MrBeast started to obtain a following in 2015 and 2016, thanks to his worst intros series of videos. In the middle of 2016, MrBeast hit 30,000 subscribers. Later, in late 2016, MrBeast enrolled in college, although his higher education is hard to come.
In January 2017, MrBeast first went viral once he uploaded a video which showing himself counting to 100,000 that he revealed took him 44 hours. After that first video went viral, he found what YouTube algorithm liked. Quickly, MrBeast amassed more views with similar stunts, like watching Jake Paul’s music video for 10 hours and spinning a fidget spinner for 24 hours. Eventually, in November 2017, his channel reached one million subscribers.
In December 2018, MrBeast had given out $1 million through his outlandish stunts, reaching him the title of “YouTube’s biggest philanthropist.” He is a product of his own viral content: He is only able to give out these thousands of dollars, thanks to six-figure brand deals to fund in-video ads. He has been credited with helping to launch a new style of expensive stunt videos on YouTube in which the creators pull off elaborate challenges and large-scale sponsored giveaways. Later, in late 2018, he harnessed his notoriety for elaborate stunts to throw his support behind PewDiePie. For your information, PewDiePie is a popular YouTuber who was locked in a battle for the spot as the most-subscribed-to YouTube channel. In the true form, MrBeast pulled out all the stops. He recorded a 12-hour video saying “PewDiePie” 100,000 times, and turned up at the Super Bowl in “Sub 2 PewDiePie” shirts.
Based on the research, in late 2019, MrBeast launched and then successfully completed. A fundraising campaign named #TeamTrees to plant 20 million trees by the end of the year. The campaign collected the support of more than 600 influencers. Besides, they received donations from tech execs like Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, Elon Musk and YouTube Stars like PewDiePie and Jeffree Star. As far now, MrBeast was one of the most-viewed YouTube creators on all of YouTube in 2019. He has already accrued more than 10 million views on every video that he has uploaded in the last year, displaying just how successful he is at going viral.
His net worth is not publicly available, but he has already said that most of his $1 million donations are funded by brand deals. Usually, he releases five videos in a month. His videos earn about 20 million views each. We are able to say that his revenue on average is 5×20 million /1000x 2 = $200K per month. Based on Socialblade, it could be up to around 500,000$ a month. Even, it might be more depending on what period it is. Of course, it is fantastic revenue. Now in 2020, MrBeast has surpassed 30 million YouTube subscribers. Recently, he also revealed that he strives for perfection with his videos to the extent he already scrapped three videos this year that he spent $100,000 on producing.