MrBeast Reveals How Elon Musk Revived His TeamTrees Campaign

Published 11/03/2021, 10:14 AM EDT
Dublin, Wednesday 31th October 2013: Pictured at the The Web Summit 2013, RDS. Photo by Dan Taylor/Heisenberg Media


YouTubers MrBeast and Mark Rober have created two of the most popular channels on YouTube. However, they are also the brains behind two of the biggest environmental campaigns in #TeamTrees and #TeamSeas. While #TeamSeas recently began, #TeamTrees was the one that started it all. However, according to MrBeast, the campaign didn’t take off until it caught the attention of tech scion, Elon Musk.

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The CEO of companies like SpaceX and Tesla has done a lot to improve the tech people use right now. But, MrBeast recently mentioned that he has also done a lot to improve the environment as well, thanks to a generous donation to #TeamTrees.

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MrBeast and Mark Rober’s #TeamTrees campaign still going strong

Following the commencement of the #TeamSeas campaign, Mark Rober and MrBeast recently appeared on the popular late-night talk show, Jimmy Kimmel Live. During their talk, Kimmel talked about the massive success of the duo’s first attempt at a major campaign in #TeamTrees. The campaign which began two years ago has led to the plantation of 23 million trees, and Rober even noted that even now it receives an average donation of 2600 trees.

How Elon Musk made an enormous difference for #TeamTrees

Kimmel later mentioned about the major contributors of the cause, and asked them about who they would like to see contribute again with #TeamSeas. MrBeast replied with the example of Elon Musk, who took part in it. The popular YouTuber mentioned that the contributions to #TeamTrees slowed down a bit after it made a strong start with $6 million worth of donations in the first two days.

“So our goal was 20 million, and we hit like 6 million in the first two days, and it started to slow down.”

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However, the campaign grabbed the attention of the Tesla CEO who enquired about it on Twitter by replying to MrBeast’s tweet. Fellow YouTuber Marques Brownlee replied to Musk with details about the initiative, and encouraged him to donate to #TeamTrees. Musk later replied by announcing that he would make a $1 million donation to help the cause. Along with that, because of Musk’s massive popularity, the campaign also grabbed the eyeballs of a lot of people, which helped revive #TeamTrees to reach its goal of 20 million trees.

“Elon just donated a million dollars, and all of a sudden, now the world cares.”

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In the end, it seems like Musk played a major part in the success of #TeamTrees. MrBeast and Mark’s latest campaign in #TeamSeas is off to a flying start, and it would most likely reach its donation goal of $30 million. However, it would receive some serious publicity if a billionaire like Elon Musk pitched in again with a massive donation, and the duo wouldn’t mind seeing other rich people open up their wallets as well.

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Rupesh Nair

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Rupesh is an eSports author at EssentiallySports. Currently a student at Mumbai University, he has been involved with eSports since his childhood. Having played titles like Fallout 4, Minecraft, FIFA, Portal 2 and Halo 4 extensively, Rupesh has a deep understanding of the sport.

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