How Much Did MrBeast Make From Squid Game Video After Spending Millions?

Published 12/03/2021, 8:51 AM EST

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MrBeast is the talk of the town after his popular real-life Squid-Game show. The popular Netflix series was adapted for YouTube by MrBeast, only with real people and not actors. The show took the entire gaming community by storm and amazed a lot of fans. On 25th Nov 2021, the American Streamer finally released the entire show on his official YouTube channel. Immediately after its release, the show was widely appreciated and watched by people across the world.

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MrBeast gathered 456 participants for the show and offered 456,000$ as the award for the ‘last person standing’. It has since become insanely popular and has over 140 million views on YouTube currently. That begs the question, how much money has MrBeast earned through this show?

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In the past, MrBeast had mentioned that the entire project had a budget of around $3.5 million, including 2 million dollars for production and 1.5 million dollars as the prize money, which is an insane amount. So how much did MrBeast get in return?

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The real earning does not come from the Squid Game event itself. Instead, it’s YouTube from where MrBeast’s income would come. So, when MrBeast uploaded the show on his YouTube channel, the video touched a million views within a few hours. Currently, it has a whopping more-than-140 million views, which is just crazy.

And according to ladbible, every 1000 views on a video attracts average earnings of around $2-5. And, the Squid-Game video already has over 140 million views. So, if the calculations are done at the higher end of that earning spectrum, it would come to an astonishing 700,000$ earned from that single video. That’s just the earning from YouTube, he would also get additional revenue from sponsors of the video.

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Swetabh Shekhar is an eSports author at EssentiallySports and holds a Master's degree in Mass Communication. He has been playing video games since his childhood days and has witnessed the evolution of the gaming industry. GTA, Assassins Creed, Call of Duty, and The Walking Dead are some of his all-time favorites.
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