Jimmy Donaldson, popularly known as MrBeast, is an American YouTuber, businessman, and philanthropist. His videos’ genre mainly includes comedy, entertainment, vlogs, gaming, and expensive stunts. In 2012, he started posting videos on YouTube when he was thirteen years old under the YouTube handle “MrBeast6000.” In 2017, Jimmy Donaldson came into the limelight when his video “Counting to 100,000” received more than ten thousand views in just a few days. Ever since, his videos have become popular with more than ten million views soon after their uploads. Gradually, Jimmy Donaldson diversified the content of his videos, which include challenge and donation videos with rewards of thousands of dollars. Some of his videos include difficult tasks or survival challenges, and some videos are vlogs. As his business grew, he hired four of his childhood friends in his venture, and as of 2022, Jimmy Donaldson had a team of sixty people. Till April 2022, the YouTube channel of MrBeast earned over 94 million subscribers, and this channel is popular with the name “MrBeast.” With the passage of time, Jimmy Donaldson started several other YouTube channels such as Beast Reacts, MrBeast Gaming, MrBeast Shorts, and a philanthropy channel. In 2020, he was one of the highest-paid YouTubers in the top ten across the globe. Jimmy Donaldson is the founder of the MrBeast Burger and Feastables, and a co-creator of Team Trees and the Team Seas.At the beginning of his career, when Jimmy Donaldson was thirteen years old in 2012, he himself made a few appearances in the videos that he uploaded on his channel “MrBeast6000,” which created the content such as Minecraft and Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, the videos that estimated the wealth of other YouTubers, some videos were related to the tips for the budding YouTube creators, and some included commentary on YouTube drama. In 2013, Jimmy Donaldson’s Youtube channel “That-dude” had only 240 subscribers. MrBeast playing Call of Duty on his channel in 2014.In 2015 and 2016, Jimmy Donaldson came into prominence when his series of videos named “worst intros” gained popularity on YouTube, and in these videos, Jimmy Donaldson poked fun while introducing the other YouTubers. These videos grew his subscribers level to around 30,000 in the mid of 2016. During the same year, he quit his college studies at East Carolina University to pursue a full-time career in YouTube videos. However, Jimmy Donaldson’s decision was disapproved by his mother after which he left his home. With time, the subscribers of his channel grew, and he hired four of his childhood friends named Chris Tyson, Chandler Hallow, Garrett Ronalds, and Jake Franklin to help him in operating his YouTube work. Soon, these four people started appearing on his channel. Later, they together began collecting the statistics of their successful videos to predict the channel’s recommendation system. MrBeast’s four friends MrBeast in a video in 2015.In January 2017, a 24-hour long video titled ‘counting to 100,000’ was uploaded by him on Youtube, and it took forty hours for him to shoot the stunts for his video. In February 2017, Jimmy Donaldson uploaded another video “Counting to 200,000 (Road to a Mil),” which, according to Jimmy Donaldson, took fifty-five hours to shoot. This video exceeded the upload limit on YouTube. Some stunts in his videos that gave him popularity during this time were attempting to break glass using a hundred megaphones, watching paint dry for an hour, attempting to stay underwater for 24 hours, and an unsuccessful attempt to spin a fidget spinner for a day. MrBeast in one of his videos.In 2018, Jimmy Donaldson gave $1 million to the charity that he earned through his YouTube videos. In the same year, he received the title of “YouTube’s biggest philanthropist.” In 2018, during a PewDiePie vs T-Series competition, Donaldson purchased billboards and several television and radio advertisements so that he could help PewDiePie to attract more subscribers than T-Series. This competition was organised to become the most-subscribed channel on YouTube. MrBeast donating US$10,000 to a Twitch streamer with zero views.In 2018, ‘The Atlantic’ newspaper published the old and deleted Tweets of Jimmy Donaldson in their editions. Style Magazine According to the newspaper, He uses homophobic slurs and the idea of being gay as a punchline for jokes.” During this time, the bio of his Twitter handle read, Just because I’m gai doesn’t mean I’m gay.”.In 2018, one of his employees named Nate Anderson quit the job after working with Jimmy Donaldson for a week. The reason Anderson stated, Unreasonable demands and called Donaldson a perfectionist. Later, Anderson released a video in which he described his working experience with Jimmy Donaldson. Reportedly, Anderson received several death threats and hate comments from Jimmy Donaldson’s fans after putting such allegations on Donaldson. In another case, the nine employees of Donaldson blamed him for workplace misbehaviour. In a conversation with a media house, these employees stated, While Donaldson was sometimes generous, his demeanour would change when cameras were off of him. A difficult work environment while working under him.”.In 2019, in Los Angeles, Jimmy Donaldson organised a real-life battle royale competition in collaboration with Apex Legends and announced the prize money of $200,000 to the winner.On 25 October 2019, Jimmy Donaldson, along with Mark Rober, a former NASA engineer and YouTuber, organised a challenge titled “Team Trees” for raising money on YouTube. The monetary goal of this project was to raise $20 million for the Arbor Day Foundation by planting trees not later than December 2022. Soon, the other renowned YouTubers such as Rhett & Link, Marshmello, iJustine, Marques Brownlee, The Slow Mo Guys, Ninja, Simone Giertz, Jacksepticeye, and Smarter Every Day got attracted to the idea. In October 2019, the plantation of trees began in several national parks in the United States. In December 2019, the organisers collected up to $20,000,000. Several noted corporate executives like Jack Dorsey, Susan Wojcicki, Elon Musk, and Tobias Lütke donated to the cause. It received contributions from well-known companies such as Discovery, Verizon, and Plants vs. Zombies. Over $23.7 million in donations were received by the organisers as of April 2022. A bid to plant 20 million trees.On 23 November 2019, Jimmy Donaldson uploaded a video titled “I Opened A FREE BANK,” and he was accused of using counterfeit money. Later, he explained, I used fake money to mitigate the potential safety and security risks caused by a rush of people clamouring to get the free money, and claimed that he exchanged the counterfeit bills for a reality check for everyone afterwards.”.