50 Facts About MrBeast


MrBeast is an American YouTuber. He is best known for his expensive stunts and philanthropy.


So let’s dive into some trivia and facts about him.


  1. His real name is Jimmy Donaldson

  2. He was born on May 7, 1998

  3. He is more commonly known by his online alias MrBeast

  4. MrBeast is an American YouTuber notable for his expensive stunts and philanthropy

  5. He has been credited with pioneering a genre of YouTube videos that center on expensive stunts

  6. He is also the co-creator of Team Trees

  7. Team Trees a fundraiser for the Arbor Day Foundation, which has raised over $22 million

  8. Donaldson began posting videos to YouTube in 2011 at age 13, under the handle “MrBeast6000”

  9. His early content ranged from Let’s Plays to “videos estimating the wealth of other YouTubers”

  10. However, his videos remained in relative obscurity, averaging around a thousand views each

  11. He released his 2017 “counting to 100,000” video that earned tens of thousands of views in just a few days

  12. As of December 2022, Donaldson has 89.5 million subscribers on YouTube

  13. He is managed by the Dallas-based talent management company Night Media

  14. Donaldson’s videos typically feature “attention-grabbing stunts”

  15. He often makes videos where he donates large amounts of money to individuals, with many of these videos being sponsored

  16. Although he has donated without a sponsor in the past

  17. On January 2017, Donaldson published an almost day-long video of himself counting to 100,000

  18. The stunt took him 40 hours, with some parts sped up to “keep it under 24 hours”

  19. A subsequent video titled “Counting to 200,000 (Road to a Mil)” was uploaded the next month

  20. According to Donaldson, it too, had to be sped up because the full fifty-five hours of counting exceeded YouTube’s upload limit

  21. Additionally, Donaldson has tried to break glass using a hundred megaphones, watched paint dry for an hour, attempted to stay underwater for 24 hours (but failed because of health issues), and unsuccessfully attempted to spin a fidget spinner for a day, although the footage is gone

  22. In March 2019, he organized and filmed a real-life battle royale competition in Los Angeles with a prize of $200,000

  23. 2 games were played, making game earnings of $100,000 for each game

  24. This video was in collaboration with Apex Legends

  25. The event and prize pool was sponsored by Apex Legends publisher Electronic Arts

  26. A typical video involves Donaldson giving away large sums of money

  27. Such as giving $100,000 worth of items to homeless shelters in December 2018, donating $32,000 to the Veterans Army Wounded Warrior Program, $70,000 to Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and $10,000 to a local animal shelter in Los Angeles

  28. His expensive YouTube videos are mostly funded and sponsored by the coupon company Honey

  29. During PewDiePie vs T-Series, a competition to become the most-subscribed channel on YouTube, Donaldson bought billboards, numerous ads and radio advertisements to help PewDiePie gain more subscribers than T-Series

  30. At the Super Bowl LIII, he bought multiple seats for him and his team whose shirts spelled out, “Sub 2 PewDiePie”

  31. On October 25, 2019 at 19:00 UTC, Donaldson and former NASA engineer and YouTuber Mark Rober organized a collaborative fundraising challenge event on YouTube called #TeamTrees

  32. The goal of this project was to raise $20 million for the Arbor Day Foundation by January 1, 2020 and plant trees “no later than December 2022”

  33. In exchange, the organization would plant one tree for each dollar raised

  34. Every donation goes to the Arbor Day Foundation which pledges to plant one tree for every dollar

  35. Notable YouTubers such as Rhett & Link, Marshmello, iJustine, Marques Brownlee, The Slow Mo Guys, Ninja, Simone Giertz, Jacksepticeye, and Smarter Every Day brought attention to this idea

  36. Trees began to be planted in October 2019 in national parks of the United States

  37. By the 24-hour mark of the 67-day project, nearly $4 million had been donated

  38. On December 19 of that year, the $20,000,000 goal was surpassed

  39. And as of May 27, 2020, the project reached over 22 million dollars

  40. The project has also received large donations from corporate executives Jack Dorsey, Susan Wojcicki, Elon Musk and Tobias Lütke

  41. Will Hyde, a producer for the MrBeast channel, announced in a November 2020 article with The Wake Weekly that Donaldson would launch a virtual restaurant called MrBeast Burger in December 2020

  42. Hyde said his team worked with Virtual Dining Concepts during the development of the restaurant concept

  43. MrBeast Burger will franchise rights to serve the burgers to restaurants across the US and customers will be able to order the burgers via online delivery services

  44. On December 19, 2020 it was announced that MrBeast Burger would release with 300 locations across the United States

  45. The chain would also have an app

  46. He resides in Raleigh, North Carolina

  47. He graduated from the Greenville Christian Academy in 2016

  48. According to Newsweek, Donaldson dropped out of college in order to pursue a full-time career as a YouTuber

  49. He has an older brother named CJ Donaldson

  50. His older brother owns a channel named “MrBro”