Who is MrBeast? Elon Musk agrees to give Twitter to Youtuber if he dies in 'mysterious circumstances'

Elon Musk tweeted about his 'mysterious' death after receiving threats from Russia for providing the Starlink network to Ukraine


                            Who is MrBeast? Elon Musk agrees to give Twitter to Youtuber if he dies in 'mysterious circumstances'
Elon Musk joked that he might hand over Twitter to YouTube star MrBeast if he dies (@MrBeast/Twitter and Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

Since buying Twitter for $44 billion on April 25, Tesla CEO and SpaceX founder Elon Musk have made several mysterious tweets. Following this trend, on Monday, 9 May, Elon Musk joked about who he would give control of Twitter if he were to "die under mysterious circumstances". He wrote, “If I die under mysterious circumstances, it’s been nice knowin ya.”

In response, YouTube star Jimmy Donaldson, known as MrBeast, wrote, "If that happens can I have Twitter,” to which Musk replied, "OK." “Jokes aside, be safe! I wuv u,” the YouTuber answered, seemingly acknowledging Musk's succession-planning statement was a joke.

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Who is MrBeast?

MrBeast is well-known for his gripping YouTube films in which he does complex and expensive stunts. His YouTube channel has over 95 million subscribers, and he was awarded for being the site's top US creator for the second year in a row in 2021. Donaldson has built a sizable fan base, thanks to his outrageous stunt videos on his YouTube channel ‘MrBeast’. He has also earned a reputation for generous giveaways. In 2020, he created his Beast Philanthropy channel, which contributes 100 per cent of its advertising earnings, sponsor collaborations, and retail purchases to food banks. Donaldson is said to make around $1 million each month from his YouTube videos. 



 



 

 

Meanwhile, Musk’s tweeted about his "mysterious" death as he posted a screenshot of a tweet from Russian space director Dmitry Rogozin, who has warned Musk about selling Starlink technology to "fascist forces in Ukraine with military communication equipment."

Musk has been delivering internet connections throughout the world using Starlink, a network of more than 2,000 satellites in low Earth orbit. The service has a huge presence in Ukraine, where it was launched with the sole goal of keeping the country connected throughout Russia's continuing invasion. Back in April, the billionaire stated they had resisted Russian hacking and jamming attempts and were focussing SpaceX's efforts on countermeasures at the expense of other projects.



 



 

 

According to Daily Mail, many of Musk's admirers, including his mother Maye Musk, replied to Musk's recent "mysterious" death post. Musk's mother wrote with a few angry-faced emojis, “That's not funny,” to which the new Twitter owner replied, “Sorry! I will do my best to stay alive.” Meanwhile, after Musk announced that he had purchased Twitter, many users reacted by saying that they were quitting the microblogging platform.

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