MrBeast Biography, Net Worth, Career, Venture, and Age

Check out the detailed biography of MrBeast including his net worth, career, venture, and age.

Jimmy Donaldson popularly known as MrBeast is a YouTube personality, entrepreneur, and philanthropist from the United States.

He has been credited with pioneering a genre of YouTube videos that center around high-budget stunts and extreme sports.

Quick Information

  • Known As – MrBeast
  • Current Age – 24 years old
  • Birthdate – 7 May 1998
  • Profession – YouTuber, Businessman, and Philanthropist.

Personal Information

  • BirthName – Jimmy Donaldson
  • Known As – MrBeast
  • Date of Birth – 7 May 1998
  • Current Age – 24 years old
  • Birth Place – Wichita, Kansas, U.S.
  • Hometown – Greenville, North Carolina
  • Profession – YouTuber, Businessman, and Philanthropist.
  • Zodiac Sign – Taurus
  • Religion – Christianity
  • Nationality – American

Physical Stats

  • Height – In meters – 1.82 m, In centimeters – 182 cm, In feet and inches – 6 feet
  • Weight – In kilograms – 82 kg, In pounds – 180 lbs
  • Body Dimension: Breast – 42 Inches, Waist – 32 Inches, Hips – 36 Inches.
  • Eye Color – Grey
  • Hair Color – Light Brown

Education | Qualification

  • School – Greenville Christian Academy, Greenville, North Carolina, U.S
  • College – Greenville Christian Academy, Greenville, North Carolina, and East Carolina University
  • Qualification – Graduated
MrBeast Pictures

Family | Relative

  • Father – Stephen Donaldson
  • Mother – Sue Donaldson
  • Brother – CJ Donaldson
  • Sister – N/A
  • Son – N/A
  • Daughter – N/A
  • Ex-girlfriend – Maddy Spidell
  • Husband/Wife – N/A

Relationship Status

  • Ex-girlfriend – Maddy Spidell

Know More About MrBeast

Early in 2012, at the age of 13, Donaldson started using the username “MrBeast6000” to upload videos to YouTube.

His early offerings included Let’s Plays and “films assessing the wealth of other YouTubers.”

In 2017, he became famous when his “counting to 100,000” video received tens of thousands of views in a short period of time.

When his channel became successful, Donaldson enlisted the assistance of many of his childhood pals to manage the expanding business.

As of 2022, the MrBeast team was made up of 60 people, with most of his videos gaining tens of millions of views.

YouTube channel “MrBeast” reached 100 million subscribers on July 28, 2022.

He was one of the 10 highest-paid YouTubers of 2020, and a co-creator of two philanthropy channels that have raised over $30 million for charity.

Donaldson is also the founder of MrBeast Burger and Feastables, as well as the creator of Beast Reacts and MrBeast Shorts.

Early life and family

Jimmy was born on May 7, 1998, in the state of Kansas. In 2016, Donaldson graduated from Greenville Christian Academy, a private secondary school in the area.

Donaldson briefly attended East Carolina University before dropping out. His brother, Charles Donaldson “CJ”, has more than four million subscribers on his channel as of June 2022.

MrBeast Biography

YouTube career

Donaldson began making YouTube videos in 2012, at the age of 13 under the name “MrBeast6000”.

His early content was mainly focused on Minecraft and Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, with occasional commentary on YouTube drama.

Donaldson gained popularity in 2015 and 2016 with his “worst intros” series, which parodies YouTube video openers.

Donaldson left East Carolina University in order to focus solely on a career as a YouTuber. His mother disapproved of this and made his move out of the family home.

As his channel grew, Donaldson hired four childhood friends – Chris Tyson, Chandler Hallow, Garrett Ronalds, and Jake Franklin – to contribute to the channel.

They then contacted numerous YouTubers in order to obtain statistics on their successful videos and predict the platform’s recommendation system.

