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Elon Musk and Jack Dorsey become top donators to Mr Beast’s tree project

Published: 30/Oct/2019 12:40 Updated: 30/Oct/2019 14:06

by David Purcell


YouTuber Jimmy ‘MrBeast‘ Donaldson’s quest of planting 20 million trees has been given a significant boost as both Elon Musk and Jack Dorsey pledged a massive donation to the cause. 

MrBeast unveiled his project on October 25 using his official YouTube channel, which has over 25 million subscribers, and has since racked up a number of donations online to help out. 

First asking about the plans just three days after it started, Musk pledged to help plant an astonishing amount of trees and has since done just that. 

Twitter, ZachaTreeMany other YouTubers have been helping MrBeast’s cause as well – including Mark Rober.

MrBeast has been keeping his fans updated by sharing the largest donations on his Twitter account, revealing that two major donations have taken up the top spots on his chart – one from the Tesla and SpaceX CEO and another from Twitter founder Jack Dorsey. 

Musk’s donation has allowed the project to plant one million trees on his behalf, the largest contribution recorded by the YouTuber so far, with Dorsey helping plant an additional 150,000 trees. 

While MrBeast is aware that the project will not prevent climate change, he and his funding partner – Arbor Day Foundation – are committed to reaching their 20 million tree goal and with this sort of mainstream coverage, there’s no doubt that they are moving in the right direction to achieve it. 

The YouTuber has confirmed that all trees planted will be native to the areas in which they are placed, spanning over all continents except Antarctica. 

He also noticed that the movement has forced a name change for Elon Musk on Twitter, with “Treelon” appearing on his profile instead. 

Despite the positive work being done for the tree planting cause, the efforts have faced some criticism along the way, with detractors claiming that he won’t be able to solve climate change problems by doing just this. 

In response, he sent out a tweet on October 27. He said: “Just to be clear we all realize 20 million trees won’t fix climate change. But at the end of the day 20 million more trees is better than 0! We want to take action because doing nothing is how we got here!”

With the popularity of the project surging, some fans have been suggesting the likes of Amazon’s Jeff Bezos could be the next businessman to make a donation. Whether he does we’ll have to wait and see. 

They hope to have planted all 20 million trees by January 1, 2020. 


Mike Majlak reveals why he’s broken up with Lana Rhoades

Published: 31/Oct/2020 5:29

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


Mike Majlak and Lana Rhoades have been the sweethearts of the internet world for quite some time, but their relationship is officially over, with Mike Majlak breaking the news on YouTube.

Mike Majlak and Lana Rhoades have been in a relationship together for ten months. It’s been a widely publicized roller coaster ride filled with ups and downs. However, it was one that many mutual fans loved to see.

It was also the only relationship Mike Majlak has been involved in throughout the past decade. But sadly, not all relationships can stand the test of time, and the two of them have officially parted ways.

Mike Majlak broke the news in a YouTube video. “Never thought id ever put out a breakup video but this one was necessary,” he said. “I wanted the story told my way before others could tarnish what was an incredible relationship and part of my journey.”

In the video, Mike Majlak explains that he felt like the fans deserved an explanation since the breakup happened out of the blue. “There’s no one specific reason [for the breakup],” he said. “It wasn’t a loyalty thing.”

“The best thing about Amara [which is her real name] is that she’s so fiercely loyal,” he added. “I never once had to worry about her cheating [or] talking to any other guys. It was never about other guys.”

His comment immediately shuts down rumors and accusations that she cheated on him. It’s often the first thing people suspect when there’s a sudden breakup.

Instead, he claimed they were simply “two people who wanted vastly different things.”

Mike Majlak Lana Rhoades Breakup
Mike Majlak / Lana Rhoades
Mike Majlak and Lana Rhoades always looked madly in love.

“Amara was… obsessed with the idea of linear and traditional life and love,” he said. “She wanted to meet a guy, she wanted to settle down, she wanted to have a family and just live this kind of linear life.”

“That’s just not who I am,” he said. He also claimed she was “trying to facilitate the vision that she saw for the relationship, which was getting a house and moving in with her.”

However, while it made “made complete sense to her,” it didn’t to him, and it didn’t feel right to go ahead with it. 

In the end, there were too many signs that they wanted “two vastly different things in life” and “weren’t cut out to be together” and “go the distance.”

The breakup has been hard on them both, so to make things easier, they’ve been trying not to talk and keeping their distance.

It’s a sad end for one of the more beloved internet couples in recent times, but it’s certainly not a bitter one. The two of them have clearly thought long and hard about the decision.

In the end, it seems like calling it quits made the most sense in the long run, but they’ve parted ways on good terms.