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When Jimmy Donaldson left school, he wrote in his school yearbook, under the section “things people don’t know about me”, that he has a YouTube channel.
Now 23, through his YouTube channel MrBeast, he is spending and giving away so much money that he has been dubbed the “Oprah of YouTube.”
With 69,6 million subscribers, MrBeast is one of the most successful YouTubers of all time – the 11th most-subscribed channel on YouTube according to Wikipedia.
Donaldson is more than just a YouTuber, though. He is a thriving businessman and philanthropist.
Luxury Launches reports that he didn’t have any money when he started out in 2012 at the age of 13 making videos based on mostly Minecraft and Call of Duty.
He now has six YouTube channels, each with over 20 million subscribers, with MrBeast the most popular.
Over time, his style of content has diversified to include challenge and donation-based videos, as well as videos either with arduous or survival-related tasks.
A recent video sees him spend 50 hours buried alive:
On Instagram, he has 13,6 million followers. For good reason:
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His most-watched YouTube video of all time has 142 million views.
Donaldson also ended up hiring several of his childhood friends to help him run the growing brand, with the MrBeast team made up of 30 people as of 2020.
MrBeast spends a beastly amount of $4 million a month on crazy content creation! If we got our math correct, it amounts to a staggering total of $48 million a year.
The man known for making attention-grabbing videos and donates large amounts of money to individuals has recently bought an enormous studio to make even more and a 100-acre land around it for future developments.
… [the] studio is divided into several sections where his sets are built: creative rooms, a prop warehouse, and a separate section for his philanthropist endeavors, stocked with food and meat.
Food AND meat, hey?
MrBeast revealed a behind-the-scenes look into his finances via an interview with YouTubers Colin & Samir, saying:
“I only want money so I can make better videos, so I can grow my channel… I don’t care about making money, I don’t care about time, I just want to make the best videos on the planet.”
Yeah, you gotta spend some to make some.
Watch it here:
He has confessed to living, breathing, and studying YouTube to the extent that in the last month alone, he has amassed 700 million views from his videos.
That’s roughly the combined population of the US, Brazil, Russia, and Japan.
He actually gave his 40 millionth subscriber 40 cars. That’s just one guy and 40 cars:
Apparently, he also gave away $200 000 to people who lost jobs in the pandemic and even tipped a house to a pizza delivery guy.
Plus, he’s the founder of MrBeast Burger, an online fast-food chain, as well as the co-creator of Team Trees, a fundraiser for the Arbor Day Foundation, which has raised over $23 million.
Might as well subscribe to his channel.
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