In January 2017, Jimmy Donaldson posted a video of himself counting to 100,000.

The stunt took Jimmy 40 hours, with some parts sped up to “keep it under 24 hours”.

Donaldson also gained popularity during this period with stunts, such as attempting to break glass using a hundred megaphones and watching paint dry for an hour.

By 2018, Donaldson had given out $1 million through his outlandish stunts, earning him the title of “YouTube’s biggest philanthropist.”

During PewDiePie vs T-Series in 2018, James Donaldson bought billboards and ads to help his channel become the most-subscribed channel on YouTube.

During Super Bowl LIII, he bought multiple seats for himself and his team, whose shirts spelled out “Sub 2 PewdiePie” during the game.

In March 2019, Alex Donaldson hosted a battle royale competition in Los Angeles with a prize of $200,000 (two games were played, making game earnings of $100,000 for each game) in collaboration with Apex Legends.

The event and prize pool was sponsored by Apex Legends publisher Electronic Arts and was filmed by Donaldson for the BBC’s Game of Thrones spin-off series.

James Donaldson was accused of using fake money in his video titled “I Opened A FREE BANK”, published on November 23, 2019.

He then clarified that he utilized phony money in order to allay participant safety fears and that following the shoot, participants got actual checks.

In late November and December 2019, Donaldson launched a series of videos where 16 contestants try not to take their hand off an object or leave a location.

The series has garnered over 200 million views and ended with Mark winning $1,000,000 by being the last to take his hand off the stack of money, after 36 hours.

The challenge’s winner, Mark, claimed that receiving the award altered his life and allowed him to replace his home and automobile.

In April 2020, Justin Donaldson created a rock, paper, scissors competition stream that featured 32 influencers and a grand prize of $250,000.

At the time, it was YouTube’s most-watched live Original event with 662,000 concurrent viewers. The event was ultimately won by Nadeshot.

In October 2020, Donaldson hosted another influencer tournament featuring 24 competitors with a total prize purse of $300,000, which caused controversy due to claims that they cheated.

On January 1, 2021, Justin Donaldson released the video “Youtube Rewind 2020, Thank God It’s Over”.

Days after YouTube announced they would not be releasing a Rewind, he previously announced in November 2020 that he would be making one.

At the conclusion of the video, Donaldson thanks PewDiePie and credits him as being the source of inspiration for Donaldson’s Rewind.

A month later, Donaldson and Jellysmack agreed to share content on Facebook and Snapchat.

In November 2021, Alex Donaldson uploaded a recreation of the survival drama streaming television series Squid Game in real life, without violence.

The video has more than 272 million views as of July 19, 2022, making it Donaldson’s most-viewed YouTube video.

Despite being extremely popular, the video sparked debate among some reviewers who felt it diminished the television series’ emotional impact.

In December 2021, influencer Mark Donaldson created a third influencer tournament featuring 15 competitors with a grand prize of $1,000,000.

The tournament’s first round consisted of ten distinct tasks involving 15 participants, while the second round included a hide-and-seek battle between the 10 victors of the first round.

Zach King won the tournament, which took place at the SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California.

As of January 2022, MrBeast was the highest-paid YouTube creator, earning an estimated $54 million, according to Forbes.

In the same year, he would have placed 40th in the 2020 Forbes Celebrity 100, earning as much money as Vin Diesel and Lewis Hamilton did in 2020.

On his primary channel, Donaldson reached a milestone of 100 million subscribers on July 28, 2022.

He became the second individual YouTuber and sixth channel to reach the milestone.

MrBeast Net Worth

Other ventures

Finger on the App

“Finger on the App,” a single-use multiplayer smartphone game by Donaldson and Brooklyn-based art collective MSCHF, was launched in June 2020.

At the conclusion of the game, the player who has their finger on the phone screen still wins $25,000 in cash.

Four users who kept their fingers on the app for more than 70 hours ultimately won $20,000 apiece.

