MrBeast created the YouTube channel in February of 2012. He started playing Minecraft in the beginning. It took about 2 years until he started making other types of videos. He as many other teenagers dreamed of becoming a YouTube star. So did MrBeast, that mission is reached now and way beyond that. Casey Neistat another youtube star did an interview with Jimmy as he’s real name is, if you have not watched it I suggest you do. In that interview, he gives a good insight into how the money is earned and how he got where he is today. They talk about a wide spread of topics but a good amount of it is about money. You will find the video at the end of this post.
Sources of income for Mr Beast
MrBeast is one of the most popular YouTubers as of today. The fame did not come easy, it did cost him a couple of million dollars. He was grinding for about 4-5 years until he came up with the idea of donating money to streamers and other people. This was very exciting content since they reacted very well to the donations. But it was expensive, very expensive. We will tell you how he could afford to do this and still is.
About a year ago he released a video with the title “(How I Gave Away $1,000,000)”. In this video, he gives a good idea of where the money comes from. First, he says that it all started with a brand deal with a company called Quidd, they gave him 10,000$. He took that money and gave it away to a homeless guy and put it on YouTube. The video went viral and more companies wanted to get brand deals with MrBeast. From there everything has just been going very fast and well for him.
Mr Beast merchandise
Now that he has close to 30 million subscribers and over 20 million views on average on his videos. He is reaching out to a very wide audience and can promote his brand very easily. This has become a huge success and is maybe the best income source as of today. We know that YouTubers have started creating their custom brands and promoting them and it has been with a success. It is very hard to estimate how much he could earn on this but it is a good amount. Check out the Mr. Beast merch on Amazon!
Now that he has close to 30 million subscribers and over 20 million views on average on his videos. Since the content that he creates is advertisement friendly he gains a pretty good amount of money on the ads from YouTube. We do not have any exact numbers but according to Socialblade, it could be up to around 500,000$ a month. It may even be more depending on what period it is. In December they usually earn the most money since it is Christmas. Companies spend a lot of ads money by Christmas.