75 biography facts about American YouTuber, businessman, and philanthropist Jimmy Donaldson, better known online as MrBeast that every fan should know.
Jimmy has been credited with pioneering a genre of YouTube videos that center on expensive stunts.
As a famous YouTuber, many may want to know more about him, his background, mother, family, brother, journey to stardom, and many more.
Below are interesting facts about MrBeast
He was born on May 7, 1998
He is more commonly known by his online alias MrBeast
MrBeast is an American YouTuber notable for his expensive stunts and philanthropy
He has been credited with pioneering a genre of YouTube videos that center on expensive stunts
He is also the co-creator of Team Trees
Team Trees is a fundraiser for the Arbor Day Foundation, which has raised over $22 million
Donaldson began posting videos to YouTube in 2011 at age 13, under the handle “MrBeast6000”
His early content ranged from Let’s Plays to “videos estimating the wealth of other YouTubers”
However, his videos remained in relative obscurity, averaging around a thousand views each
As of September 2021, Donaldson has 68.6 million subscribers on YouTube
He is managed by the Dallas-based talent management company Night Media
Donaldson’s videos typically feature “attention-grabbing stunts”
He often makes videos where he donates large amounts of money to individuals, with many of these videos being sponsored
Although he has donated without a sponsor in the past
In January 2017, Donaldson published an almost day-long video of himself counting to 100,000
The stunt took him 40 hours, with some parts sped up to “keep it under 24 hours”
A subsequent video titled “Counting to 200,000 (Road to a Mil)” was uploaded the next month
According to Donaldson, it’s too hard to be sped up because the full fifty-five hours of counting exceeded YouTube’s upload limit
Additionally, Donaldson has tried to break glass using a hundred megaphones, watched paint dry for an hour, attempted to stay underwater for 24 hours (but failed because of health issues), and unsuccessfully attempted to spin a fidget spinner for a day, although the footage is gone
In March 2019, he organized and filmed a real-life battle royale competition in Los Angeles with a prize of $200,000
2 games were played, making game earnings of $100,000 for each game
This video was in collaboration with Apex Legends
The event and prize pool was sponsored by Apex Legends publisher Electronic Arts
A typical video involves Donaldson giving away large sums of money
Such as giving $100,000 worth of items to homeless shelters in December 2018, donating $32,000 to the Veterans Army Wounded Warrior Program, $70,000 to Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and $10,000 to a local animal shelter in Los Angeles
His expensive YouTube videos are mostly funded and sponsored by the coupon company Honey
During PewDiePie vs T-Series, a competition to become the most-subscribed channel on YouTube, Donaldson bought billboards, numerous ads, and radio advertisements to help PewDiePie gain more subscribers than T-Series
At the Super Bowl LIII, he bought multiple seats for him and his team whose shirts spelled out, “Sub 2 PewDiePie”
On October 25, 2019, at 19:00 UTC, Donaldson and former NASA engineer and YouTuber Mark Rober organized a collaborative fundraising challenge event on YouTube called #TeamTrees
The goal of this project was to raise $20 million for the Arbor Day Foundation by January 1, 2020, and plant trees “no later than December 2022”
In exchange, the organization would plant one tree for each dollar raised
Every donation goes to the Arbor Day Foundation which pledges to plant one tree for every dollar
Notable YouTubers such as Rhett & Link, Marshmello, iJustine, Marques Brownlee, The Slow Mo Guys, Ninja, Simone Giertz, Jacksepticeye, and Smarter Every Day brought attention to this idea
Trees began to be planted in October 2019 in national parks of the United States
By the 24-hour mark of the 67-day project, nearly $4 million had been donated
On December 19 of that year, the $20,000,000 goal was surpassed
And as of May 27, 2020, the project reached over 22 million dollars
The project has also received large donations from corporate executives Jack Dorsey, Susan Wojcicki, Elon Musk, and Tobias Lütke
Will Hyde, a producer for the MrBeast channel, announced in a November 2020 article with The Wake Weekly that Donaldson would launch a virtual restaurant called MrBeast Burger in December 2020
Hyde said his team worked with Virtual Dining Concepts during the development of the restaurant concept
On December 19, 2020, it was announced that MrBeast Burger would release with 300 locations across the United States
MrBeast Burger will franchise rights to serve the burgers to restaurants across the US and customers will be able to order the burgers via online delivery services
The chain would also have an app
Donaldson was born on May 7, 1998
He was born in Kansas, United States
He resides in Raleigh, North Carolina
He graduated from the Greenville Christian Academy in 2016
According to Newsweek, Donaldson dropped out of college in order to pursue a full-time career as a YouTuber
He has an older brother named CJ Donaldson
His older brother owns a channel named “MrBro”
Donaldson suffers from Crohn’s disease, an inflammatory bowel condition
He is in a relationship with Instagram model Maddy Spidell. Jimmy and Maddy have been dating since June 2019 and have met through Twitter.
She has so far appeared in only a few of Jimmy’s videos, such as Surprising My Girlfriend With 100,000 Roses For Valentines Day and I Adopted EVERY Dog In A Dog Shelter.
He and Maddy adopted a dog named Pinkie during the video I Adopted EVERY Dog In A Dog Shelter. Jimmy and Maddy adopted her because Pinkie was the only remaining dog at the shelter, and Maddy was seen giving her a lot of affection throughout the video.
His video Make This Video The Most Liked Video On YouTube is the most liked non-music video on YouTube, and one of the two non-music videos in the top 50 most liked videos on YouTube.
MrBeast made a second channel for watching and reviewing lifehacks called BeastHacks. This channel mostly stars his friends, but he has appeared on it multiple times. The BeastHacks channel was originally called Mr.Beast. He later changed it to its current name so it could be searched for easier.
He hit 1 million subscribers a day before his birthday in 2017.
MrBeast is 6’4” (194 cm).
He was born in Kansas, United States
He was raised in Raleigh, North Carolina.
He bought a private island for about $730,000. It is confirmed to be Golding Cay Island in The Bahamas, but Chandler has unofficially named the island “Jeff”. Chandler won the island but eventually sold it due to taxes.
He likes Anime like Naruto and Konosuba according to some of his videos.
He’s filmed videos at the defunct NASCAR track, East Carolina Speedway.
He was nominated for the 2020 Streamy Awards in the Creator of the Year, Live Special, Creator (for his Feeding America Food Drive), and Non-profit/NGO categories (for Arbor Day Foundation’s TeamTrees), where he won all 4 awards.
He is agnostic.
Jimmy is sponsored by Quidd, TikTok, Dragon City, Honey,
MrBeast income per month is between $118K – $1.9 million from YouTube.
He makes around $3.9K – $62.9K daily from YouTube.
He makes $27.5K – $440.5K weekly from YouTube.
Jimmy makes estimated yearly YouTube earnings between $1.4M – $22.7M.
According to Celebrity worth website, the estimated MrBeast’s net worth could be as high as $16m, whereas another believes it’s around $8m. Despite the disparity between these amounts, one thing is clear: he’s a multi-millionaire.