Logan Alexander Paul was born April 1, 1995 in Westlake, Ohio. He is the son of Gregory Allan Paul and Pamela Ann Paul, who have since been divorced.
He grew up in the small town of Westlake with his younger brother, Jake. Logan started making web videos when he was 10 years old, on a YouTube channel called Zoosh6 in collaboration with his brother.
Logan Paul studied at Westlake High School, where he distinguished himself with his athletic prowess.
He studied at Ohio University before dropping out in 2014 to pursue a full-time social media career in Los Angeles, living in a villa with some of his friends, such as Dwarf Mamba, in the Encino neighborhood.
Social media videos
Logan achieved Internet fame with the Vine7 video sharing service. As of February 2014, he had over 3.1 million subscribers on various social media platforms8. In April 2014, he reached 105,000 followers on Twitter, 361,000 on Instagram, more than 31,000 likes on his Facebook page [ref. desired] and around 150,000 subscribers to his YouTube channel. A compilation YouTube video of his Working Vines garnered over four million views in the first week. In 2015, he was ranked 10th most influential person on Vine, with his six-second videos earning him hundreds of thousands of dollars in advertising revenue. As of October, his Facebook videos alone have over 300 million views.
Since 2013 on his YouTube channel TheOfficialLoganPaul, Logan has been posting short films and most recently songs like Help Me Help You in collaboration with Why Don’t We. On September 12, 2016, Logan posted his first vlog on his new LoganPaulVlog channel. Since then, Logan has posted a daily vlog on YouTube, where he takes on challenges and brings his subscribers to life.
Logan has appeared in a number of advertising campaigns, including for Hanes, PepsiCo, and HBO.
In 2016, Comcast purchased a short format TV series called Logan Paul Vs9.
In February 2017, Dwayne Johnson posted on his own YouTube channel Logan Paul has been cut from, like, all of The Rock’s movies, a video featuring them both10 [insufficient source]. In April 2017, they did it again for Logan Paul is, like, totally terrible at falling in love with Alexandra Daddario with actress Alexandra Daddario11.
At the end of March 2017, Logan launched a clothing line called Maverick by Logan Paul [ref. desired].
As of October 2017, he had over 50 million subscribers on different social media platforms. He has reached 3.2 million followers on Twitter, 15 million on Instagram, 16 million likes on his Facebook account and over 16 million YouTube subscribers: his Logan Paul Vlogs channel has 14 million subscribers, while his channel TheOfficialLoganPaul has 3.8 million.
On December 31, 2017, he created controversy by publishing a video in which he films the body of a man committed suicide by hanging in the Japanese forest Aokigahara, nicknamed “forest of suicides”. The video caused a scandal and was deleted within hours of being uploaded. Logan Paul responds to the growing controversy with a short video of apologies12. Subsequently, YouTube responded by removing its Google Preferred status, which allowed it to earn more money from the ads that were shown before its videos13,14. YouTube also suspended two of their partnerships, the Foursome series and the movie The Thinning 2, which were due to be released on YouTube Red in 2018.
Cinema and television
Logan Paul, in a chat about The Thinning at New York Comic Con with (L to R), co-star Peyton List, writer and director Michael Gallagher and host Andy Signore.
In early 2015, Logan appeared on Law & Order: Special victims Unit15 [insufficient source]. He also appeared in the Fox TV series Weird Loners where he played the role of the Paul twins. He starred in two episodes of the ABC Stitchers series. In 2016, Logan starred in the movie The Thinning with Peyton List.
Since January 2016, Logan has taken drama lessons with private tutors and also comedy classes with The Groundlings and Upright Citizens Brigade.
Logan wrote the screenplay for an adult comedy, Airplane Mode, which has been described as “American Pie for Gen Z”, and by Logan himself as “the Expendables with Internet Stars”
In 2017, he shot a movie called Valley Girl, starring Chloe Bennet, which was released in 2020.
In early 2018, after a series of highly criticized videos, YouTube decided to suspend the monetization17 of Logan Paul’s channel, notably by removing it from the Google Preferred portfolio and suspending its current contracts with the streaming service.
In early 2018, after a series of highly criticized videos, YouTube decided to suspend the monetization17 of Logan Paul’s channel by notably removing it from the Google Preferred portfolio and suspending its current contracts with the paid streaming service YouTube Red. The videographer had notably filmed and shown on his channel in early January 2018 the corpse of a man who had committed suicide in a forest in Japan. He then smacked a dead rat, still facing the camera, and encouraged his fans on Twitter to swallow detergent, in connection with the Tide Pod Challenge (in), a “joke” that he has since deleted.
On February 26, YouTube announced that the YouTuber could again display advertisements on its content but remained subject to a 90-day probationary period with a number of restrictions.
Involvement in boxing
In February 2018, during a boxing match between Joe Weller and KSI, the latter challenges Logan Paul to a fight, as well as his brother Jake Paul. The two brothers accept, which will launch 6 months of rivalry between the 4 Youtubers: KSI, Logan Paul, Deji (brother of KSI) and Jake Paul. Finally, after months of training and preparation, the fight takes place on August 25, 2018 at Manchester Arena, in the city of Manchester, UK. The two headliners are Deji vs. Jake Paul and KSI vs. Logan Paul. After 5 rounds, Jake Paul wins over Deji with a technical knockout. However, the fight between Logan Paul and KSI will be more surprising. Indeed, after 6 rounds, ie all of the regulation time, the two boxers obtain a tie, which will surprise the public, but also the teams of the two fighters. Logan Paul and KSI absolutely wanting to know who is the best, a rematch is organized before February 2019 in the United States, normally in Los Angeles. Judge Zachary Young ruled 56-55 in favor of Logan Paul, Patrick Russell ruled in favor of KSI 57-54. KSI emerge victorious thanks to the crucial scorecard from Lou Moret who, after the deduction, put the fight in six rounds 56-55 at KSI.
Logan lives in Hollywood, California, like his friends Amanda Cerny, Juanpa Zurita, Andrew Bachelor, Mark Dohner and his brother Jake Paul, who collaborate with each other on their videos.
He bought a villa in a quiet area of Los Angeles where he has lived since 2017 with his friend Dwarf Mamba, his videographer Brendan North and his musician friend Franke. In March 2018 his videographer Brendan North left this house and Logan Paul recruited a new videographer, Spencer Taylor.
In July 2017, he began dating actress Chloe Bennet, whom he had met on the set of the movie Valley Girl19. They separated two months later20. In July 2018, they get back together after ten months of separation