Who is MrBeast? Here's everything we know

Who is MrBeast? Here's everything we know
Image Credit: MrBeast | YouTube

Written by 

Emma Hill


4th Feb 2022 17:31

Jimmy "MrBeast" Donaldson is slowly making his way to YouTube domination. As one of the fastest growing streamers on the platform, MrBeast has captured the attention of many new viewers thanks to his ambitious and creative content. But who is the man behind the beast? How old is he? Is he in a relationship? What is the YouTuber's net worth?

How Old Is MrBeast?

MrBeast was born May 7, 1998 in Wichita, Kansas, U.S. This makes him 23 years old, as of writing. 

MrBeast's real name is Jimmy Donaldson. Although, before establishing his current channel name, some of his previous channel names have been "MrBeast6000" and "That-dude".

Who Is MrBeast Dating?

In a 2019 Instagram post, it was revealed that MrBeast was dating Instagram model and social media influencer Maddy Spidell. Reportedly, MrBeast met the 21-year-old through Twitter. 

Although the duo like to keep their relationship fairly private, Spidell has appeared in a number of the YouTuber's videos. She made her debut in the video titled 'Surprising My Girlfriend With 100,000 Roses For Valentine's Day.' Spidell then made two minor appearances in 'I Adopted EVERY Dog In A Dog Shelter' and 'I Spent 50 Hours In Solitary Confinement'.

There have been rumours that the couple have broken up a number of times through the years. However, as of December 2021, it was reported that the couple were still together. 

What Is MrBeast's Net Worth?

In January 2022, Forbes magazine ranked Mr. Beast as YouTube's Highest Earning creator, earning an estimated $54 million in 2021 alone. The article also stated that his earnings in 2021 would have placed him 40th in the 2020 Forbes Celebrity 100, given that he accumulated the same amount of cash as Vin Diesel and Lewis Hamilton.

MrBeast has earned an increasing amount throughout his career and is regularly shown giving away a whopping amount of money in his videos. For example, he spent $3.5 million on recreating a real-life version of Squid Game and invested another $2 million into supporting smaller YouTubers. 

How Many YouTube Subscribers Does MrBeast Have?

As of writing, MrBeast has 89.7 million subscribers on YouTube. 

In February 2022, fans were shocked to learn that MrBeast was well on the way to overtaking the YouTube king Felix "PewDiePie" Kjellberg's subscriber workout. Especially, as he is gaining around 100k new subscribers a day. However, the rivalry between the two appears to be nothing but friendly.


Emma Hill is a former Junior Journalist at GGRecon.

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