MrBeast 2022: YouTube career, earnings, and net worth

Jimmy Donaldson, commonly known by his online alias of MrBeast, is a famous American YouTube personality. Regarded as one of the most influential creators, his content revolves around spending massive amounts of money and has earned him millions of fans worldwide.

During his early years on YouTube, Donaldson started to gain some popularity for his "Worst Intros" series. In these videos, he reviewed and ridiculed the intros of other YouTubers. Ultimately, he found his big break on the platform after his "counting to 100,000" video went viral in 2017.

Since then, the 24-year-old has become an excessively popular figure in the entertainment world. As he grew to prominence, he diversified his style of content to include challenge and donation videos that reward thousands of dollars, videos featuring arduous tasks or survival, original vlogs, and more.

As of September 2022, Donaldson's main YouTube channel, MrBeast, has crossed over 100 million subscribers and over 16.8 billion views. Jimmy Donaldson has become the second individual creator to get his hands on The Red Diamond Play Button, after PewDiePie.

MrBeast's career on YouTube

Born on May 7, 1998, Jimmy Donaldson mainly grew up in Greenville, North Carolina, and graduated from a private secondary school in the area in 2016. He started uploading on YouTube in February 2012 at the age of 13 under the channel name MrBeast6000.

Back then, Jimmy posted gaming content around titles like Minecraft, Call of Duty Black Ops 2, and Pokemon Online. During the early days of his channel, he also recorded videos that estimated the earnings of other YouTubers and provided commentary on YouTube drama.

Eventually, Jimmy's channel started to grow as his "Worst Intros" series of videos came to the audience's attention. He completed the 100,000 subscribers milestone in July 2016. Later during that year's fall, he dropped out of college just after two weeks of joining to pursue a new career as a full-time YouTuber.

How did MrBeast become famous?

In January 2017, MrBeast uploaded a nearly 24-hour long video of himself counting to 100,000. As tens of thousands of viewers watched this stunt within a few days, the YouTuber exploded onto the scene. In anticipation of reaching one million subscribers, he then posted a video of himself counting to 200,000 the following month.

Eventually, MrBeast completed the 1 million subscribers milestone in May 2017, a day before his 19th birthday. During this period of his career, he gained prominence for participating in a variety of arduous yet creative stunts like trying to break glass using megaphones, attempting to stay underwater for 24 hours, and more.

In recent years, MrBeast's brand and popularity continued with immense growth as he kept conquering new highs. He hired four of his childhood friends, including Chris, Chandler, Garrett, and Jake, to help him take care of his thriving YouTube business. As a result, his friends have regularly featured in his videos.

Now, with 103 million subscribers, MrBeast has become the second most subscribed independent YouTube creator from the United States. These days, his content revolves around complex, expensive challenges and large-scale sponsored giveaways that grasp the attention of wider audiences.

Reports suggest the 24-year-old spends upwards of $300,000 on the production of a single video. This figure used to be close to $10,000 once upon a time.

Other YouTube channels of MrBeast

Besides his main channel, Jimmy has gone on to own five other YouTube channels. These include MrBeast Reacts, MrBeast Shorts, MrBeast Gaming, MrBeast 2, and Beast Philanthropy.

Most notably, MrBeast's gaming channel crossed 10 million subscribers in less than a year since it started in April 2020. With over 26 million subscribers as of March 2022, it is considered one of the fastest-growing YouTube channels.

Across his several channels, the American YouTube sensation has accumulated over a total of 180 million subscribers, accounting for 26 billion views combined.

Popular MrBeast Videos and Games

Jimmy Donaldson famously launched his game 'Finger On The App' to immense fanfare. The gameplay was extremely simple, the player who keeps his finger on the screen the longest wins. Launched in 2020, the game originally had a cash prize of $25,000. However, it ultimately ended with four players winning and receiving $20,000 each.

A second contest saw the prize pool being bumped up to $100,000. It went on for 50 hours before ultimately resulting in the first and second place finishers receiving $100,000 and $20,000 respectively.

