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Donaldson in December 2018
May 7, 1998 Kansas, United States
|Residence||Greenville, North Carolina, U.S.|
|Subscribers||54.7 million (main channel), 87.02 million (combined)|
|Total views||11.46 billion (combined)|
|Subscriber and view counts updated as of March 09, 2021.|
Jimmy Donaldson (born May 7, 1998), better known online as MrBeast, is an American YouTuber, entrepreneur and philanthropist. He has been credited with pioneering a genre of YouTube videos that center on expensive stunts. He is also the co-creator of Team Trees, a fundraiser for the Arbor Day Foundation, which has raised over $72 million. He is managed by the Dallas-based talent management company Night Media.
Donaldson began posting videos to YouTube in early 2012 at the early age of 13, under the handle "MrBeast6000"; his early content ranged from Let's Plays to "videos estimating the wealth of other YouTubers". He went viral in 2017 after his "counting to 100,000" video earned tens of thousands of views in just a few days, and has become increasingly popular ever since, each of his videos gaining tens of millions of views. Over time, his style of content diversified to include expensive challenge videos that reward thousands of dollars, donation videos involving a lot of money, videos either with arduous tasks or survival, and original vlogging videos. Once his channel took off, Donaldson hired several of his childhood friends to help him run the growing brand. The MrBeast team is currently made up of 30 people.
As of February 2021, Donaldson has more than 54 million subscribers on YouTube. Aside from his main channel, Donaldson has several other YouTube channels, including MrBeast Shorts and MrBeast Gaming, the latter reaching over 10 million subscribers in less than one year.
In 2019, he won the Breakout Creator by Streamy Awards. At the 12th Annual Shorty Awards in 2020, Donaldson won YouTuber of the Year. He was also one of the top 10 highest-paid YouTubers of 2020, alongside other famous YouTubers such as Markiplier, Ryan's World and Blippi.
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