Jimmy Donaldson, better known by his internet persona MrBeast, is an American YouTube personality, entrepreneur, and philanthropist with an estimated net worth of $25 million and makes over $3 million per month from his YouTube AdSense revenue alone as reported by Celebrity Net Worth. Donaldson is now widely recognized for pioneering a genre of YouTube videos that centers on expensive stunts and giveaways.
Donaldson initially began posting videos on YouTube as early as 2012 when he was just 13 years old under his registered YouTube channel, MrBeast6000, as reported by Business. His content during the nascent phase of his YouTube channel usually featured Let's Plays and commentaries to more unique and quirky videos like the video where he estimated the net worth or other prominent YouTubers.
The first years of Donaldson’s YouTubing career were relatively calm compared to the virality that his current videos achieve. He first experienced virality when his 2017 video of ‘counting to 100,000’ earned over 10,000 views within the first couple of days of it being uploaded, as reported by NewsWeek. Since then, his YouTube videos of giving away large sums of money to friends, charities and strangers have earned him over 10 million videos.
Over the years, Donaldson’s content has diversified to include challenge videos, donation videos, survival task videos and vlogs that have remained the only constant from when he started his YouTube career. Following the success of his channel in 2017, the MrBeast team consists of over 60 people and includes a number of Donaldson’s childhood friends that help him run this impressive social media empire, as reported by Rolling Stone. Donaldson’s current YouTube identity is synonymous with giving away obscene amounts of money, which has helped him become one of the pioneers of philanthropic YouTube content.
Currently, MrBeast has over six different YouTube channels namely MrBeast, MrBeast 2, MrBeast Shorts, Beast Philanthropy, MrBeast Gaming, and Beast Reacts with a staggering 170.56 million subscribers and boasting a mind boggling figure of 24,618,137,795 views cumulatively across all six of his channels. With statistics like that it comes as no shock that MrBeast technically is the most-subscribed YouTuber based in America and arguably the most subscribed YouTube empire run by one person with PewDiePie being the second closest with over 113 million subscribers.
Forbes ranked MrBeast as the highest-earning creator on YouTube in January 2022, having earned an estimated $54 million in 2021 alone. They also reported that this income alone, not factoring in other forms of revenue like his highly successful merchandise line, made him place 40th in the 2020 list of Forbes Celebrity 100 and earned nearly the same amount of money as Vin Diesel and 7-time F1 world champion, Lewis Hamilton.
|Real Name||Jimmy Donaldson|
|DOB (Age)||May 7, 1998 (age 22 years)|
|Height||6 ft 3 inches (190 cm)|
|Weight||85 kg (187 lbs)|
|Net worth||$25 Million|
|Address/Residence||Greenville, North Carolina|
|Subscribers||YouTube - 96.9M subscribers (MrBeast) | 6.11M subscribers (MrBeast 2) | 8.75M subscribers (Beast Philanthropy) | 27.5M subscribers (MrBeast Gaming) | 17.7M subscribers (Beast Reacts) | 13.6M subscribers (MrBeast Shorts) TikTok - 37.3M Followers Instagram -18.7M Followers Twitter - 14.4M Followers Twitch - 476K followers|
|Total Views||YouTube - 16,005,180,868 views (MrBeast) | 17,424,986 views (MrBeast 2) | 101,001,902 views (Beast Philanthropy ) | 4,643,669,170 views (MrBeast Gaming ) | 2,246,263,745 views (Beast Reacts) | 1,604,597,124 views (MrBeast Shorts) TikTok - Over 11.4B views|
MrBeast has earned a staggering net worth valuation of $25 million in his 10-year-long career as a YouTuber. He earns a massive portion of that astonishing figure through AdSense revenue from his extremely popular YouTube empire. Celebrity Net Worth and Forbes report Donaldson made around $44 million in 2020 and 2021 combined from his YouTube channels alone. Other contributors to his impressive valuation include merchandise sales, sponsorships and revenues from other business ventures.
Net Worth Spot estimates that the MrBeast YouTube channel has an estimated net worth of about $129.53 million on its own and the channel earns an estimated $32.38 million a year, based on the estimate that YouTube channels earn anywhere between $3-$7 per one thousand views. However, these are conservative estimations and MrBeast could very well earn over $58.29 million a year.
SocialBlade reports MrBeast earns anywhere between $1-$16.1 million per year and around $84,100-$1.3 million per month from his main YouTube channel.
When you factor in Donaldson’s five other YouTube channels that all enjoy the same popularity and success, even these impressive figures from his main channel appear small.
Celebrity Net Worth reported that MrBeast has charged over $1 million per month to anyone looking to be the primary sponsor of his main YouTube channel. Given how popular all of his YouTube channels are, it is a safe assumption that MrBeast makes around $2 million minimum via sponsorships and brand endorsements. Most recently, MrBeast has collaborated with Microsoft and Electronic Arts.
Apart from his reign on top of YouTube, Donaldson is also quite the entrepreneur and businessman. He is the founder of MrBeast Burger and Feastables, and is a co-creator of Team Trees, a fundraiser for the American nonprofit, Arbor Day Foundation, that has raised over $23 million as reported by Business Insider. He is also the creator of Team Seas, which is a fundraiser for Ocean Conservancy, an American nonprofit and The Ocean Cleanup, Boyan Slat’s famous nonprofit based out of the Netherlands, which has raised over $30 million as reported by Team Seas’ official website.
Celebrity Net Worth reported MrBeast made around $54 million the last year in total out of which more than half came from merchandise sales alone as per multiple sources, which can be broken down into almost $2 million per month. Donaldson currently sells his merchandise through shopmrbeast.com and offers t-shirts, hoodies, hats, water bottles, mouse pads, backpacks among many other things.
Not a lot of information is available about how Donaldson spends his $25 million valuation. It is reported by Celebrity Net Worth that Donaldsons has invested a lot of his revenue for the purpose of video production with costs going up to $300,000 for producing a video. MrBeast has confirmed most of his money goes into producing content, as giveaway money or for doing things like adopting entire dog shelters. As of August 2020, Donaldson has spent over $3 million dollars for producing videos, paying out salaries to his staff and rent among many other things. Though not a lot of information exists about MrBeast’s house, 21 motoring reports Donaldson owns a Lamborghini Huracan Spyder ($229,000), a Tesla Model S ($90,000), and BMW i8 Coupe ($149,000).
MrBeast has an estimated net worth of $25 million as reported by Celebrity Net Worth, which makes PewDiePie richer than him as he has an estimated net worth of $40 million as reported by Celebrity Net Worth.
The New York Times reported an editor who worked for Donaldson between February 2018 to September 2019, claimed that MrBeast was a bully and berated him, calling him names on a daily basis. Matt Turner, the editor, also stated that he was not credited for his work and even made a video in 2018 regarding the same as reported by Insider. He even released a now-deleted Twitter thread claiming that MrBeast constantly yelled at him, bullied him, and called him replaceable and a retard.
In 2018, The Atlantic reported Donaldson has had a history of using homophobic slurs. Given his age at the time of starting his social media career, the teenager on multiple occasions was seen using the term ‘fags’ and making a lot of gay jokes. Donaldson subsequently defended himself by saying he is not offensive towards anyone and that the jokes were not offensive. He was reportedly criticized by magazines such as Qyeert and Gay Star News for how he handled the situation.