MrBeast is the new king of Youtube
MrBeast beats them all when it comes to Youtube subscribers. With daring actions and expensive clips, he amazes his fans video after video – and sets records.
With 112 million subscribers, MrBeast is the most successful YouTuber of all time.
American YouTuber MrBeast, whose full name is Jimmy Donaldson (24), dethroned Swedish video maker PewDiePie (Felix Kjellberg, 33) with 112 million followers. He publishes content on his channel, in which his subscribers mainly participate – participants in sometimes daring campaigns can usually look forward to monetary or in-kind prizes. The influencer earns the equivalent of roughly four million francs a month just from clicks.
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He celebrated his 100 millionth subscriber almost legendary: Donaldson bought his own island – just to give it to a fan. He invited 100 subscribers to the island and held a total of four contests, with one person eliminated from each game. The winner of the last challenge could call himself the owner of the land at the end.
MrBeast also holds the record for the longest Uber ride in the company’s history. In one of his videos, the influencer books a trip from North Carolina in the USA to Los Angeles – the route is 3,631 kilometers long, took a total of 39 hours and cost around 5,260 francs.
When the Youtuber had 20 million subscriptions in his pocket in October 2016, he decided to plant 20 million trees. He took to Twitter to look for helpers for this endeavor. His goal was sporty: all the plants should be in place by January 2021. The campaign even caught the attention of Tesla CEO Elon Musk (51), YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki (54) and makeup artist Jeffree Star (37). They all donated around 48,000 francs – Donaldson was able to reach his goal much earlier.
In another widely recognized video, a YouTube star and some of his friends attempted to spend 50 hours in a maximum security prison – the group was treated like any other inmate for 50 hours. One of the friends, Nolan Hansen (24), even tried to escape towards the end of the experiment and was sent to solitary confinement as punishment. (Praise)