We all know that popular YouTubers do make hefty sums with their online work and get paid for their acts. However, this YouTube star surprised people when he actually gave money to people. All they had to do is complete some bizarre tasks.
Mr Beast also known as Jimmy Donaldson is known for encouraging people to participate in his weird viral challenges, with videos featured on his channel including the likes of ‘Last To Leave Revolving Door Wins $50,000’, ‘Paying People $10,000 To Eat Ghost Pepper’, ‘Last To Stop Running Wins $20,000’ and ‘Anything You Can Carry, I’ll Pay For Challenge’.
Such simple tasks is what gives him ‘content’. And that is how he generates money, sounds crazy right?
According to reports, his estimated montly earning stands at £108,200 ($135,130), while yearly he is thought to earn up to £1.3m ($1.6m). Some of them think that he must have rich parents or some grand inheritance from his relative.
But he denied all such rumours and confirmed that he has earned everything through his vlogging. He said: “If you want the special secret, if you want to know where it all came from – my parents aren’t that rich, I’m only 20 years old, every dollar I’ve ever made came from YouTube, and YouTube just pays better than you think.”
In one of his videos, he also broke down how he’s been able to give away such large sums, explaining how he worked his way up with donations.
I started at 13 years old with no money, a horrible laptop, and no microphone. Everyday for 8 years, I’ve obsessed and reinvested everything I’ve made. I’m grateful to wake up happy and excited everyday and all I want in life is to make the best content possible <3 pic.twitter.com/oE89VaBeAz
— MrBeast (@MrBeastYT) June 8, 2019
“It all started when I got my first brand deal from Quid,” he explained.
“They gave me $10,000 and I was like ‘Woah, that’s a lot of money’, and I immediately went outside and gave it to a homeless person.”
This, of course, was filmed and put out on his YouTube channel, before Mr Beast went on to do the same with increasingly larger amounts of cash – eventually totalling $1m.
That explanation video was posted back in December 2018, and since then he’s gone on to donate hundreds of thousands of dollars more with similar videos, which include a ‘$200,000 YouTuber Battle Royale’, ‘Donating $100,000 To Streamers With 0 Viewers’ and ‘Giving $10,000 To Random People And Saying Nothing’, meaning the total now far surpasses the million-dollar mark.
He once even gave his mother a cheque for $100,000, which she rejected repeatedly before Mr Beast joked: “If I don’t give it to you, I don’t have a viral video.”
His mum replied: “So you’re using me for views?”
Mr Beast said: “Yes, but you get money too, so we’re both happy.”
And the process just goes on… Looks like many will quit their job and try something crazy online. Let’s wait and watch.