YouTube has been a place for content creators since its inception. YouTube has helped them make a name for themselves and have made a lot of money. PewDiePie and Zella are among the most successful YouTubers. MrBeast is the YouTube’s biggest and most well-known name, as well as the highest earning.
What is his worth and how did he get so famous?
MrBeast Quick Facts
Name: Jimmy Donaldson
DoB: 7th May 1998
Height: 6ft 3in / 1.9m
Instagram: @mrbeast – 18.7m Followers
YouTube: MrBeast6000 96.5m subscribers, MrBeast Gaming 27.4m subscribers
Net Worth: $55 Million (estimated)
Who is MrBeast, you ask?
MrBeast is Jimmy Donaldson’s online alias. He is an American YouTube creator, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. He was born in Kansas on 7th May 1998, but he moved to Greenville (North Carolina) at an early age. In 2016, he graduated from Greenville Christian Academy.
MrBeast YouTube Jobs
Jimmy Donaldson, also known as MrBeast, uploaded his first YouTube video in February 2012. He was only 13 years old. His first content consisted of what is now known as a ‘Let’s Plays’ or a video of him playing video games. These videos show him estimating the wealth of YouTube personalities and giving tips and advice for anyone who wants to be successful on YouTube.
In his first two years of uploading content to the internet, MrBeast wasn’t able to attract many subscribers. But that all changed in 2015-2016 when his content started attracting audiences and his subscriber list grew quickly to about 30,000.
MrBeast realized that YouTube viewers are open to watching any video and uploaded a video in January 2017 of him counting to 100,000. He took 40 hours to finish the video, but he edited it to make it easy to watch in 24-hours. He then followed up with another video in which he counted to 200,000.
MrBeast uploaded videos of himself doing obscure things, like watching paint dry. This attracted more attention to his account.
MrBeast had already made a lot of money on YouTube by this time and held many competitions to help people win cash. One contestant won $1 million in a notable event.
MrBeast’s most-viewed YouTube video is the one in which he recreates Squid Game, an immensely popular Netflix survival series that saw 456 people compete to win a $456,000 award. This video has been viewed more than 248 million times.
In May 2020, MrBeast launched the MrBeast Gaming YouTube channel. It already has over 23 million subscribers. You will find videos of players participating in gaming events that offer cash prizes on the MrBeast Gaming channel.
MrBeast launched the MrBeast Burger fast food delivery service in December 2020. MrBeast Burger is a completely online business. This is known as a virtual restaurant concept. Burgers can only be ordered via delivery. Order burgers through the MrBeast Burger app on iOS or Android. You can also order food via door-to-door delivery services like GrubHub, Doordash, UberEats and Doordash.
Over 1,000 MrBeast Burger locations are currently operating on a ghost-kitchen basis. The majority of these are located in the United States of America. However, there are five locations in London. MrBeast funds restaurants in trouble, usually due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
MrBeast established Feastables in January 2022. It currently produces its own line of chocolate bars called MrBeast Bars. They are only currently available in the USA in limited quantities and come in four flavours: Original and Quinoa Crunch, Milk Chocolate, and Chocolate Sea Salt.
MrBeast has partnered up with other brands in order to give you more chances of winning prizes through the Feastables brand.
MrBeast Net Worth
Forbes reported that MrBeast made $54 million in 2021. This puts him on par with Lewis Hamilton. YouTube is not his only source of income. He also receives payments from advertising revenue and YouTube.
MrBeast has a net worth of $55 million. However, many online publications claim it to be lower at $25 million. While MrBeast may be able to make a lot of money, he invests heavily in his video content. The majority of his videos cost around $300,000.
He also donates large amounts of money to charities and winners of competitions. He claims that he runs his channel for a loss.
Unsurprisingly, MrBeast has his own line of merchandise that you can purchase via his website. You can find merchandise such as t-shirts and hoodies, smartphone cases, backpacks, and homewares.