Logan Alexander Paul (Born: April 1, 1995)is an American YouTube personality turned professional boxer. He also has a highly successful podcast known as Impaulsive. Logan Paul is the brother of internet bad boy, Jake Paul.
Logan Paul Early Beginnings
Logan Paul grew up in Cleveland, Island. He is the older of the two Paul brothers. This Paul was also the first to get into content creating.
Logan Paul began his film career working for a YouTube channel called Zoosh. He was just ten years old.
That fame caught the attention of Logan Paul’s classmates at Westlake High School. On top of his internet success, Logan Paul was The Plain Dealer’s All-Star linebacker in 2012. In addition, Logan Paul qualified for the Ohio High School Athletic Association Division I Wrestling Individual Championships in 2013.
Logan Paul on Vine
Logan Paul always had a knack for entertainment. He jumped on the Vine bandwagon when the social media platform first blew up.
During this time, he enrolled in the Industrial Engineering program at Ohio University. He attended for almost two years, but his Vine popularity had grown too much. Logan Paul dropped out of school and moved to Los Angeles, California, to create content for a living.
Logan Paul on YouTube
On October 18, 2013, Logan Paul launched TheOfficialLoganPaul YouTube page. He didn’t post a lot at first. However, his content ramped up when Vine shut down.
On August 29, 2015, he launched the Logan Paul Vlogs YouTube channel. It grew immensely in popularity. Increasing interest in this page caused him to shut down TheOfficialLoganPaul page. Now he is simply Logan Paul with all the original Logan Paul Vlogs content still intact on this main channel.
Logan Paul Acting
As his popularity grew, Logan Paul landed some acting gigs. His first major role was on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Then, he nabbed some roles in Stitchers on Freeform and The Thinning on YouTube Red.
All of these opportunities made Logan Paul want to explore his craft more. He started training with the Upright Citizens Brigade and The Groundlings in 2016.
By the end of 2016, he inked a deal with Comcast. They created the show Logan Paul Vs., which lasted four seasons.
Logan Paul Endorsement Deals
Logan Paul was becoming a cash cow, and all the companies wanted in on it. The star started making bank when YouTube started commanding top dollar for advertising on his videos.
From there, he drew the interest of major corporations, partnering with:
In February 2017, Logan Paul became the ambassador for Baywatch. Paul would create content where he would try to crash the set and be on the movie. He created a video with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson called Logan Paul has been cut from, like all of The Rock’s movies.
Logan Paul Music Videos
At the end of 2016, Logan Paul started dabbling in the music industry. He released his first single called 2016 on December 29, 2016. It has almost 15 million views to this day.
The main lyrics are, ‘I can ride your girl with no handlebars.” Logan Paul even rides a bicycle that is made up of women. The leader of the Flobots, Jamie Laurie, accused Logan Paul of “douchebag entitlement.”
In turn, Jamie Laurie released a diss song called “Handle Your Bars.” Logan Paul never responded, and eventually, Flobots removed the song from YouTube.
Logan Paul Suicide Controversy
In 2017, Logan Paul took a trip to Japan that caused many people to get upset with him.
Some of the controversial things Logan Paul did in Japan included:
- Climbing a Moving Forklift in a Tsukiji Fish Market
- Taking off Clothes on a Crowded Street to Fight a Friend
- Throwing Big Poké Balls at Strangers, Including a Tokyo Cop
However, the most alarming part of his trip was a visit to Mount Fuji. He visited Aokigahara at the mountain’s base, a spot infamous for suicides. Logan Paul found a corpse and shared a video of it.
The star was called out for being insensitive to suicide victims and their families. Celebrities and politicians criticized the star. YouTube even said he went against community standards. Logan Paul took three weeks off to recollect his thoughts.
All of this press also got his channel removed from Google Preferred. His YouTube movie, New World Order, was also put on halt. They also stopped the production of Logan Paul Vs.
In the end, he was reinstated because Logan Paul didn’t violate his three-strike policy on YouTube. When Logan Paul returned, he donated $1 million towards suicide prevention charities.
Logan Paul Boxing Career
Logan Paul had his first boxing match on February 3, 2018. He won a white-collar amateur boxing match against Joe Weller. This entry into the boxing world caused KSI to call out Logan Paul.
Logan Paul vs. KSI took place on February 24, 2018. On the same night, it was also Jake Paul vs. Deji, KSI’s brother.
KSI vs. Logan Paul ended in a draw. Two judges voted 57-57. Another gave KSI the edge at 58-57.
KSI vs. Logan Paul II was a professional boxing match that took place at the Staples Center on September 4, 2019. The build to this match saw Logan Paul accuse KSI of having five abortions. Pro-choice activists boycotted Logan Paul, and he admitted to being insensitive.
KSI won the rematch in a split decision:
- KSI: 57-54
- KSI: 56-55
- Logan Paul: 56-55
Logan Paul’s fighting career isn’t over. He is currently training to fight Floyd “Money” Maywether, Jr. The Logan Paul vs. Floyd Mayweather Exhibition Match will be on February 20, 2021.
Logan Paul Personal Life
Logan Paul is a bachelor and has had his fair share of girlfriends.
He was linked to Chloe Bennet after meeting on the set of Valley Girl in July 2017. They would break up in September 2018.
Logan Paul dated Josie Canseco, the daughter of Major League Baseball icon Jose Canseco. He started dating the model in April 2020. However, they broke up by November 2020.