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MrBeast in 2023
James Stephen Donaldson

(1998-05-07)May 7, 1998
NationalityUnited States
Years active2012–present
Height1.94 m (6 ft 4+12 in)

James Stephen Donaldson (born May 7, 1998), more commonly known as MrBeast, is an American YouTuber. He is known for his expensive stunts and philanthropy.[1] He is the second most subscribed creator, on youtube, second only to T-Series. He has been seen as the creator of a new genre of YouTube videos that are expensive stunts.[2]

He is also the co-creator of Team Trees, a fundraiser for the Arbor Day Foundation which has raised over $24 million,[3][4] and Team Seas, a fundraiser for Ocean Conservancy and The Ocean Cleanup.[5]

Life[change | change source]

He was born in Wichita, Kansas. James was 5 years old when he moved to North Carolina. Donaldson began posting videos to YouTube in early 2012 at the age of 13.[6]

Donaldson in December 2018

Under the name of "MrBeast6000", his early content ranged from Let's Plays to "videos estimating the wealth of other YouTubers".

Some of his philanthropy includes paying for eye surgery for 1000 people, giving large amounts of money to random people on the street, signing for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and giving away islands.

YouTube Career[change | change source]

MrBeast uploaded his first video on his YouTube Channel in February 2012, at the age of 13, under the name of "MrBeast6000". His early content ranged from Gaming, focused on Minecraft and Call of Duty: Black Ops II, videos estimating the wealth of other YouTubers, videos that offered tips to upcoming YouTube creators and commentary on YouTube drama.

MrBeast has an estimated net worth[7] of $500 million USD as per 2023 updates.

References[change | change source]

  1. Leskin, Paige (December 12, 2019). "21-year-old YouTuber MrBeast is one of the most-viewed YouTube creators in 2019 — check out how he got his start and found success with elaborate stunts and giveaways". Business Insider. Retrieved January 24, 2020.
  2. Alexander, Julia (October 25, 2019). "MrBeast changed YouTube and launched an entire genre of expensive stunt content". The Verge. Archived from the original on December 18, 2019. Retrieved March 14, 2020.
  3. "Help Us Plant 20 Million Trees - Join #TeamTrees". Retrieved May 17, 2020.
  4. Leskin, Paige (December 19, 2019). "YouTuber MrBeast's tree-planting campaign reached its goal of raising $20 million. Here's the list of prominent people who have donated, including Elon Musk, Jeffree Star, and even the CEO of YouTube". Business Insider. Archived from the original on February 9, 2020. Retrieved May 8, 2020.
  5. "Help us remove 30 million pounds of trash by January 1st, 2022 - Join #TeamSeas". Retrieved November 4, 2021.
  6. "Night Media Signs Top Influencer, "MrBeast"". Business Wire. January 23, 2019. Archived from the original on May 26, 2019. Retrieved May 26, 2019.
  7. "MrBeast Youtube Channel Income, Net Worth and Estimated Earnings". October 12, 2023. Retrieved November 28, 2023.

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