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Donaldson in December 2018

Jimmy Donaldson (born May 7, 1998), more commonly known as MrBeast, is an American YouTuber. He was born in Greenville, North Carolina. He was known for his expensive stunts and philanthropy.[1] 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 $23 million,[3][4] and Team Seas, a fundraiser for Ocean Conservancy and The Ocean Cleanup.[5]

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Donaldson began posting videos to YouTube in 2012 at age 13,[6] under the name of "MrBeast6000"; his early content ranged from Let's Plays to "videos estimating the wealth of other YouTubers".

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  1. Leskin, Paige (December 12, 2019). "21-year-old YouTuber MrBeast was 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.