Jimmy Donaldson, better known as MrBeast, is an American YouTube personality, credited with pioneering a genre of YouTube videos that centers on expensive stunts. His MrBeast YouTube channel is one of the most subscribed on the platform. Donaldson began posting videos to YouTube in early 2012 at the age of 13 under the handle MrBeast6000; his early content ranged from Let’s Plays to “videos estimating the wealth of other YouTubers”.
He went viral in 2017 after his “counting to 100,000” video earned tens of thousands of views in just a few days, and he has become increasingly popular ever since, with most of his videos gaining tens of millions of views. Over time, his style of content diversified to include challenge and donation videos that reward thousands of dollars, videos with arduous tasks or survival challenges, and original vlogs.
Once his channel took off, Donaldson hired several of his childhood friends to help him run the growing brand. Other than MrBeast, Donaldson runs a number of YouTube channels like Beast Reacts, MrBeast Gaming, MrBeast 2, and the philanthropy channel Beast Philanthropy. Donaldson is also the founder of MrBeast Burger and Feastables, and a co-creator of Team Trees, a fundraiser for the Arbor Day Foundation, and Team Seas, a fundraiser for Ocean Conservancy and The Ocean Cleanup.
MrBeast has an estimated net worth of $100 million.
Date of birth:
May 7, 1998
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