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Jimmy Donaldson (born: May 7, 1998YouTuber residing in Greenville, North Carolina. He is known for his videos that often consist of him either donating a lot of money, saying or reading long words or repeating them, or doing a specific task for hours or even days on end. With unrelenting passion and devotion to finishing arduous, yet creative, challenges, Jimmy has become an extremely popular YouTuber in recent years.), better known online as MrBeast (formerly MrBeast6000), is an American
The channel is mostly run by Jimmy himself, his roommate Chris and several other affiliates, who make very unique outside videos as experiments, challenges, or just creative. They both also do a lot of donation videos to Twitch Streamers, notably females and well-known Fortnite players. Currently, his main channel is the 17th most subscribed channel in the United States. He started this channel in 2012 at the age of 13.
He also has a second channel called BeastHacks (formerly Mr.Beast) where Jimmy and his friends react, commentate, and review on life hacks, and roast them if they are disgusting or bad.
His brother, CJ Donaldson, also has a channel inspired by his brother, called MrBro. He started his channel in 2017 but only started posting in August of 2019. He also makes challenge videos, like his brother.
PewDiePie vs T-Series
On October 24, 2018, Jimmy made a video called, I Bought Every Billboard in my City to do this. Jimmy used these Billboards to advertise PewDiePie and to prevent a music company, T-Series from surpassing PewDiePie in subscribers. Additionally, Jimmy created ads online to advertise PewDiePie, if you click on it, it sends you to PewDiePie's channel. Jimmy also advertised PewDiePie on public posts, newspapers, and the Radio. The day it all happened, the people who saw the advertisement did subscribe to PewDiePie and is growing faster than T-Series. T-Series was approximately less than 100,000 subscribers off until they would be the most subscribed channel until Jimmy's video was released. Jimmy had also gained exponential growth off of the video and the advertisement, which he had mentioned himself multiple times. T-Series did get growth from it too, but not as fast as PewDiePie was going.
Saying PewDiePie 100,000 TimesEven after Jimmy advertised PewDiePie with billboards, it did not stop T-Series from slowing down from PewDiePie longer. T-Series was approximately 90,000 subscribers away from surpassing PewDiePie before Jimmy made another video to keep PewDiePie #1 most subscribed. On November 25, 2018, Jimmy says PewDiePie 100,000 times. At the start of the video, Jimmy tells his fans and new-comers to subscribe to PewDiePie and to help him win the war. The subscriber growth was given to PewDiePie once again, gaining 244,000 subscribers the day of Jimmy's upload, and 247,000 subscribers the next day.
Jimmy also gained major exposure from the video and gained 181,000 subscribers on the day of its upload, which is Jimmy's fastest growth in terms of subscribers in the past 24 hours. Jimmy also gained 151,000 subscribers the next day.
Even after Jimmy helped out PewDiePie, PewDiePie made a tweet, It looks like this is it bois. with a picture of a text saying Dawn of The Final Day 24 Hours Remain, in which PewDiePie now surrenders his number 1 most subscribed title, as T-Series growth had not stopped.
Jimmy also made a tweet responding to PewDiePie saying It was an honor fighting by your side, in which Jimmy gives up and can no longer help PewDiePie further, possibly to prevent lack of PewDiePie videos from Jimmy, as it can get weaker along the way.
Advertising PewDiePie at the Super Bowl
At Super Bowl LIII (53), Jimmy bought seats by the end zone so he and his affiliates could wear shirts word by word saying SUB 2 PEWDIEPIE and was seen on T.V. by around 110 million viewers. ESPN tweeted a picture with Jimmy and his ad. PewDiePie's growth grew to 50,000 subscribers to 277,000 subscribers in one day.
Jimmy has been heavily criticized for using clickbait to gain money and subscribers. Although he continues to do it, not much has changed from where he had begun. A YouTuber known as iox exposed Jimmy for starting several fake gift card giveaways by mocking other YouTubers (who have done such giveaways) at the end of his videos.
