MrBeast’s TeamSeas Reaches Its 30 Million Target Thanks to a Surprise Benefactor

Published 01/02/2022, 9:50 AM EST


And he did it! YouTube star Jimmy Donaldson, popularly known as MrBeast, has finally raised enough money to remove 30,000,000 pounds of trash from the ocean. Way back in October 2021, MrBeast started a campaign to clean the ocean, along with fellow YouTubers/content creators and a great team of volunteers, named #Teamseas.

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Recently, the team was having a little trouble hitting the 30 million dollar mark and couldn’t yet remove 30 million pounds of trash. This is where Austin Russell stepped in and helped out.

MrBeast thanked all the volunteers and Austin Russell for being such great supporters of this campaign. In his latest tweet, he wrote, “We did it! Austin Russell noticed we came up a few million pounds short, so he got us over 30 million.

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“Shout out to the over 600,000 different people that donated to TeamSeas and the creator community for being so awesome in supporting this.”

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MrBeast and his team working towards a better future

How does initiative work, actually? Well, it’s a very thoughtfully mapped-out professional clean-up campaign. Every single dollar that TeamSeas raises will directly go to two organizations – Ocean Conservancy and The Ocean Cleanup. The fund will be split into two equal parts for the cleaning movement.

Moreover, TeamSeas aimed to remove 30 million pounds of ocean trash by the end of 2021 by raising the fund to 30 million dollars. And fortunately, everything happened according to plan.

Content Creators from different fields with a total count of 1 billion followers created online videos on fundraising. The majority of the content creators mainly explained the aim of TeamSeas and the effort they were putting into this initiative to make the world a better place.

TeamSeas: the big idea

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The big idea behind this campaign is to mainly remove abandoned, unwanted, lost fishing gear and other trash from oceans. The gear is super tricky to recover and is considered one of the deadliest ocean trash. Luckily, with the help of some experts associated with Ocean Conservancy’s Global Ghost Gear Initiative and some effective strategies, removing fishing equipment from oceans is much easier now.

TeamSeas is also planning to work with Ocean Conservancy to remove tons of plastic and other trash from beaches all around the world.

Definitely, this is one of the biggest clean-up projects of all time. And above all, it’s pretty great to see how an entire community is coming together to help save the planet.

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Vitasta Singh

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Vitasta Singh is an eSports writer at EssentiallySports. She is currently pursuing her Masters in English Literature from Lovely Professional University. Before joining EssentiallySports she used to write articles for Silver Mantle Solutions on various niches such as games, fitness, business, entertainment, and fashion.

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