A sequel was initially scheduled to debut in December 2020, but due to a surge in downloads, it was moved to February and then again to March 2021.

This time, the game’s big prize was worth $100,000.

MrBeast Burger

Customers may purchase the burgers through online delivery services, and MrBeast Burger will sell franchise rights to restaurants all over the US so they can serve the burgers.

Will Hyde, a producer for the MrBeast channel, said his team worked with Virtual Dining Concepts during the development of the restaurant concept.


Feastables, a brand-new food firm that Donaldson announced in January 2022, began operations with its own line of chocolate bars.

Three types of bars were available at first: original, almond, and quinoa crunch.

The launch corresponded with a sweepstake with over $1 million in prizes, including 10 grand prize winners who would receive a chance to compete for a chocolate factory in a future video.

Investments and partnerships

Juice Funds, a $2 million investment fund for content artists, was launched in March 2021 thanks to a partnership with Donaldson and the Creative Juice finance network.

Donaldson invests in the tech business Backbone, which creates the Backbone One controller that transforms cellphones into controllers for the Nintendo Switch.

Donaldson joined Current Financial Technology as a long-term investor and partner in April 2021.

The same month, he received backlash after fans lost large amounts of money in a cryptocurrency scheme that Donaldson had invested in and promoted.

Net Worth

  • Total net worth – $56 Million

Car Collection –

  • BMW 3 series
  • Lamborghini Huracan Spyder ($229,000)
  • Tesla Model S ($90,000)
  • BMW i8 Coupe ($149,000)


  • In November 2019, MrBeast was accused of dispersing bogus currency online when detractors noticed that the gifts he was giving away had no legal validity.
  • His workers frequently hold him responsible for inappropriate behavior at work.

Quotes By Him

  • After some point, it’s like you feel like you should quit but you want it so badly you just keep going.
  • Everyone was having a blast doing something unique and fun.
  • Every day is different so there is no like routine.
  • You gotta fail for the most part to learn.
  • You just gotta study your thoughts cause that’s all it is it’s just what you think about and what inspires you.

YouTube Channels

  • MrBeast
  • Beast Philanthropy
  • MrBeast Gaming
  • MrBeast Shorts
  • Beast Reacts
  • MrBeast 2
  • MrBeast en español
  • Beast Reacts en español
  • MrBeast На Русском
  • MrBeast Brasil
  • MrBeast Gaming en español
  • MrBeast en Français
  • MrBeast Gaming Brasil
  • MrBeast हिन्दी

Awards | Achievements


  • Streamy Awards: Breakout Creator (2019)
  • Streamy Awards: Creator of the Year (2020, and 2021)
  • Streamy Awards: Live Special (2020)
  • Streamy Awards: Social Good: Creator (2020)
  • Streamy Awards: Social Good: Nonprofit or NGO (2020)
  • Annual Shorty Awards: YouTuber of the Year (2020)
  • Kids’ Choice Awards: Favorite Male Creator (2022)


  • Streamy Awards: Ensemble Cast and Creator of the Year (2019)
  • Kids’ Choice Awards: Favorite Male Social Star (2021)

Favorite Things:-

  • Favorite Colors – Grey, and Black
  • Favorite Sport – Football
  • Favorite Place – Paris

Social Accounts

Frequently Asked Question

Q.1 What is the real name of MrBeast?

Ans: Jimmy Donaldson is the real name of MrBeast.

Q.2 What is the net worth of MrBeast?

Ans: The estimated value of Mr. Beast’s net worth is $56 million.

Q.3 Are MrBeast and Maddy Spidell still together?

Ans: No, Maddy Spidell and MrBeast broke up.

Q.4 How is MrBeast so rich?

Ans: The major source of MrBeast’s earnings is various advertisements and sponsorship contracts as well as products like clothing and video games.

Q.5 What is the salary of MrBeast?

Ans: MrBeast’s salary is $2.5 million per year.