MrBeast "faking" his videos
On April 4, 2018, a YouTuber is known as FlyyDoesYT posted a video claiming that Jimmy's videos are fake and only stars in the beginning (such as in I Tipped Waitresses $20,000) and that he has multiple employees who are miserable working for him. The next day, DramaAlert, had an interview with Jimmy about the situation and in response, Jimmy said that his videos are not fake, his employees love working for him, and he has spent at least $500,000 donating and giving out to people in his videos. He has also claimed that he has Crohn's disease and it was the reason why he was not in the entire I Tipped Waitresses $20,000 video. Fans have since defended Jimmy, and FlyyDoesYT has gotten negative responses over his video because of it.
Ever since Jimmy released his viral video, "Can 20,000 Magnets catch a Bullet Mid-Air?", which quickly became Jimmy's most viewed video of his in 3 days, the video became pretty controversial due to the thumbnail. The thumbnail does show Jimmy firing an AK weapon towards another person (Chris, Jimmy's partner), while it did not happen in the video. YouTube has made its Guidelines more strict about guns in videos and thumbnails, especially with it affecting Gun Channels. People say Jimmy's thumbnail is breaking YouTube's Community Guidelines because of what the thumbnail contains. People say it's misleading and harmful. Due to the criticism that followed, the thumbnail had been changed to not include the person on the opposite side. At the time before the video was removed, it had received a mass amount of dislikes ever recorded on Jimmy's YouTube channel at the time, at least a 25% dislike ratio, and a 75% like ratio.
The controversial video (although it was removed or set to private by Jimmy at an unspecified time) was reuploaded on June 31, 2019, by the fan posing as MrBeast's YouTube Channel, only with Chris being excluded from its thumbnail. Still, the video continued to remain available online.
Giving away fake money
In Jimmy's video titled "I opened a FREE BANK" people started to claim that Jimmy never actually gave away the money like he shows in his videos. There evidence was that in one frame of the video you could see that the money he had given to someone was prop money that would have been used in films. This also appeared on Drama Alert where keemstar defended him using the dislaimer Jimmy had put in the video description. The statement said "
We used motion picture money when making this video. Everyone who received money in the video were paid by check after they left for security purposes(I can’t just carry 6 figures in cash lol). Everyone received 100% of the money they were given." After this was shown on Drama Alert people started to belive Jimmy.
Jimmy had planned a video for multiple YouTubers to win a 100 grand for a long time. It had finally been released on December 12, 2018, on the Jimmy channel. 12 YouTubers decided to join the challenge to win $100,000.
The rules were; You cannot lay down, you cannot sit down, you can't leave the circle regardless if you have 1 foot out, and you will be wearing a vest and having 2 lbs added onto the vest every hour to make it more challenging and tiring for the competitors.
|Last YouTuber To Leave Circle Wins $100,000 - Results|
|Placement||YouTuber||Hours Lasted||Lbs invest||Earned||Reason for elimination|
|1st||Alex Ernst||31 hours||52 lbs||$25,000||Accepted money split; victory.|
|2nd||Caspar||31 hours||52 lbs||$25,000||Accepted money split; victory.|
|3rd||DannyDuncan||31 hours||52 lbs||$25,000||Accepted money split; victory.|
|4th||Leon Lush||31 hours||52 lbs||$25,000||Accepted money split; victory.|
|5th||Mini Ladd||31 hours||52 lbs||Shout-Out||Left the circle.|
|6th||Callux||28 hours||40 lbs||$0||Left the circle.|
|7th||JOOGSQUAD||15 hours||18 lbs||$0||Knee on the ground.|
|8th||FaZe Rain||15 hours||18 lbs||$0||Left the circle.|
|9th||FaZe Rug||11 hours||12 lbs||$0||Laying down.|
|10th||WillNE||7 hours||10 lbs||$0||Left the circle.|
|11th||Tfue||2 hours||4 lbs||$0||Left the circle.|
|12th||FaZe Adapt||2 hours||4 lbs||$0||Left the circle.|
|13th||RiceGum||0 hours||0 lbs||$0||Left the circle.|
On February 15, 2019, Jimmy announced he will be doing a real-life YouTuber battle royale on March 6; the winner gets $100,000. It was an inspiration to Dude Perfect's Airsoft Battle Royale. Team Green won the challenge.
