With 186 million subscribers, he is the most subscribed person on YouTube. Throughout his career, he has broken numerous records and staged several stunts, including his real-life replica of Squid game and 30 days without a food video. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that given the amount of viewers it attracts, MrBeast brings in a significant amount of money. But how much does this YouTube philanthropist make per year?
The internet star, real name Jimmy Donaldson. crowned Forbes Top Creators List 2023 for the second consecutive year in 2023. In fact, he earns more than double the earnings of any other content creator, with his annual income estimated to be around $82 million.
That’s an insane sum, and Donaldson’s net worth is even more impressive: Forbes estimates it at around $500 million, putting him on track to become the first-ever YouTube billionaire. Although he is best known for his YouTube stunts, Donaldson has also managed to build a physical empire from the ground up. He constantly changes and expands his businesses in order to continually grow, such as the Featables snack bars and the MrBeast Burger restaurant chain.
It seems clear that Jimmy Donaldson has a knack for creating interesting yet relevant content, coupled with the mind of a businessman that has allowed him to dominate among his contemporaries. He has also maintained a fairly clean public image, with his reputation for philanthropy preceding him even among those who don’t consider themselves fans. The YouTuber even has one separate channel dedicated exclusively to charitable projects And all the money from advertising revenue goes to “improving the world.”
What does the future hold for MrBeast?
Well, he’s set to join the Forbes board after a planned sale of the company is completed. This is disclosed by Forbes itself in its profile. If anything, this should show how seriously he is taken as an entrepreneur. It would be pretty impressive if he joined the board, but that hasn’t happened yet, so we’ll have to wait and see.
That being said, it’s pretty safe to assume that he will continue to expand his massive empire. He’s still fairly active on YouTube, the site that made him who he is today, but his ever-expanding horizons might cause him to shift his focus a bit.
Forbes listed a total of 50 YouTubers, including names like Markiplier, Charli D’Amelio and KSI. The second highest earning spot was a tie between three YouTubers namely Rhett and Link, who are known for their YouTube series Good mythical morning, gaming content creator PrestonPlayz and child internet star Ryan Kaji. All three were estimated to earn around $35 million annually, which is obviously significantly less than MrBeast.