Mrbeast biography Personal Life

NameJames Stephen Donaldson
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Nick NameMrBeast
ProfessionYoutubers, Businessman, Philanthropist
Date of Birth7-May-1998
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Birth PlaceWichita, Kansas
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CollegeGreenville Christian Academy
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HobbiesSinging, Playing Guitar, Writing, and Poems

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Name Biography in Details

James Stephen “Jimmy” Donaldson, better known by his online alias MrBeast, is an American YouTuber, online personality, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. He is renowned for his fast-paced and high-production-value videos, which often feature elaborate challenges and large giveaways. With over 250 million subscribers, he is the most-subscribed individual on YouTube and has the second-most-subscribed channel overall.

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James Stephen Donaldson was born on May 7, 1998, in Wichita, Kansas, as the son of Sue Donaldson. Due to his parents’ long work hours and his father’s service in the military, he often moved around and lived primarily in Greenville, North Carolina. His parents divorced in 2007. In 2016, Donaldson graduated from the small private evangelical Christian high school, Greenville Christian Academy. Before dropping out, he briefly attended East Carolina University. After leaving school, Donaldson and his friends attempted to analyze YouTube’s recommendation algorithm and experimented with creating viral videos. Reflecting on this period, he said, “There was a five-year period in my life where I was just obsessively, unhealthily passionate about studying virality, studying the YouTube algorithm…I would wake up. I would eat Uber Eats. And then I would just sit on my computer all day reading trash with other YouTubers.”

Youtube Career:

Early viral attempts (2012–2017)

Donaldson uploaded his first YouTube video in February 2012 at the age of 13, under the name “MrBeast6000”. His early content ranged from Let’s Plays, primarily centered around Minecraft and Call of Duty: Black Ops II, to videos estimating the wealth of other YouTubers, providing suggestions to upcoming YouTube creators, and commenting on YouTube drama. Donaldson occasionally appeared in these videos.

In 2015 and 2016, Donaldson began gaining popularity by mocking YouTube introduction videos with his “Worst Intros on YouTube” series. By mid-2016, Donaldson had around 30,000 subscribers. In the fall of 2016, Donaldson dropped out of East Carolina University to pursue a full-time career as a YouTuber. His mother did not approve, and she kicked him out of the family home.

As his channel grew, Donaldson hired his childhood friends — Chris Tyson (born Chris Tyson), Chandler Hallow, Garrett Reynolds, and Jake Franklin — to work for him. Franklin left the crew in 2020. Later, Karl Jacobs, who was initially a cameraman, was promoted to take his place.

Rise to fame (2017–2020)

In January 2017, Jimmy Donaldson posted a video on YouTube that counted up to 100,000, and it became very popular. It took him about a day to make the video. During this tough challenge, he spent 40 hours working on it. At times, he worked so fast that he finished in less than 24 hours. Donaldson gained fame during this time by doing stunts like trying to break glass with a hundred megaphones, watching paint dry for an hour, attempting to stay underwater for 24 hours, which failed due to health problems, and unsuccessfully spinning a fidget spinner for a day. By 2018, Donaldson had donated $1 million through his unique stunts, earning him the title of “YouTube’s Biggest Philanthropist.”

In 2018, during the competition between PewDiePie and T-Series to become the most subscribed channel on YouTube, Donaldson helped PewDiePie gain more subscribers than T-Series by buying billboards and several TV and radio ads. During Super Bowl LIII, he bought seats for himself and his team, wearing shirts with “Subscribe to PewDiePie” written on them.

In March 2019, with the support of Apex Legends, Donaldson organized and filmed a real-life battle royale competition in Los Angeles with a prize of $200,000 (two games were played, earning $100,000 for each game). The program and prize pool were sponsored by Apex Legends publisher Electronic Arts.

On November 23, 2019, Donaldson was accused of using fake money in his video “I Opened a Free Bank.” He later explained that he used fake money to avoid security concerns for the participants and they received real checks.

In April 2020, Donaldson hosted a rock-paper-scissors competition stream involving 32 influential people, awarding a grand prize of $250,000. At that time, it became the most-watched live original event on YouTube with 662,000 concurrent viewers. The winner of the competition was determined by a coin toss.

In October 2020, Donaldson hosted another successful tournament, this time a trivia competition, where 24 contestants competed for a grand prize of $300,000. The tournament was won by siblings Charlie and Dixie D’Amelio, leading to allegations of cheating due to their claims.

Mainstream success (2021–present)

On January 1, 2021, Donaldson released a video titled “YouTube Rewind 2020, Thank God It’s Over.” In the video, he talks about his belief that YouTubers should have more say in the Rewind and, keeping that in mind, he decided to invite “hundreds of YouTubers.” At the end of the video, Donaldson shouted out PewDiePie, highlighting his 2018 Rewind as inspiration for Donaldson’s own Rewind. A month later, Donaldson signed a distribution deal with Facebook and Snapchat for Jellysmack.

In November 2021, Donaldson uploaded “$456,000 Squid Game in Real Life!” which is an entertainment adaptation of the survival drama streaming TV series Squid Game. In the video, 456 people competed for a cash prize of $456,000. This video became one of the most watched YouTube videos of 2021, being viewed over 130 million times within a week. Critics argued in reviews of the video that it misunderstood the anti-capitalist message of Squid Game. However, Squid Game’s creator Hwang Dong-hyuk has expressed positive feedback on the series’ entertainment and parody.

In December 2021, Donaldson created a third impactful tournament, involving 15 contestants with a grand prize of $1,000,000. In January 2022, Forbes ranked Donaldson as the highest-earning YouTuber, estimating his earnings at around $54 million in 2021. Forbes stated that his income placed him at 40th position in the 2020 Forbes Celebrity 100, earning as much money as Vin Diesel and Lewis Hamilton.

On July 28, 2022, Donaldson surpassed 100 million subscribers on his main channel, becoming the fifth channel to achieve this milestone and the second individual YouTuber. On November 17, 2022, Donaldson set a Guinness World Record for “Most Subscribers for an Individual on YouTube” with 112,193,139 subscribers on his MrBeast channel. The previous record holder, PewDiePie, held the record for almost ten years as the YouTuber with the most subscribers. In November 2022, Donaldson achieved a billion video views on his main YouTube channel within 30 days. On October 15, 2023, Donaldson surpassed 200 million subscribers. His YouTube Shorts video “Would You Go to Paris for Baguettes?” is the most viewed video on his main YouTube channel, with over 1 billion views by January 2024 and over 40 million likes.


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