The video was released on March 12, 2019, at 6 PM EST.
|Real Life YouTuber Battle Royale - Teams|
|Team Name||Team Member #1||Team Member #2||Team Member #3|
|Team White||PrestonPlayz||Unspeakable||Typical Gamer|
|Team Pink||FaZe Adapt||FaZe Rug||FaZe Blaze|
|Team Gold||CouRageJD||NoahJ456||I AM WILDCAT|
|Team Green||TheOdd1sOut||Anthony Padilla||Jaiden Animations|
|Team Orange||Alex Ernst||Danny Duncan||Cole Labrant|
|Team Light Blue||FaZe Replays||Sancho West||Nick Eh 30|
|Team Dark Pink||Mini Ladd||Tanner Fox||Roman Atwood|
|Team Black||Leon Lush||DALLMYD||JOOGSQUAD PPJT|
|Team Red||sWooZie||Lazyron Studios||Wassabi|
|Team Dark Green||What's Inside? (Dan)||What's Inside? (Lincoln)||Caspar|
These are certain challenges Jimmy's friends have done, with high earnings.
|Last To Leave Circle Wins||October 12, 2018||Chris • Garrett • Chandler • Tyler||Tyler||$10,000|
|Last To Remove Hand, Gets Lamborghini||November 2, 2018||Chandler • Chris • Jake • Garrett||Chris||A Lamborghini|
|Last To Leave Slime Pit Wins||November 30, 2018||Chris • Chandler • Garrett • Ethan • Todd||Garrett||$20,000|
|Last To Remove Hand, Wins House||January 8, 2019||Bailey • Chris • Chandler • Garrett • Jake||Bailey • Jake||A house|
|Egg Olympics||January 16, 2019||Chandler • Chris • Dustin • Ethan • Garrett • Jake • Ty||Jake||$10,000|
|I Went Back To 1st Grade For A Day||January 31, 2019||Bailey • Chris • Chandler • Ethan • Garrett • MrBeast (Jimmy)||Bailey||$10,000|
|I Spent 24 Hours Straight In Insane Asylum||February 10, 2019||Chris • Chandler • Ethan • Jake||Ethan||$10,000|
|Last To Leave The Tesla, Keeps It||March 29, 2019||Chris • Chandler • Garrett • Jake • Tareq||Chris||A Tesla|
|World's Largest Bowl Of Cereal||May 15, 2019||Chris & Connor • Chandler & Ty • Jake & Scotch • MrBeast (Jimmy) & Becca||Jake & Scotch||$10,000|
|Last To Stop Running Wins||June 6, 2019||Chris • Chandler • Marcus • Ty||Ty||$13,000|
|Last To Leave VR Wins||June 8, 2019||Chandler • Chris • Gabby • Mark||Chris||$18,000|
|Last To Leave Revolving Door Wins||July 2, 2019||Chris • Chandler • Dustin • Zach||Chandler||$50,000+|
|Last To Leave Roller Coaster Wins||August 17, 2019||Chris • Garrett • Marcus • Ty|
Chandler • Dustin • Jake
|Last To Leave Pool of $20,000 Keeps It||August 24, 2019||Quaid & Chris • Mary Lisa & Chandler • Thomas & Jake • Jacob & Ty||Mary Lisa & Chandler||$20,000|
|Last To Take Hand Off Boat, Keeps It||October 19, 2019||Chandler • Chris • Jacob • Jake||Jake||A mini yacht|
|Last To Fall Wins $1,000,000||November 14, 2019||Akira & Jake • Alberto & Marcus • Cameron & Chris • Colby & Chandler||Akira & Jake||An opportunity to compete for $1,000,000|
|Last To Stop Swinging Wins $1,000,000||November 30, 2019||Nick & Chris • Omar & Jake • Troy & Chandler • Payton & Marcus||Omar & Jake||An opportunity to compete for $1,000,000|
|Last To Leave Toilet Wins $1,000,000||December 7, 2019||Josh, Brian & Chandler • Jenny, Jorge & Chris||Jorge & Chris||An opportunity to compete for $1,000,000|
