Top 10 Facts About Mr. Beast

Top 10 Facts About Mr. Beast
Jimmy Donaldson, better known by his YouTube username Mr. Beast, is only 24 years old and has already established himself as one of the platform’s most popular and well-compensated content creators. With daring challenges and generous rewards, such as giving away a million dollars or turning a backyard into a ball pit, Mr. Beast has managed to amass an impressive 100 million subscribers. Here are the top 10 facts about Mr. Beast that you might not know yet.

1. Mr. Beast Started YouTube At Just 13 Years Old In February 2012

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Young Jimmy Donaldson first gained online notoriety for his videos under the moniker “MrBeast6000” on YouTube. Initially, he focused on creating content that would have broad appeal in order to game the YouTube algorithm.

2. Mr.Beast is an Award-Winning Creator

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For his high-quality videos and impact on the YouTube community, Mr. Beast has received several accolades, including the 2020 Creator of the Year at the Streamy Awards. He has also won awards for Best Live Special, Social Good Creator, and Social Good: Nonprofit. His dedication to content creation is evident in these achievements.

3. Mr.Beast Has Had to Deal with Toxic Workplace Allegations

In 2021, The New York Times ran an article about how Mr. Beast treats his employees. Several former employees came forward with allegations of mental harassment and workplace abuse, including verbal abuse and offensive slurs targeting people with disabilities. According to these claims, Mr. Beast would also not credit those working on his videos. However, many fans have come to his defense, so it remains uncertain what effect these allegations will have on his reputation.

4. Mr. Beast Dropped Out of College To Focus On YouTube

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Although reports indicate that he began attending college in late 2016, Mr. Beast dropped out after only two weeks. He told his mother, “I’d rather be poor than do anything but YouTube.” His mother, who wanted him to succeed, eventually asked him to leave North Carolina when he was 18.

5. His Role Models

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Donaldson’s workspace and living area are decorated with portraits of successful entrepreneurs Steve Jobs and Elon Musk. Although Donaldson doesn’t endorse everything Musk does or how he handles people, he acknowledges that there are worse people to admire in terms of business and wealth-building. Interestingly, Elon Musk recently joked that he will give Mr. Beast ownership of Twitter when he dies.

6. Mr. Beast’s Childhood Memories

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Donaldson says he has few clear memories of his early life, attributing this to his forward-thinking nature and entrepreneurial spirit. Though his mother maintains a warehouse filled with memorabilia from his earlier videos, he has never visited it.

7. His Mom Didn’t Know He Was Making YouTube Videos

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When Mr. Beast’s mother, Sue, discovered from a yearbook entry that he had been making YouTube videos, she was initially concerned about her son’s safety in the online world. However, once Donaldson assured her that he was earning money from his channel, her worries subsided. She still insisted that he continue his education beyond high school, but Donaldson eventually dropped out of community college in the middle of the first semester.

8. His First Giveaway

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Donaldson’s first brand agreement came right after he hit 750,000 subscribers and moved into a modest house with his best friend, Chris Tyson. He didn’t blow the money on frivolous things but instead made a YouTube video in which he gave a homeless individual a check for $10,000.

9. How Much Money Mr. Beast Spends On Videos

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Donaldson’s video budget has increased alongside his rapidly growing subscriber base. Most of today’s models have an astronomical production cost of $1 million or more, making just a tiny fraction of them worthwhile. Donalson’s “gaming” and “reacts” channels, which feature the lads and are produced cheaply, significantly subsidize the main channel. “I could be doing videos for less money,” Donaldson says. But I don’t feel like it. If I can go even further, I will.

10. Mr. Beast’s Most Expensive Video

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After spending roughly $4 million recreating the Netflix series Squid Game (although without the excessive violence) and awarding the winner $456,000 during a grueling game of musical chairs in late 2021, Donaldson’s superhuman skill at conquering YouTube made headlines throughout the world. More than 225 million people have seen the video since it was uploaded.

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