Franklin, hoping to help his community during the 2019-2020 COVID-19 crisis, recently handed out $1,000 in tips to servers at Greenville restaurants in an effort to help those in need. He surprised servers with tips ranging from $100 to $300 and says the reactions were priceless. He posted a video on YouTube featuring the servers' reactions.
Jake has been dating model Shelby Dueitt since November 2018.
Involvement in MrBeast
- Main article: Jake The Viking on the MrBeast Wiki
Jake started to gain fame by being a part of the MrBeast crew. He initially appeared in 2018 in the MrBeast video Do Water Repellent Shoes Actually Work?, and for almost two years, he has been majorly involved in MrBeast's videos (including challenges), before Karl Jacobs became a major crew member of the channel.
On April 7, 2020, Jake announced that he left MrBeast and his group of YouTubers. He stated that he left only due to the restrictions of "free time" and that there is no bad blood between them.
One of Jake's friends is Nate. Nate streams on twitch (Nintendo_Nate) and plays with Jake sometimes. Nate has went to Jake's house and has been in a couple of his videos. Jake and Nate live in different states but Jake picked up Nate from the airport.
Note: The following dates are according to
- 100,000 subscribers: April 14, 2020
- 200,000 subscribers: April 16, 2020
- 300,000 subscribers: April 17, 2020
- 400,000 subscribers: April 18, 2020
- 500,000 subscribers: April 20, 2020
- 600,000 subscribers: April 25, 2020
- 700,000 subscribers: June 7, 2020
- 800,000 subscribers: July 14, 2020
- 900,000 subscribers: August 21, 2020
- 1 million subscribers: October 12, 2020