|Last To Stop Biking Wins $1,000,000||December 14, 2019||Cody, Mark & Chandler • Ryan, Jeremy & Marcus||Mark & Chandler||An opportunity to compete for $1,000,000|
|Last To Take Hand Off $1,000,000||December 19, 2019||Akira, Omar & Jake • Jorge & Chris • Mark & Chandler||Mark & Chandler||$1,000,000|
TeamTrees – Planting 20 Million Trees
Main article: TeamTrees.org
On October 13, 2019, Jimmy stated that October 25 is going to be the largest YouTube collaboration of all time, with many creators replying to join the collaboration. On October 25, Jimmy alongside fellow YouTuber and former NASA engineer Mark Rober announced that they will start a campaign to plant 20 million trees by January 1, 2020. Jimmy had this idea after reaching 20 million subscribers when his fans began requesting him to plant 20 million trees to celebrate the milestone, and to help restore forests lost due to recent forest fires. The campaign is conducted through the charity Arbor Day Foundation, and the campaign is spread through #TeamTrees, where every dollar donated is equal to one new tree being planted. Thousands of creators and artists, including PewDiePie, Alan Walker, Jeffree Star, Ninja, Jacksepticeye, DanTDM, TheOdd1sOut, and many more have donated and made videos supporting the campaign. On October 29, Elon Musk donated $1,000,000 towards the campaign, followed closely by Tobi Lutke donating $1,000,001 the next day. The goal was reached on December 20, 2019, but still allowed to keep increasing the numbers.
Real Life Videos
Jimmy now makes random real-life videos that he considers dumb, but nobody has ever seen or done before. He would mostly do outdoor experiments, to see what would happen if he were to do a certain thing to certain objects, or world record videos, where he would, needless to say, break world records. The style of these random real-life videos are 'Creative Videos' (ex: Destroying My Friend's Car And Surprising Him With A New One), 'Experiment Videos' (ex: Can 20,000 Magnets Catch A Bullet Mid Air?), 'World Record Videos' (ex: 2,256 Miles In One Uber Ride), and 'Challenge Videos' (ex: Breaking Into The World's Toughest Safe).
Jimmy donates large amounts of money to small Twitch creators, such as his donation of $50,000 to Fortnite Twitch Streamer, Ninja to help St. Judes Cancer Research Charity. He had also donated $30,000 to Ninja to help the Suicide Prevention Center. Jimmy also donated the same amount ($30,000) to another Fortnite Twitch streamer, known as SpaceLyon. In addition to that, he has donated money to 'Attractive Twitch Streamers'.
Apart from Twitch, he has given thousands of dollars to homeless people. Including giving $10,000 tips to pizza delivery guys, and multiple videos of a similar fashion.
Worst Intros On YouTube
Jimmy's series, the Worst Intros On YouTube, was one of the reasons his channel had gained popularity. The series had about 70+ videos and is arguably the biggest reason he is popular on YouTube in the first place. In these videos, Jimmy showcases and rants on horrible YouTube intros, usually made by young people.
