MrBeast is an American YouTube star, philanthropist and entrepreneur. Mr Beast has a net worth of $25 million. Also known as Jimmy Donaldson, MrBeast is known for his YouTube stunts that give large sums of money away to friends or charity. He is considered the pioneer of philanthropic YouTube stunt videos. He is also one of the highest-paid YouTubers on the planet. In 2020 he earned $24 million from his YouTube channel, merchandise sales and sponsorships with brands like Microsoft and Electronic Arts.
Jimmy reportedly invests the majority of his video earnings back into video production. He now spends as much as $300,000 producing one video, up from $10,000 a few years ago. His stunts tend to have a philanthropic angle, like giving money to strangers or adopting an entire shelter of rescue dogs.
According to YouTube analytics service SocialBlade, MrBeast makes a minimum of $3 million per month from YouTube ads alone. That does not include in-video brand deals.
As of this writing, his three main channels, MrBeast, MrBeast Shorts and Beast Reacts boast a combined 90+ million subscribers. That combined subscriber count technically makes MrBeast the most-subscribed US-based YouTube creator. PewDiePie is the most-subscribed individual creator in the world with 110 million subscribers on his main channel alone.
He started posting videos to YouTube when he was 12 years old under the user name “MrBeast6000”. He briefly attended college but dropped out to pursue a YouTube career full time.
In his early videos he primarily posted video game commentary, reaction videos and funny compilations.
Jimmy first gained widespread popularity after the release of the video “counting to 100,000” in 2017. In the video he spent 44 hours counting to 100,000. The video would go on to be viewed more than 21 million times.
He followed up with a video where he counted to 200,000. Other popular accomplishments include reading the dictionary, reading the “Bee Movie” script, ubering across America, saying “Logan Paul” 100,000 times and watching the awful Jake Paul music video “It’s Every Day Bro” on repeat for 10 hours straight.
Today his YouTube accounts have more than 90 million combined subscribers and have generated more than 10 billion video views. Most average videos are viewed more than 20 million times. He has 12 million followers on Instagram, 9 million followers on Twitter and 13 million followers on TikTok.
He is associated with PewDiePie and purchased billboards and radio advertisements to help him get more subscribers than T-Series. He was nominated for Vlogger of the Year at the 2019 Shorty Awards. He won the Breakout Creator award. He was nominated for a 2020 Kids’ Choice Award for Favorite Male Social Star. He won the 2020 YouTuber of the Year award. He also was the 2020 Creator of the Year at the Streamy Awards.
In one week alone in July 2020, MrBeast gained 400,000 new subscribers and had more than 80 million video views. The success made him the 20th most-popular personality on YouTube during that period.