MrBeast has a plethora of viral videos as the YouTuber has refined his creation process into an art. One of his most popular videos is '$456,000 Squid Game In Real Life!', sitting with over 224 million views as of March 2022. Another popular video from Jimmy's early days, titled 'I Put 100 Million Orbeez In My Friend's Backyard', is sitting with over 156 million views. Even his YouTube Shorts video 'I Am The World’s Greatest Samurai' proved to be a massive hit and has garnered over 199 million views.

Business projects including MrBeast Burger

Aside from YouTube, Jimmy has also taken the opportunity to invest his money in other business projects. In 2020, he launched a mobile game called Finger on the App in collaboration with MSCHF. The participants had to keep their fingers on the screen, and the last person to take their finger off would win $25,000.

Another exciting and successful venture of his is MrBeast Burger. He collaborated with almost 300 restaurants in the US and launched his own meal. Within no time, the MrBeast Burger app became the #1 free app on the Apple Store. Three months after its launch, over a million MrBeast Burgers had been sold. Forbes reported that 5 million sandwiches were sold to date.

In March 2021, he introduced Juice funds in collaboration with the Creative Juice financial network. The $2 million investment fund offers creators up to $250,000 in exchange for equity in their YouTube channels, as per reporting by The New York Times.

MrBeast also branched out into the food market with Feastables. It's a mission-driven brand founded by Mr. Donaldson, aimed at providing fun experiences for the community. Starting with the MrBeast Bar, the brand will support the efforts of Beast Philanthropy.

MrBeast Charitable work

One of the biggest reasons Jimmy is so highly adored is his generous donations to the needy regularly. He has donated millions of dollars to various charities that work for the homeless, army veterans, children’s health, animal shelters, and other causes. The YouTuber’s own foundation named Team Trees has also raised over $20 million for the planting of trees.

Additionally, the YouTuber also helmed a venture named Team Seas. A follow-up to Team Trees' massive success, the project removed 31,050,311 pounds of marine debris from the ocean.

Jimmy also has a YouTube channel named Beast philanthropy, solely dedicated to improving people's lives in several ways. The project serves as a charity, food pantry, and non-profit organization. All the revenue the channel accumulates goes towards feeding people. It reportedly serves 80,000 meals a month, with plans to increase this number in the future.

What are MrBeast's earnings and net worth in 2022?

MrBeast currently has over 14 billion views on his YouTube channel. On average, the YouTuber’s every video fetches around 20 million views.

Hence, it comes as no surprise that a huge portion of MrBeast’s revenue comes from YouTube. As per Social Blade, he makes up to $1.3 million from the platform every month. It is worth noting that these earnings are just from ad revenue and do not include brand deals.

MrBeast topped Forbes' list of the top-earning YouTubers, with a reported earning of $54 million.

MrBeast Becomes Just the Second Individual to Breach the 100 Million YouTube Subscribers Mark

As aforementioned, Jimmy has finally achieved the biggest YouTube milestone by crossing 100 million subscribers on the platform.

Owing to his years of hard work and love for the platform, MrBeast has successfully established a massive empire on YouTube. Indeed, it’s a monumental achievement for any creator to receive The Red Diamond Play Button award.

MrBeast is now the second individual creator to receive The Red Diamond Play Button. Furthermore, some fans also believe that Jimmy might surpass PewDiePie as well in the future. What are your thoughts on this?


What can fans expect from MrBeast in 2022?

MrBeast has huge plans for 2022. The YouTuber announced that his side channel Beast Philanthropy was accepting donations. He wants to leverage the power of social media to provide up to 1 million meals a month from the current number of 80,000.

Additionally, the YouTuber plans to do something bigger than his real-life Squid Game video in 2022. A massive project of his would allegedly go in production during November.

How to contact MrBeast in 2022?

MrBeast is available to contact through the following platforms:

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Details of MrBeast


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Real NameJimmy Donaldson
BornMay 7, 1998
Age24 years
Height6 ft 3 in
Weight82 kg
AddressGreenville, North Carolina
GirlfriendMaddy Spidell
Marital Status Unmarried
Net Worth$54 million estimated
SponsorsQuid, Honey, and more
Games he playsMinecraft, Among Us, Apex Legends, Fortnite, and more