Mr Beast finally releases video he waited 5 years to upload

Georgina Smith
Mr Beast from 2015 and Mr Beast from 2020 side by side

One of YouTube’s most popular creators, MrBeast, has released a video that he scheduled 5 years ago where he states his hopes for the future of his content career, warming the hearts of his many fans.

Jimmy ‘MrBeast’ Donaldson has established himself as a huge creator on YouTube. His high budget videos and generosity towards friends, fans, and strangers has won him an enormous subscriber base, and as more subscribers roll in he is able to invest in bigger and more extravagant projects.

He dishes out awards as big as $10,000 just for completing a challenge in Minecraft, and has given subscribers the choice between a house and a car as a gift.

Plus, he infamously bought an actual island worth around $700,00, allowing friends and fans to compete to win the insane prize.

Mr Beast in front of crate of money
Mr Beast’s challenges usually go crazy on YouTube.

But Jimmy has not always been the colossal YouTuber MrBeast as we know him today. He started posting videos way back in 2013 at the age of just 12. He certainly had big ideas even at a young age, and filmed and scheduled several videos to be released years in the future as a way to track his progress.

We’ve seen a 6 month, and a two-year update, but this most recent of the “Hi Me” series is by far the most long-awaited for Jimmy, who said on Twitter “I’ve waited 1,824 days to upload tomorrow’s video,” a whole 5 years.

In the video he says “at the time of recording this video I have 8,000 subscribers, and 1.8 million views. It’s currently October 4th 2015. I’m probably like a freaking grown man when you see this. I’m still in high school right now.”

At one particularly satisfying moment he declares, “if I don’t have a million subscribers when you see this video, my entire life has been a failure. I hope I have a million subs.”


It’s safe to say that Jimmy reached his ultimate goal, now with over 44 million subscribers on his main channel, and a further 8 million on his gaming channel.

He even expresses his hope that once he finishes college he’d “hopefully, maybe” be doing YouTube as his full-time job, a further testament to his dedicated mindset.

The video has certainly been a reminder to fans of how far MrBeast has come in a relatively short amount of time, and at the age of only 22, there’ll undoubtedly be much more to come from the much-loved YouTuber.

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