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This is how youtuber MrBeast, who gives away millions of dollars to strangers, ticks

At only 22 years old, Jimmy Donaldson, also known as MrBeast, is one of the most watched and highest paid Youtubers.

He is known for his crazy stunts - but not in action films. In his videos he reads out every word in the dictionary, floods a friend's backyard with pearls of water and buys every single item in a store. Or he gives away a million dollars and gives the recipient just a minute to spend the money. The challenges and gifts of money have now earned his channel almost 62 million subscribers.

Now, however, the "New York Times" has published a damning article about Donaldson in which former employees report on a toxic work atmosphere. The representation stands in deep contrast to its public image.

Here you can see how MrBeast became successful.

How the 22-year-old YouTube star MrBeast became successful

How the 22-year-old YouTube star MrBeast became successful

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  • MrBeast was born Jimmy Donaldson on May 7, 1998.

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  • Donaldson uploaded his first YouTube video in February 2012 when he was just 13 years old.

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  • MrBeast tried to use the Youtube algorithm for himself and tried a lot of new things.

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  • In 2015 and 2016 MrBeast got a large fan base through his "Worst Intros" videos.

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  • In late 2016, MrBeast enrolled in college.

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  • One of his videos went viral for the first time in 2017.

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  • After that first viral hit, MrBeast figured out what the Youtube algorithm liked.

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  • It now has a couple of fixed formats.

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  • MrBeast also stages fundraising and charity drives.

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  • As Donaldson's channel grew, he was able to hire four of his childhood friends: Chris, Chandler, Garret, and Jake.

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  • By December 2018, MrBeast had donated a million dollars through his videos, which earned him the title of “YouTube's Greatest Philanthropist”.

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  • MrBeast is credited with launching a new style of Youtube formats.

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  • However, MrBeast's success has not been without controversy.

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  • MrBeast has also been accused of giving away counterfeit money.

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    Over the years, MrBeast has revealed a few details about his life.

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  • At the end of 2018, MrBeast used its reach to support PewDiePie.

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  • At the end of 2019, MrBeast started a fundraising campaign called #TeamTrees - and successfully completed it.

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  • MrBeast was one of the most viewed creators on Youtube in 2020.

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  • 2020 was an important year for the Youtuber.

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  • In December 2020, MrBeast opened a restaurant that pays people to eat there.

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  • In 2021, MrBeast continued to upload fancy and expensive videos.

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