What is MrBeast's net worth? How YouTuber Jimmy Donaldson's MrBeast Burgers could end McD or Burger King craze
Who wants MrBeast Burgers? The snack seems to be on top of food lovers' minds and is flirting with the popularity of McDonald's' McRib. The burger chain is the brainchild of Jimmy ‘MrBeast’ Donaldson — vlogger and content creator — who expanded his YouTube empire into burgers. He has named his new chain of restaurants located in 300 locations across the USA “MrBeast Burger” and he celebrated the launch in classic fashion by giving away free food and wads of cash.
Sharing the exciting news with his fans, he wrote on Twitter, “I just launched 300 restaurants nationwide! Just go on your favorite delivery app and order a MrBeast Burger! WE’VE BEEN WORKING ON THIS FOR FOREVER AND IM SO EXCITED!”
Shedding light on how the craze grew manifold, he then added, “I’m sorry the app keeps crashing, 10s of thousands of people keep trying to order at the same time. We upgraded the servers so it should be fine now!” Fans went crazy and one even suggested, “MrBeast opening a fast-food chain might be the end of McD or Burger King.”
Other than the 300 stores across the United States MrBeast Burger is also available through delivery apps like UberEats, Doordash, Grubhub, and Postmates. Wondering how much it costs and what is the review? Read our story here to find out how to order it and where all it is available. As the burger catches eyeballs, here's a look at who is MrBeast and his massive fortune.
I’m sorry the app keeps crashing, 10s of thousands of people keep trying to order at the same time 😅— MrBeast (@MrBeastYT) December 19, 2020
We upgraded the servers so it should be fine now!
Who is MrBeast?
Born as Jimmy Donaldson, the YouTuber was born on May 7, 1998, and first started posting videos in 2011 at the age of 13 under the handle “MrBeast6000”. At that time, his content was more about “videos estimating the wealth of other YouTubers”. The 22-year-old resides in Raleigh, North Carolina, and studied at the Greenville Christian Academy. According to Newsweek, he dropped out of college and committed to YouTube full time.
It was only in 2017 that he tasted success after the release of his 2017 “counting to 100,000” video that amassed tens of thousands of views in just a few days. For years, he failed to grab attention but when he finally did, he told YouTuber Casey Neistat in a video interview: “What do people want to see? If it gets the most views, it's because people click on it and I want to give them what they want.”
After striking gold with his 2017 video, he spun a Fidget Spinner for 24 hours and nearly lost his mind watching Jake Paul's 'It's Everyday Bro' music video for 10 hours straight. As bizarre as it may sound, he is widely loved for his clips where he read the dictionary, traveled across America in an Uber and even repeated Logan Paul 100,000 times.
As of December 2020, Donaldson has 48.1 million subscribers on YouTube and is managed by the Dallas-based talent management company Night Media and his videos are funded and sponsored by the coupon company Honey.
What is his net worth?
Known for his “attention-grabbing” expensive stunts, MrBeast is also the co-creator of Team Trees, which raised over $22 million with his fundraiser for the Arbor Day Foundation. In his videos, Donaldson has tried everything — from breaking the glass of megaphones to watching paint dry for an hour. Reportedly, in March 2019, he organized and filmed a real-life battle royale competition in Los Angeles with a prize of $200,000.
Did you know he donated $100,000 worth of items to homeless shelters in December 2018, $32,000 to the Veterans Army Wounded Warrior Program, $70,000 to Saint Jude Children's Research Hospital, and $10,000 to a local animal shelter in Los Angeles? He also lent support to PewDiePie during the PewDiePie vs T-Series competition to become the most-subscribed channel on YouTube.
His Team Trees initiative — in partnership with NASA engineer and YouTuber Mark Rober — was a huge success and got a thumbs-up from YouTubers like Rhett & Link, Marshmello, iJustine, Marques Brownlee, The Slow Mo Guys, Ninja, Simone Giertz, Jacksepticeye, and Smarter Every Day. Moreover, he also got donations from corporate executives Jack Dorsey, Susan Wojcicki, Elon Musk, and Tobias Lütke.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, he is worth $16 million. He has also earned the nomination for Vlogger of the Year at the 2019 Shorty Awards and 2020 Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Male Social Star. Not just that, he won the Breakout Creator award and the 2020 YouTuber of the Year award.