MrBeast, born Jimmy Donaldson on May 7, 1998, in Kansas, U.S., is a genius YouTuber who has 92 million subscribers and over 15 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. Donaldson is not just a content creator; he’s also a philanthropist. Join us to celebrate him on this special day.
May 7, 1998
Jimmy Donaldson, popularly known as MrBeast, is a creative genius on the YouTube scene. At the young age of 13, he had his first YouTube channel, “MrBeast6000,” with a 240 subscriber count. He started by posting video games focused mainly on “Call of Duty: Black Ops 2” and “Minecraft.” Donaldson 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 started posting heartfelt videos such as “Giving a Random Homeless Man $10 000.” Donaldson currently has 92 million subscribers and 15 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 attain.
Subsequently, he did another countdown to 200,000 subscribers. He quickly gained popularity around this period with other stunts he pulled, such as watching paint dry for one hour and an attempt to break glass using 100 megaphones. He got the title ‘YouTube Philanthropist’ for his beastly givings, giving out more than $1 million during that period. In 2019, Donaldson 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, with 662 000 viewers who watched 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 300 million views. His videos are strategically positioned to go viral as they always have elements of internet challenges, reaction videos, giveaways, and guest appearances.
Donaldson is an avid creator and entrepreneur with businesses such as Finger on the App, MrBeast Burger, and Feastables. He is currently struggling with Crohn’s disease. He is close to his mother, who has made appearances in some of his videos, including prank videos. Donaldson is a free spirit who is very generous with his money.
At the age of 13, on the YouTube channel "MrBeast6000," Donaldson uploads his first-ever YouTube video.
Donaldson is announced as the winner in the ‘Breakout Creator’ category at the Streamy Awards.
"Finger on the App" is an exciting game in which the last player standing wins $25,000.
Donaldson receives a nomination for ‘Favorite Male Social Star.’
His estimated income of $54 million places him at the top of the “Forbes” list of the ‘Highest-Earning Youtubers.’
Why We Love MrBeast
He is a cheerful giver
Giving is Donaldson's 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.
He is an award-winning creator
Donaldson 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.’
He is a go-getter
Donaldson 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
He is a college dropout
Donaldson attended classes for two weeks in college before deciding to drop out.
He gave out a $10,000 tip
Donaldson gave a waitress $10,000 as a tip for serving him water.
His eye color is green
Donaldson is part of the 2% of the world population with the rarest color of eyes — green.
His expensive stunt videos are sponsored
Although he has donated in the past without sponsorship, most of Donaldson’s donation videos are sponsored and funded by the coupon company Honey.
Donaldson loves teriyaki chicken
The Japanese dish makes his tastebuds come alive.
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.
What did MrBeast start out doing?
He started as a YouTuber at the age of 13.
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