Throughout the series, he repeats the same jokes involving Asian people, bleach, leaving a child home alone with a phone, and explosions which he claims can be used to cure brain cells of cancer. Most of the intros were recorded on smartphones, with the YouTuber dancing in front of the camera with music that they make with their voice in the background, holding a sign that says their username usually on pieces of paper. To add even more insult to injury, you usually could not read what the sign says. He occasionally also stumbles upon troll intros made solely to become a part of his series. He also included Minecraft intros and Club Penguin intros in his series.
On March 28, 2018, Jimmy has private all his 'Worst Intros' videos. People believe it is because the series has died down and will full-time stick with real-life videos. He first privated one of his most popular Worst Intros videos and then did the same to the rest about a week later. On August 1, 2018, Jimmy private his last public worst intro video, 'WORST INTROS EVER', which had 20 million views and was once his most popular video before the growth of his real-life videos. However, some of it has been re-uploaded by other users.
Jimmy is also known for making fun of Minecraft, a game developed by Mojang. He made a two-episode series of it and was finished playing the game for good when his house got blown up by a creeper, the most famous antagonist in the game. Due to that incident, he deleted the game.
Jimmy caused his fans to do some strange things in the name of him, such as run down their local street screaming his name or go to a public area screaming his name just to be featured on one of Jimmy's videos.
Long Videos & Streams
Jimmy has started to stream and record videos of himself doing challenges that take nonsensical amounts of time. This includes spinning a fidget spinner for 24 hours, reading the entire Dictionary, even counting to 200,000 (in two day-long halves so far; in a series that focuses on counting to a million), and reading the entire bible in one video. Ironically, Jimmy started playing this game back in 2012.
Since 3 million subscribers, Jimmy flies towards people who were that millionth subscriber to give the subscriber a challenge. If they completed the challenges, they are given several things that correspond to how many subscribers he has. (Ex, 3 million pennies for 3 million subscribers.) The last subscriber's special video was at 10 million subscribers due to the rapid growth of Jimmy's channel afterwards.
Best Intros is a spin-off of the worst intros series where he would look at some of the "best" intros. the intros though, were not much better then the worst intros.
Quidd has often sponsored Jimmy for him to do his quite costly videos, which often helped him gain a majority of his growth. Because of Quidd, Jimmy made the longest Uber Ride (which was 2,256 miles from North Carolina to California) and 'Tipping Pizza Delivery Guys $10,000'. All of the money Jimmy had used in making those videos was from Quidd. Quidd also helped him make 'Donating $10,000 to random Twitch Streamers', 'Giving Homeless People $1,000' and 'Giving A Random Homeless Man $10,000', all gaining astonishing amounts of views.
Honey is a browser extension that automatically finds and applies coupon codes at checkout. Jimmy advertises Honey in his videos and has also become an advertisement on YouTube videos for monetized Content Creators.
Apex Legends is a battle royale game that Sponsored Jimmy for $200,000 to make "$200,000 Youtuber Battle Royale" . This was their only sponsorship.
Dragon City is a game where you collect, battle, and level up dragons. For a promotion with the game, Jimmy made the videos, "Giving $100,000 To A Homeless Person " And "$70,000 Extreme Hide And Seek - Challenge " Becuase of these Sponserships Dragon City made 2 MrBeast Dragons inside of their game.
- His brother, CJ Donaldson, owns a channel called MrBro.
- Jimmy hosted a meme review for PewDiePie, one week after Elon Musk did.
- 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.
- It is also the second most rated (likes and dislikes combined) non-music video, behind YouTube Rewind 2018: Everyone Controls Rewind (the most disliked video).
- In the video, he said his goal was to make it the second most liked non-music video, which was a spot the video held for four months before overtaking YouTube Rewind 2018 but it's actually good.
- After his video became the most liked video, Jimmy made a tweet telling people to change their like to a dislike since he didn’t want to take the title from PewDiePie. Grandayy did that favor as a 'sacrifice.'
- MrBeast claimed himself to be a "Human ATM" in his Twitter bio. It's ironic since he gives away money to many people, even to his affiliates.
