If you like gaming or maybe just watching streams of gamers online on Twitch, then chances are, you already know who MrBeast is. The American YouTuber and internet personality is known for pioneering a very unique genre of YouTube videos which center on very expensive stunts.
Now while we know that MrBeast is a very generous donor to streamers, it is just proper that we take time to discover how he built his wealth and what his net worth is now, considering that he is able to give away huge amounts of money at a time.
MrBeast’s Early Life
He was born as Jimmy Donaldson on May 7, 1998 in Kansas but was raised mostly in North Carolina. He grew up alongside his brother, CJ. He attended a private school for his basic education and graduated. However he dropped out of East Carolina University after briefly attending his program in 2016
The Beginning and Rise of His Career
MrBeast uploaded his first YouTube video in February 2012 when he was just 13 years old. At the time, he went by the name “MrBeast6000”. Most of his videos centered on gaming often featured Minecraft and Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. He also had videos that estimated the wealth of other content creators and gave tips as to how one can boost their channel, even though MrBeast did not really have a lot of viewers back then.
Additionally, MrBeast also created videos which poked fun at other YouTubers’ video intros which made him gain popularity on the platform. This was around 2015 to 2016 and he decided to pursue a full-time YouTube career when he reached around 30,000 subscribers.
A surprisingly weird breakthrough happened in 2017 when MrBeast’s one video went viral. In one of his videos, he counted from 1 to 100,000 which took him about 40 hours. Some parts of the video were sped up so that it would fit YouTube’s 24-hour video limit. Since then, MrBeast continuously uploaded videos and gave away some of his earnings, making him one of the biggest YouTube Philanthropists.
As of today, MrBeast has 92 million subscribers on his main channel and has a combined total of 192 million subscribers across his 13 YouTube channels.
Businesses and Other Ventures
Aside from YouTube, MrBeast also has other investments. He started MrBeast Burgers in 2020 and people will be given the rights to franchise the brand and sell the food items across various restaurants in the U.S.
Recently, MrBeast also announced the creation of Feastables, a new food company which only sells chocolate bars at the moment. The bars are called “MrBeast Bars” and come in three flavors.
MrBeast also has investments in multiple companies such as Backbone, Creative Juice, and financial company Current.
MrBeast’s Net Worth
MrBeast surely has cracked the code on how to make a ton of money through his YouTube videos. Most of his earnings come from sponsorships and advertising sales through the videos that he posts. Because of his businesses, multiple partnerships, and YouTube earnings, MrBeast is able to give away huge amounts of money while keeping his net worth at a high estimate of $54 million! His net worth surely won’t go down anytime soon since he is also the highest-earning YouTuber at present.