So Far, These Are MrBeast's Most Impressive YouTube Stats

Are you curious about MrBeast's YouTube stats? Keep reading to see how many views, subscribers, and accomplishments he's collected over the years.

Do you know what’s absolutely mind-blowing in the creator landscape? MrBeast’s YouTube statistics.

We’re talking billions of views across six different channels. Millions of loyal subscribers. Hundreds of challenges that changed YouTube forever.

Even Rolling Stone crowned MrBeast as an award-winning video creator, philanthropist, and entrepreneur. You might have seen his face – one that millions have come to recognize – on the cover of this spring's Creators Issue.

But for those who don’t know, MrBeast (real name Jimmy Donaldson) is famous for doing expensive stunts and challenges on YouTube. Imagine mixing the best game show ever with the craziness of a real-life video game, and that’s what you get from a MrBeast video: high energy and lots of competition.

To grow on YouTube, it’s a good idea to learn from the best and be inspired by the best. Get a head start by getting to know MrBeast, his YouTube stats, and why he’s so successful on YouTube.

Fast Facts About MrBeast

  • Started his YouTube channel in 2012 at age 13
  • Famously counted to 100,000 in 2017 [YouTube]
  • Spends $48 million a year making videos [Colin and Samir]
  • Spends $10,000 per YouTube thumbnail [Rolling Stone]
  • Raised more than $20 million to plant trees around the world [Team Trees]
  • Raised more than $30 million to remove sea trash [Team Seas]
  • Spent $3.5 million to create the YouTube version of Squid Game [LA Times]
  • The first content creator on the cover of Rolling Stone [Rolling Stone]
  • Launched the MrBeast Burger virtual brand [MrBeast Burger]
  • Earned $54 million in 2021 [Forbes]

All of MrBeast’s YouTube Channels

So, how many channels does MrBeast have? There are six altogether:

  1. MrBeast: YouTube challenges with cash prizes
  2. Beast Reacts: Reacting to viral videos
  3. Beast Philanthropy: Giving away money to those in need
  4. MrBeast Gaming: Video game challenges
  5. MrBeast 2: Currently, a somewhat inactive MrBeast channel
  6. MrBeast Shorts: A collection of short MrBeast content

How Many Subscribers Does MrBeast Have?

Altogether, MrBeast’s subscriber count is slightly more than 166 million across six channels.

Here’s the breakdown:

  • MrBeast: 95 million
  • Beast Reacts: 17.1 million
  • MrBeast Shorts: 13.3 million
  • Beast Philanthropy: 8.25 million
  • MrBeast Gaming: 27.1 million
  • MrBeast 2: 5.93 million

How Many Views Does MrBeast Have?

Are you ready for this mind-blowing stat? As of May 10, 2022, MrBeast has more than 23 billion views across six channels:

  • MrBeast: 15.6 billion
  • MrBeast Gaming: 4.4 billion
  • Beast Reacts: 2 billion
  • MrBeast Shorts: 1.5 billion
  • Beast Philanthropy: 83.3 million
  • MrBeast 2: 16 million

MrBeast's Most-Viewed Video

So far, MrBeast’s Squid Game is his most popular YouTube video. It has a whopping 249 million views as of May 10, 2022.

Check out the historical views and views per hour for the Squid Game video, courtesy of vidIQ Boost.

Why MrBeast’s Content Is So Addicting

To get billions of views like MrBeast, you have to go above and beyond on YouTube. If we’ve learned anything from his journey, it’s that exciting challenges, cash prizes, and making videos with zero wasted minutes is a recipe for success.

Here’s the typical flow of a MrBeast video:

  1. Introduce a challenge
  2. Announce a cash reward
  3. Explain the rules
  4. Follow contestants as they face the challenge
  5. Give the winner lots of money

Take a look at this recent upload from MrBeast, “Would You Swim With Sharks For $100,000?” Do you see the classic pattern?

Part of the reason MrBeast is so successful is that he’s not the only focus of a video. He gives viewers something to marvel at each step of the way: the contestants, the expensive video sets, and the action that unfolds.

He also keeps your attention with superior editing. Each clip is only seconds long, which creates a hurried yet exciting pace for his content.

And guess what? You don’t have time to consider watching someone else's video. You're hooked.

There's also a feel-good factor to his content. Not only does MrBeast give money to the lucky winners of his challenges, but he donates to family, friends, the homeless, and various charities. Sometimes the entire point of a video is, "If we can successfully do this, we'll donate money to that."

In a nutshell, all of these things make MrBeast a YouTube star.

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