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If you haven’t heard the name Jimmy Donaldson, then you might know him by his YouTube alias: MrBeast. On YouTube, 22-year-old MrBeast has quickly become one of the fastest-growing creators for the past two years in a row. With his videos gaining anywhere from 11M to 101M views and his subscribers increasing by the hundreds of thousands weekly, it’s clear to see why MrBeast is so successful. From all of his success on YouTube, MrBeast has acquired an impressive net worth and launched several other revenue streams that have turned him into a millionaire. If you’re wondering how MrBeast’s net worth breaks down, we’ll go through everything you need to know.
Who is MrBeast?
Donaldson is an American YouTuber that made his YouTube channel back in 2012 to create videos at the young age of 13. At this point, Donaldson often uploaded hilarious compilations of him playing popular games such as “Minecraft” and “Call of Duty,” videos guessing other YouTubers’ net worth, tips and tricks for aspiring video creators, and commentaries on viral YouTube drama.
His channel at the start of his YouTube career to now is vastly different, as MrBeast rarely appeared in his older videos. It wasn’t until 2015 that MrBeast experienced growth on his channel thanks to his “Worst Intros” series which poked fun at popular YouTubers and their video introductions.
By the time he enrolled in college, Donaldson soon dropped out two weeks later to follow his dream of becoming a full-time YouTuber. Telling his mom, “I’d rather be poor than do anything besides YouTube”, Donaldson moved out of his parent’s house in North Carolina and put all his attention on making YouTube videos.
MrBeast first went viral in January 2017 when he uploaded a video of himself counting to 100,000 – which he later revealed took him 44 hours – because he knew it would go viral. Realizing videos following this format earned him the most amount of views, MrBeast kept creating similar videos, such as spinning a fidget spinner for 24 hours and watching Jake Paul’s “It’s Everyday Bro” music video for 10 hours straight. By November 2017, MrBeast reached 1 million subscribers.
With his consistent dedication to the platform and to video-creating, his channel now has an average growth rate of around 50 percent per year. To put his popularity into perspective, MrBeast has already gained more than 19M subscribers since January 2020. His videos have the power to draw in millions of viewers from all around the world as they tend to be super engaging, heartwarming, and exciting to watch. Usually, his videos focus on outrageous challenges, expensive stunts, money donations, eye-catching experiments, and more. As MrBeast has grown his channel into an empire, he’s hired several of his childhood friends to work with him and star in many of his videos, boosting their social media presence as well.
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Since MrBeast has such an impactful social media presence, he’s broken many barriers for creators online and set unbelievable records. However, his success isn’t only limited to YouTube.
Over the years, MrBeast has donated or raised tens of millions of dollars to give to various charities that he values. His extravagant stunt videos have raised large sums of money that have allowed MrBeast and his team to donate much-needed items to homeless shelters, the Veterans Army Wounded Warrior Program, Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and local animal shelters.
When he’s not filming for YouTube, Donaldson is taking part in amazing philanthropic efforts with other creators. As you could probably tell from his YouTube channel, MrBeast is constantly donating the money he makes to important causes or purchasing supplies for communities in need. More recently, Donaldson and fellow YouTuber Mark Rober founded the initiative Team Trees, which is a collaborative fundraiser in which all the proceeds are donated to the Arbor Day Foundation in order to successfully plant millions of trees. As of October 2020, Team Trees has raised more than $22.3M and has planted more than 4.6M trees.
MrBeast Net Worth Revenue Streams
MrBeast has several other YouTube channels where he posts videos surrounding gaming, comedy, and entertainment. Similar to his main channel, these additional YouTube channels have achieved significant success and earned millions of followers, contributing more to our calculation of the MrBeast net worth. If you want to check out his other channels, you can watch:
- Beast Reacts – 3.74M subscribers
- MrBeast Gaming – 11.6M subscribers
- MrBeast 2 – 1.43M subscribers
- MrBeast Shorts – 2.56M subscribers
If you want to show off the fact that you’re a MrBeast fan, you can easily do so with his influencer merch, which is highly recognizable. On the merch site, you can find T-shirts, aprons, hats, beanies, hoodies, long-sleeves, shorts, reusable water bottles, tank tops, joggers, backpacks, gift cards and bracelets in several different styles that all contribute to boosting MrBeast’s net worth.
3. MrBeast Burger
It was announced in November 2020 that Donaldson was launching a virtual restaurant called MrBeast Burger in December 2020. His team worked with Virtual Dining Concepts to develop the brand that aimed to add a new source of revenue for restaurants, and Donaldson explained his plans to sell the franchise rights to serve MrBeast’s burgers to restaurants across the United States so that consumers could order the burgers online through major food delivery apps.
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Since MrBeast Burger has released with 300 locations and launched an app, Donaldson has seen much success, selling thousands of dollars worth of burgers in only a short time since the business officially launched.
MrBeast Net Worth
In 2020, Insider named MrBeast as one of the highest-paid YouTubers of 2020. This recognition came after Forbes reported that MrBeast made an estimated $24M in 2020 and amassed more than 3B views on his channel. This helps explain why Donaldson also came out on top as one of the most-viewed YouTube creators in 2019. According to Celebrity Net Worth and Naibuzz, MrBeast’s net worth is estimated to be between $16M and $30M.
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