Mr. Beast, whose real name is Jimmy Donaldson, is a popular American YouTuber and philanthropist known for his extravagant and elaborate video concepts. Before he became one of the most popular names on YouTube, Mr. Beast had a modest upbringing in Greenville, North Carolina, where he was raised alongside his older brother and fellow Youtuber Charles “C.J.” Donaldson. He graduated from Greenville Christian Academy, a private secondary school in the area, and briefly attended East Carolina university before dropping out in fall 2016 to pursue a full-time career as a YouTuber.
In addition to his entertaining videos, Mr Beast is also known for his charitable efforts and philanthropy. He has organized and participated in a number of fundraisers and charitable events, including raising millions of dollars for various causes through his YouTube channels.
One of Mr. Beast’s most notable charity events was a livestream in which he raised over $20 million for the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. He has also organized events such as a massive “tag” game in which he and other YouTubers competed to see who could tag the most people, with all proceeds going to charity.
Mr. Beast Age
Mr. Beast was born on May 7, 1998 in the state of Kansas. He turns 25 next year.
YouTube Career: How Did Mr. Beast Get Famous?
Mr. Beast began his YouTube career in early 2012 at the age of 13 under the handle MrBeast6000. His early content ranged from Let’s Plays, videos estimating the wealth of other YouTubers, videos that offered tips to upcoming YouTube creators, and commentary on YouTube drama.
His popularity on the platform skyrocketed in 2017 after he published an almost day-long video of himself counting to 100,000. The stunt took him a reported 40 hours to complete. Since then, Mr. Beast has become known on the platform for his large-scale challenges, stunts, and pranks, which often involve large amounts of money and impressive feats of generosity. He has given away millions of dollars to his followers and charitable organizations through his videos, and has raised millions more for various causes through his charity livestreams.
One of Mr Beast’s most notable charitable efforts is his “Team Trees” campaign, which he launched in 2019. The campaign aimed to raise $20 million to plant 20 million trees, and it quickly gained widespread support from both individuals and organizations. By the end of the campaign, the goal was surpassed and over 22 million trees were planted.
In addition to his charity work, Mr. Beast is known for his impressive feats of endurance and physical challenges. He has set multiple Guinness World Records, including for the longest hug and the most people skipping rope at the same time.
Mr. Beast currently oversees five total channels: MrBeast, MrBeast 2 (which he launched as part of a riddle competition), MrBeast Shorts (for bite-sized videos roughly 30 seconds or shorter), Beast Reacts for reaction videos and stunts, and MrBeast Gaming. Collectively, these channels count 73 million subscribers.
Is Mr. Beast And Maddy Spidell Still Together?
Mr. Beast and Maddy have never really spoken publicly about their relationship, but have shared countless photos together in the past. While they preferred to keep their relationship private, Maddy was forced to confirm they were dating after people accused her of being with the YouTube star for his money.
“If it wasn’t clear – I don’t want Mr beast for his money, just want a bf with good taste in anime who can make me laugh leave me alone and let me have an unattainable internet crush LMFAO,” she tweeted in 2019.
Maddy Spidell has not been seen with Mr. Beast for a while, which sparked rumors of their break up. In several vacation videos posted on her Instagram page, she is seen vacationing and kissing an unknown man.
The last time Mr. Beast posted a photo of he and Maddy together was in June 2020. It is unclear when the pair broke up.
Mr. Beast New Girlfriend: Is Mr. Beast Dating Thea Booysen?
Mr. Beast is currently dating young twitch content creator Thea Booysen. According to Booysen, their relationship tale began when Mr. Beast and his friends visited South Africa for a shoot. They ended up catching the covid-19 virus and were forced to quarantine in South Africa. In an interview with Wide Awake, Booysen says she was in the same area as Mr. Beast and his team, and was invited one faithful day to join them for dinner. “I said okay I will leave the house. I’ll join you guys for a quick coffee.”
Mr. Beast Net Worth 2023: How Much Does Mr. Beast Make A Year?
It is difficult to accurately estimate the annual income of Mr. Beast as he has many sources of income, including his very own MrBeast Burger Restaurant Chain.
Mr. Beast has over 100 million subscribers on YouTube as of December 2022, and he typically averages between 40 million to 100 million views per video, which he monetizes through ads and sponsorship.
According to Social Blade— a website that tracks YouTube channel statistics— Mr. Beast’s channel has the potential to earn between $300,000 and $4.8 million per year from ads alone, based on an estimate of his average views per video. However, this is just a rough estimate and does not take into account other sources of income, such as sponsorships or merchandise sales.
‘From literally the time I started making money at 16 until now, I just reinvested everything I made. One dollar a day turned into two and then three. And then eventually I was making $10,000 a month then a $100,000 a month, then $1 million a month,’ he says.
In addition to his YouTube income, Mr. Beast has also participated in various business ventures and has reportedly made significant investments in various companies. It is not clear how much he has earned from these ventures.
Despite the success of his videos, Mr. Beast claimed that he runs his main channel at a loss.
“Almost all my recent videos lost me a ridiculous amount of money,” Donaldson tweeted back in 2021. “That’s why I started the gaming channel so I can use the extra money to run the main at a loss and just focus on making the best videos possible. My end goal is to have Beast Shorts, Beast Reacts, and Beast Gaming all funneling money into the main so I can film videos that are so stupidly expensive they don’t make sense. Then leverage that attention to open a couple hundred food pantries/homeless shelters.”
Mr. Beast is currently the world’s richest YouTuber, with an estimated net worth of more than $105million.
‘I just want to make the best YouTube videos possible. I don´t really care about living in a mansion or driving a Lamborghini,’ he says. ‘I live to create content and I want to entertain people.’
Mr. Beast Merch
Mr. Beast has a merchandise line that features a variety of items such as t-shirts, hoodies, hats, and accessories. The merchandise is typically themed around Mr. Beast’s brand and features slogans and designs that are popular among his fans.
Mr. Beast merchandise is typically sold on his website, as well as through other online retailers. The prices of the items vary depending on the product and the size. Some of the items in the Mr. Beast merchandise line include:
- T-shirts: Prices range from around $20 to $30.
- Hoodies: Prices range from around $40 to $60.
- Hats: Prices range from around $20 to $30.
- Accessories: Prices vary depending on the item.
Mr. Beast merchandise is popular among his fans and is often sold out quickly. To stay up-to-date on the availability of Mr. Beast merchandise, you can check his website or follow him on social media for updates.
Does Mr. Beast Use Social Media?
Mr. Beast has gained a significant social media presence, with millions of followers on platforms such as Instagram and Twitter.
Mr. Beast Logo
The Mr. Beast logo is a Blue image of the head of a Sabertooth Tiger. The logo is often used on Mr. Beast’s merchandise, social media accounts, and videos.