- Jimmy is currently dating Maddy Spidell. They have been dating since June 2019 and met through Twitter.
- 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 just called Mr.Beast, He later changed it to it's current name so it could be searched for easier.
Note: the following dates are according to SocialBlade. Dates may vary by ~1 day (2 days if you live outside of North America) due to differences in time zones.
- 300 subscribers: August 2, 2013
- 1,000 subscribers: April 14, 2014
- 1,500 subscribers: August 9, 2014
- 2,000 subscribers: April 19, 2015
- 3,000 subscribers: July 19, 2015
- 4,000 subscribers: July 29, 2015
- 5,000 subscribers: August 11, 2015
- 6,000 subscribers: August 23, 2015
- 7,000 subscribers: September 9, 2015
- 9,000 subscribers: October 11, 2015
- 10,000 subscribers: October 28, 2015
- 15,000 subscribers: December 25, 2015
- 20,000 subscribers: March 7, 2016
- 50,000 subscribers: June 11, 2016
- 100,000 subscribers: July 8, 2016
- 200,000 subscribers: September 26, 2016
- 1 million subscribers: May 6, 2017
- 2 million subscribers: December 29, 2017
- 3 million subscribers: February 12, 2018
- 4 million subscribers: March 28, 2018
- 5 million subscribers: May 29, 2018
- 6 million subscribers: July 15, 2018
- 7 million subscribers: August 4, 2018
- 8 million subscribers: September 9, 2018
- 9 million subscribers: October 25, 2018
- 10 million subscribers: November 6, 2018
- 11 million subscribers: November 25, 2018
- 12 million subscribers: December 8, 2018
- 13 million subscribers: December 22, 2018
- 14 million subscribers: January 19, 2019
- 15 million subscribers: February 15, 2019
- 16 million subscribers: March 16, 2019
- 17 million subscribers: April 13, 2019
- 18 million subscribers: May 4, 2019
- 19 million subscribers: May 21, 2019
- 20 million subscribers: June 8, 2019
- 21 million subscribers: June 23, 2019
- 22 million subscribers: July 27, 2019
- 23 million subscribers: August 22, 2019
- 24 million subscribers: September 6, 2019
- 25 million subscribers: October 25, 2019
- 26 million subscribers: November 15, 2019
- 27 million subscribers: December 11, 2019
- 28 million subscribers: December 25, 2019
- 29 million subscribers: January 25, 2020
- 30 million subscribers: February 14, 2020
- 31 million subscribers: February 28, 2020
- 32 million subscribers: March 12, 2020
- 33 million subscribers: March 24, 2020
Video View Milestones
- 1 billion views: October 7, 2018
- 2 billion views: February 28, 2019
- 3 billion views: August 4, 2019
- 4 billion views: December 2, 2019
- 5 billion views: March 24, 2020
- ↑ https://watchin.today/charts/channel/country/united-states
- ↑ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZNxvnQv0h4
- ↑ Post on Twitter by PewDiePie at https://twitter.com/pewdiepie/status/1069278200251977728, accessed on December 2, 2018. (archive)
- ↑ Post on Twitter by MrBeastYT at https://twitter.com/MrBeastYT/status/1069282172195008512, accessed on 7/04/2020 (DMY).
- ↑ Post on Twitter by ESPN at https://twitter.com/espn/status/1092211022218317824, accessed on 7/04/2020 (DMY).
- ↑ Post on Twitter by MrBeastYT at https://twitter.com/MrBeastYT/status/1183512754101112833, accessed on 7/04/2020 (DMY).
- ↑ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPJKxAhLw5I
- ↑ https://twitter.com/MrBeastYT/status/1207776581491593218
- ↑ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jkyy4JOu9jE
- ↑ https://www.instagram.com/maddyspidell/
- ↑ https://youtu.be/i6OUv48w1bk?t=474
This page was created on July 20, 2016, by HyettsTheGamer.