Jimmy Donaldson, also known as Mr. Beast, is an American YouTuber, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. As a YouTube star, Mr. Beast is known for his over-the-top antics and videos in which he rewards lucky contestants with large sums of money for their participation.
MrBeast Early Life and Career Beginnings
A native of Greenville (NC), Jimmy Donaldson was raised by his parents and attended Greenville Christian Academy, where he received his high school diploma in 2016.
When he was 12 years old, he started uploading movies to YouTube under the username “MrBeast6000.” To focus on his YouTube profession full-time, he briefly attended college before dropping out.
The majority of his early videos consisted of video game commentary, reactions, and funny compilations.
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In 2017, the video “counting to 100,000” was released, and Jimmy immediately became a household name. It took him 44 hours to reach 100,000 in the video he made. As many as 21 million people watched the video.
Video footage of him counting up to 220,000 was posted as a follow-up. Other notable achievements include reading the “Bee Movie” script, ubering across the United States, shouting “Logan Paul” 100,000 times, and watching the Jake Paul music video “It’s Every Day Bro” on repeat for 10 hours.
Currently, he has more than 90 million subscribers on his YouTube channels and more than 10 billion views on his videos. Over 20 million people have seen the average video. It is estimated that he has a total of 12,000,000 Instagram, 9,000,000 Twitter, and 13,000,000 TikTok subscribers.
To outpace the T-Series in terms of subscriber growth, he partnered with PewDiePie and financed billboard and radio advertising. At the 2019 Shorty Awards, he was nominated for Vlogger of the Year. He received the Breakout Creator award. he has been nominated for a 2020 Kids’ Choice Award for Favorite Male Social Star 2020. A year later, he was named YouTuber of the Year for 2020. The Streamy Awards named him 2020 Creator of the Year.
MrBeast had over 80 million video views and 400,000 new subscribers in only one week in July 2020. During that time, he was the 20th most popular YouTube personality.
When he started “stunt philanthropy” in 2018 he hit the jackpot. MrBeast presented $1,000 to strangers in a popular video from this era. As a result of his generous prize giveaways, he quickly racked up millions of subscribers on his various channels.
People were challenged to retain their hands on $1 million in cash in December 2019. Finally, the last one to take their hand from the stack of cash was awarded the money;