Jimmy Donaldson, commonly known as Mr. Beast, is an American philanthropist, entrepreneur, and YouTuber.
Mr. Beast has been credited with creating a new genre of YouTube videos that focus on luxurious stunts.
Mr. Beast also founded the Mr. Beast Burger. It is a fast-food restaurant in the United States that mainly serves burgers and other side dishes.
Aside from being a YouTuber, Mr. Beast is also the co-creator of a fundraiser for the Arbor Day Foundation called “Team Trees”. His fundraiser has raised more than $23 million.
Night Media, a Dallas-based talent management company, is the one managing Mr. Beast.
Jimmy Donaldson was born in Greenville, North Carolina, on May 7, 1998. Jimmy was raised by his mother. He also has a brother where he spent most of his childhood.
In Early 2012 at the game of 13, Jimmy started uploading videos to YouTube. His first YouTube channel was named “Mr. Beast 6000”.
During his early YouTube days, Jimmy would upload videos where he plays different video games.
However, the video that made Jimmy viral was the one where he counted 1 to 100,000. This video earned thousands of views in just several weeks. Ever since, he has become very popular on the internet.
As Jimmy earned more and more viewers, the style of his content changed to include donation videos and challenges that reward thousands of dollars.
After Jimmy’s channel became extremely popular worldwide, he hired a couple of his childhood friends to help him run his channel.
He has a team of 30 people as of today that manages his channel.
In February 2020, Jimmy revealed to his fans that he is dating Maddy Spidell. His revelation video has gained more than 50 million views as of 2021.
His girlfriend has gone on to appear in a couple of Mr. Beast videos. This includes “I Spent 50 Hours in Solitary Confinement”, “I Adopted Every Dog in a Dog Shelter”, and much more.
Mr. Beast’s YouTube Earnings
As of 2021, Jimmy’s main channel has around 54 million subscribers. According to reports, he also generates an average daily audience of 11 million viewers from unique sources.
Because of this, ads running on the videos can bring in $55,000 per day. That is around $20 million a year.
Jimmy creates videos where he plays popular games, such as Among Us and Minecraft. He also worked with other prominent YouTubers, such as Valkyrae, PewDiePie, and much more.
From the ads that appear on his videos, he could generate an estimated $30,000 a day.
Usually, Jimmy’s videos feature stunts that grab the attention of viewers. Oftentimes, he creates videos where he donates large sums of money to people. Most of these videos are sponsored by different companies.
Jimmy also often hosts competitions in video games for big cash prizes. In one of his videos, Mr. Beast donated a house as a prize for the competition.
A usual video of Mr. Beast includes Jimmy offering a lot of money. For example, in December 2018, Jimmy donated $100,000 worth of items to homeless shelters.
He also donated $10,000 to a local animal shelter in Los Angeles, $70,000 to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and $32,000 to the Veterans Army Wounded Warrior Program.
Usually, his expensive videos are sponsored and funded through huge-scale brand deals that appear on his videos. According to Jimmy, he does not earn money in his main channel. In fact, he claims that he runs it at a loss.
As his channel became more and more popular, he hired four of his childhood friends. This includes Jake, Garett, Chandler, and Chris. You can typically see them in his videos.
Mr. Beast Business
Aside from his YouTube channels, Mr. Beast also diversified himself in the business industry. In June 2020, Jimmy released Finger on the App. It is a one-time multiplayer mobile game.
The goal of the game is for players to hold a finger on their phone screen for as long as they can.
The last individual to remove their finger would win the prize of $25,000. His game was extremely successful. This allowed Jimmy to create a sequel “Finger on the App 2”.
The game has a similar concept. However, it has a bigger prize of $100,000.
Aside from that, Jimmy also founded the Mr. Beast Burgers. It is a delivery-only and virtual fast-food restaurant chain. As of 2021, there are 900 kitchens throughout Europe and North America.
According to Jimmy, he wants to expand more. The menu consists of canned beverages, desserts, fries, and burgers.
Mr. Beast Total Net Worth
As of 2021, Mr. Beast has a net worth of $25 million. This is according to several reports.
Mr. Beast is known for his YouTube videos where he gives large sums of money away to charity, friends, or strangers. People consider him the pioneer of philanthropic YouTube content videos.
According to reports, Mr. Beast is also the highest-paid YouTubers on the planet. In 2020, Jimmy earned around $24 million from his sponsorships with brands, such as Electronic Arts and Microsoft, merchandise sales, and YouTube views.
According to reports, Jimmy invests most of his earnings back into the production of his videos. As of today, Jimmy spends as much as $300,000 producing a single video for YouTube. Several years ago, he would only spend $10,000.
Mr. Beast is perhaps the most popular YouTuber in the world.
Aside from YouTube, Mr. Beast is also popular on other social media platforms. This includes Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter.
Mr. Beast makes a minimum of $3 million a month, according to YouTube analytics. However, this is from the ads alone. It does not include brand deals, sponsorships, and more.
As of today, Jimmy’s 3 primary channels boast more than 90 million subscribers combined. His channels are Beast Reacts, Mr. Beast Shorts, and Mr. Beast.