MrBeast

MrBeast, born Jimmy Donaldson on May 7, 1998, in Kansas, U.S., is a genius YouTuber who has 188 million subscribers and over 33 billion views. He had his first YouTube channel at the young age of 13 named “MrBeast6000.” He was named the highest-earning creator on the “Forbes” 2022 list of Highest-Paid YouTube Stars. MrBeast is not just a content creator; he’s also a philanthropist. Join us to celebrate him on this special day.

Fast Facts

Full Name:

Jimmy Donaldson

Nickname:

Youtube Philanthropist

Birth date:

May 7, 1998

Age:

25

Zodiac Sign:

Taurus

Height:

6' 2.8"

Relationship Status:

Single

Net Worth:

$54 million

Jimmy's Social Media:

Background

Jimmy Donaldson, popularly known as MrBeast, is a creative genius on the YouTube scene. At the young age of 13, he created his first YouTube channel, “MrBeast6000,” posting video games focused mainly on “Call of Duty: Black Ops 2” and “Minecraft.” He graduated from Greenville Christian Academy and soon proceeded to college for only two weeks before dropping out.

His career as a YouTuber began to flourish when he began posting heartfelt videos such as “Giving a Random Homeless Man $10 000.” He currently has over 188 million subscribers and 33 billion views in total on his YouTube channel. In 2017, he uploaded a long video of himself counting down to 100,000 subscribers, which he claimed took him 40 hours to do.

Subsequently, he did another countdown to 200,000 subscribers. He quickly gained popularity around this period by posting various types of content, such as watching paint dry for one hour and attempting to break glass using 100 megaphones. He was given the title “YouTube Philanthropist” for his beastly givings, giving out more than $1 million during that period. In 2019, MrBeast and YouTuber Mark Rober created Team Trees, a fundraising challenge where they raised more than $23 million to plant 20 million trees.

In 2020, his YouTube live became YouTube’s most-watched live — 662,000 viewers joined to watch 32 influencers play “rock, paper, scissors” for a grand prize of $250,000. In 2021, he caused the Clubhouse app to crash when he appeared as a guest on it. That same year, he organized and uploaded a remake video of Netflix’s “Squid Game,” where 456 people competed for a grand prize of $456,000 without any violence involved. The video currently has 509 million views. His videos are strategically positioned to go viral as they always have elements of internet challenges, reaction videos, giveaways, and guest appearances.

In October 2023, MrBeast landed one of his biggest-ever partnership deals with the NBA. The Charlotte Hornets will advertise his Feastables brand on all of the team’s uniforms for the 2023-24 season. He is an avid creator and entrepreneur with businesses such as Finger on the App, MrBeast Burger, and Feastables.

Career timeline

2012
He Uploads His First Video

At the age of 13, he uploads his first-ever YouTube video to his YouTube channel, "MrBeast6000."

2019
He Wins Streamy Awards

He is announced as the winner of the "Breakout Creator" award.

2020
He Co-Founds a Game

"Finger on the App" is an exciting game in which the last player standing wins $25,000.

2021
Kid's Choice Awards Nominee

He receives a nomination for "Favorite Male Social Star."

2022
“Forbes” List

His estimated income of $54 million places him at the top of the “Forbes” list of the "Highest-Earning Youtubers."

2023
A Historic Partnership

He partners with the NBA's Charlotte Hornets who will advertise his Feastables brand on all of the team's uniforms for the 2023-24 season.

Why We Love MrBeast

  1. He is a cheerful giver

    Giving is his love language to humanity. He genuinely loves to give and has given out more than $1 million to fans and well-wishers alike. He once gave out $10,000 randomly on Twitter. He also co-created a charity foundation called Team Trees and has raised over $22 million.

  2. He is an award-winning creator

    He has won quite a number of awards. In 2020 he won the Streamy Awards for "Creator of the Year," "Live Special," "Social Good Creator," and "Social Good: NonProfit."

  3. He is a go-getter

    He remains undeterred in the face of trying out new crazy ideas. His viral video in 2017, where he counted to 100,000 subscribers for 40+ hours, earned him many views.

5 Surprising Facts

  1. He has a disease

    He struggles with Crohn's disease and uses his platform and fame to raise awareness about the disease.

  2. He once gave a massive tip

    He gave a waitress $10,000 as a tip for serving him water.

  3. His eye color

    He is part of the 2% of the world population with the rarest color of eyes — green.

  4. His expensive stunt videos are sponsored

    Although he has donated in the past without sponsorship, most of his donation videos are sponsored and funded by the coupon company Honey.

  5. One of his favorite foods

    The Japanese dish, teriyaki chicken, makes his tastebuds come alive, he's said.

MrBeast FAQs

How much does MrBeast make a day?

It is said he makes an average of $55,000 a day.

How did MrBeast get so famous?

He got people talking in 2017 after his viral video “Counting to 100 000” got him thousands of views.

Does MrBeast have a kid?

He doesn’t have any kids. He has asked himself the question of whether or not he would want to set aside 18 years away from the business to focus on a child.

MrBeast’s birthday dates

YearDateDay
2024May 7Tuesday
2025May 7Wednesday
2026May 7Thursday
2027May 7Friday
2028May 7Sunday

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