Jimmy Donaldson (also known as MrBeast, formerly MrBeast6000) is an American YouTube commentator who currently resides in Greenville, North Carolina. The channel is mainly run by Jimmy (himself) and his roommate Chris. His series, "Worst Intros On YouTube ", is one of the reasons his channel has gained popularity. There are about 60+ episodes of the series, and is still continuing. He also makes other series, for example, there is an opposite of "Worst Intros" which is "Best Intros " (which is not very different, as rather than insulting these intros, he praises them for their bad qualities). His channel had a spike in which he gained much more growth and popularity by counting to 100,000 in one video, which is estimated to continue. He has a sticker on his wall named, “Eric”, formerly "Giant Asian Sticker". He also makes a variety of videos nobody else made.
The series is made of 60+ videos and is arguably the biggest reason he is popular on YouTube. In these videos, MrBeast rants on horrible intros. Throughout the series, he repeats the same jokes involving Asian people, bleach, leaving a child home alone with a phone, and explosions (which he claims can be used to cure brain cells of cancer). Most of the intros were recorded on smartphones, with the YouTubers dancing in front of the camera with music that they make with their voice in the background, holding a sign that says their usernames (usually paper). To add even more insult to injury, you usually could not read what the sign says. He occasionally also stumbles upon troll intros made solely to become a part of his series.
MrBeast is also known by making fun of Minecraft, a game developed by Mojang. He made a two-episode series of it, and was completely finished playing the game for good when his house got blown up by a creeper, the most famous antagonist in the game. Due to that incident, he removed the game from his computer. Ironically, Jimmy has started off playing this game on his YouTube channel.
MrBeast has started to stream and record videos of himself doing challenges that take nonsensical amounts of time. This includes spinning a fidget spinner for 24 hours , reading the entire Dictionary, even counting to 200,000 (in two day-long halves so far; in a series that focuses on counting to a million), and reading the entire bible in one video.
Quidd sponsored MrBeast to do variety of videos nobody else done. It also helped him gain a lot of growth because of those videos. Because of Quidd, MrBeast made the longest Uber Ride (which was 2,256 miles from North Carolina to California). Quidd also made, 'Tipping Pizza Delivery Guys $10,000 '. All the money MrBeast had in that video was from Quidd. Quidd also made 'Donating $10,000 to random Twitch Streamers ', 'Giving Homeless People $1,000 ' and 'Giving A Random Homeless Man $10,000 ' All those videos gained an astonishing amount of views thanks to Quidd.
MrBeast has 3,000,000+ subscribers currently. MrBeast caused his fans to do some strange things in the name of him, such as run down their local street screaming his name, or go to a public area screaming his name.
MrBeast has been heavily criticized for using clickbait to gain money and subs. Although he still does it, not much has changed from where he had begun. A YouTuber known as Iox criticized MrBeast for starting several fake gift card giveaways by mocking other YouTubers (who actually have done such giveaways) at the end of his videos. Many of his videos have a large number of dislikes because of this.