MrBeast, whose real name is Jimmy Donaldson is an American YouTube star, philanthropist and entrepreneur. He began creating his YouTube channel in 2012. He gained attention for his attention-grabbing stunts, large-scale challenges and philanthropic videos.
1. His YouTube channels boast over 140 million subscribers
To date, his main three channels, MrBeast, MrBeast Shorts and Beast Reacts boast over 140 million subscribers as his content often involves extreme challenges such as staying in isolation, counting to millions or spending an extended period underwater.
2. He makes a minimum of RM 13.6 million per month from YouTube ads alone
It was reported that MrBeast has a net worth of USD$10 million (RM455 million) in 2022 – making him one of the highest-paid YouTubers on the planet.
In 2020 alone, he earned USD$24 million from his YouTube channel, merchandise sales and sponsorships with brands like Microsoft. He makes a minimum of USD$3 million per month from YouTube ads alone (which does not include in-video brand deals).
3. His charitable initiatives have inspired many others in the YouTube community
The 25-year-old YouTuber is also known for donating substantial amounts of money to individuals, friends and charitable organizations. Some of his notable philanthropic efforts include planting millions of trees, donating thousands of dollars to Twitch streamers, and establishing a food chain to help those in need. His charitable initiatives have inspired many others in the YouTube community and beyond to contribute to charitable causes.
4. MrBeast has won multiple Streamy Awards
Furthermore, MrBeast has broken multiple Guinness World Records through his videos. Some of his notable record-breaking feats include the “Longest Video on YouTube” and “Most Trees Planted in a Day.” He has been nominated for and won multiple Streamy Awards, including the Creator of the Year and the Show of the Year.
Besides, MrBeast has been featured in prominent media outlets, such as Forbes, where he was recognized as one of the highest-paid YouTubers.
The most-subscribed US-based YouTube creator has ventured into other forms of media beyond YouTube. He has appeared on television shows, collaborated with other YouTubers, and even launched his own burger chain called “MrBeast Burger.”