Who is MrBeast (Jimmy Donaldson), the highest-paid YouTuber in the world
His videos revolve around the theme of challenges, tests, and bets that he carries out himself or not. The ‘YouTuber’ who spent 1.7 million euros to recreate ‘The Squid Game’ opens his tournament with controversy.
Jimmy Donaldson is a 23-year-old man, known for his YouTube channel, where he calls himself MrBeast and thanks to which he has become the highest-paid YouTuber in the world, since the year 2021 he entered the figure of 54 million dollars, according to Forbes.
His adventure on YouTube began at the age of 13, although the truth is that his videos barely reached 1,000 visits. This changed in 2017, when he published his video ‘I Counted To 100,000!’, with which he got tens of thousands of views, although this publication currently reaches almost 25 million views.
The videos of this YouTuber usually revolve around the same theme: challenges and bets. These videos accumulate 10,000 million visits, twice as many as in 2020.
These challenges and bets that are seen in the videos are carried out both by himself and by other people to whom he offers money in exchange for daring to do something. For example, he recently spent 50 hours buried alive or offered $10,000 to whoever dared to sit in a bathtub of snakes.
Likewise, he recently dared to create his own version of The Squid Game, the famous Korean series that can be seen on Netflix, from which he copied the sets and the entire theme.
With the sum of all these videos, he has managed to accumulate millions of visits and, therefore, increase his annual earnings to 54 million dollars, although his desire is not limited only to videos.
In 2021 he launched his MrBeast Burger project, an app, and menu that allows fans to order MrBeast-branded meals at 1,600 restaurants across the country that have partnered with him to fulfill orders.
“MrBeast handles the marketing, pushing the burgers to his nearly 90 million YouTube subscribers. He and the restaurants then split the profits from the orders. So far, the operation has sold 5 million sandwiches,” Forbes says.
In the list of the highest-paid YouTubers, after MrBeast is Jake Paul, with earnings of 45 million dollars in 2021, and Markiplier, with a total of 38 million dollars.
Known for his absurd challenges, the American recreated the tests of the ‘The Squid Game’ series so that 456 people competed for a prize of 456,000 dollars
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Challenges, money, and YouTube. This is the formula for the success of one of the most popular YouTubers in the world, Jimmy Donaldson, better known as MrBeast. If we add the followers of his six YouTube accounts -MrBeast, Beast Philanthropy, MrBeast Gaming, Beast Reacts, MrBeast Sharts, and MrBeast 2-, this young American of only 23 years has more than 145 million fans. Throughout his professional career as an influencer, he has combined the creation of videos with business and solidarity initiatives through somewhat peculiar challenges.
His videos give off the image of a crazy young man blinded by fame and who doesn’t know what to do with the money, but nothing is further from the truth. Behind the challenges and viral charity plays, such as burying himself alive for more than 50 hours or going through the same fast food service 1,000 times, hides a young philanthropist who says he wants to end world hunger. Without going any further, this year, on Thanksgiving, he gave out 10,000 free frozen turkeys to anyone who asked on the street. In one of his videos, it is seen how he gave $10,000 in tips to pizza delivery guys. But who is MrBeast? What were his beginnings? Why is he considered the king of YouTube?