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Mr Beast reveals “terrifying” cost to keep making YouTube videos

Published: 26/Jul/2020 23:18 Updated: 26/Jul/2020 23:34

by Brent Koepp

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In an interview with Anthony Padilla, Jimmy ‘Mr Beast’ Donaldson explained why the insane amount of money he spends on videos is starting to become scary. The young philanthropist told the Smosh creator that he’s dropped over $3 million dollars on his content for August.

In many ways, YouTube in 2019 could be defined by the rise of Mr Beast. The 22-year-old exploded in popularity on the platform after captivating audiences with his charitable giveaways and mind-blowing challenges.

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However in an interview on July 24 with Anthony Padilla, Donaldson explained how the rising cost of making his content has become “terrifying.” The star revealed his drive to “one-up” his previous videos now costs him millions.

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Mr Beast sat down with legendary YouTuber Anthony Padilla in a July 24 interview.

Mr Beast reveals cost of making content

During the interview, Mr Beast opened up to Padilla about his constant drive to always make his latest video bigger than his last one. The star explained that he had spent over $3 million dollars on his upcoming videos.

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“Looking at our books, I think next month we’re gonna spend around $3 million dollars on videos. That’s going to be my most expensive month to date,” he said. Shocked, the Smosh creator joked, “A low-budget film every month with the amount of money you are putting into it!”

Donaldson then revealed that insane expense costs have become scary. “It’s actually kind of terrifying because once it goes up, once you have a two million dollar month, now like a three million, it’s like can we afford that? We good? I think we’re good.”

When Padilla asked him about what the hardest part about staying relevant on YouTube is, the star exclaimed, “The hardest part for me was getting relevant! It took like five years to get like anywhere. And the entire time, every week I was just like ‘Should I just quit? Am I wasting my time?'”

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However, the 22-year-old did not give up, and in 2018 saw a rapid climb in views and subscribers. His channel exploded in growth in 2019 after taking the lead in the epic PewDiePie vs T-Series feud.

The content creator also became a worldwide name when he launched his Team Trees initiative to plant 20 million trees. The viral campaign even got celebrities like Tesla CEO Elon Musk to donate to the cause.

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Ethan Dolan has emotional reunion with long-distance girlfriend

Published: 13/Oct/2020 13:54

by Alice Hearing

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Popular YouTuber Ethan Dolan has revealed on Instagram the details of his long-term relationship with girlfriend Kristina Alice, who he reconnected with this week after spending most of quarantine apart.

Ethan and his twin Grayson originally rose to popularity on the video app Vine in 2013, and have since gone on to produce content on their highly successful YouTube channel with over 11 million subscribers.

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While they have many adoring fans, they haven’t been exempt from drama, such as earlier in July when they were forced to address a homophobic slur used when explaining the bullying they received in high school. In the same month, Ethan released a video detailing how comments online about his acne had severely affected his well-being in the past year.

Last week Ethan revealed his girlfriend to the world on YouTube with his brother Grayson. After spending months apart Kristine was finally able to catch a flight out to Los Angeles from Australia where she lives.

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The twins shared a vlog where Ethan and Kristen reunited last week

On Monday, Ethan stunned his fans by posting a series of close, romantic pictures to his Instagram alongside an emotional message, which read: “To say the least, this has been a chaotic, stressful, weird, confusing, uneasy year. But because it was spent with the smartest – most caring -best sense of humor having – so pretty I get stunned every time I look at – perfect woman in the world, it has been the best year of my life.”

He explained that last December was “one of the most emotionally exhausting months of my life” and attributed his success and ability to get through to her support.

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Part 1/3. To say the least, this has been a chaotic, stressful, weird, confusing, uneasy year. But because it was spent with the smartest – most caring -best sense of humor having – so pretty I get stunned every time I look at – perfect woman in the world, it has been the best year of my life. Our trip to Hawaii on this day last year, will be a memory I cherish for the rest of my life. I will be forever grateful for how caring you were during one of the most emotionally exhausting months of my life while living in Australia together last December. I wouldn’t have been able to create my most proud project last January without your constant support. When we were forced to quarantine together and be attached at the hip for an additional 5 months longer than we planned… I wasn’t even mad😌 When you had to go back to Australia without knowing when we’d be able to see each other again it was NOT CHILL. Although we unintentionally spent 4 months on opposite sides of the globe with a 17 hour time difference… I still felt closer than ever to you. The hours on FaceTime everyday and random gift care packages were fun. You completely took over my camera roll because I couldn’t help but to screenshot your face every couple seconds. Getting a little part of you tattooed on my arm also contributed to you feeling closer to me I guess 😝 Thank you for making me happy everyday. Thank you for giving me something to always look forward to. Thank you for making me a better version of myself. I love you Photos by: @jordenkeith

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He added, “When we were forced to quarantine together and be attached at the hip for an additional 5 months longer than we planned… I wasn’t even mad. When you had to go back to Australia without knowing when we’d be able to see each other again it was NOT CHILL. Although we unintentionally spent 4 months on opposite sides of the globe with a 17 hour time difference… I still felt closer than ever to you.”

“The hours on FaceTime everyday and random gift care packages were fun. You completely took over my camera roll because I couldn’t help but screenshot your face every couple of seconds. Getting a little part of you tattooed on my arm also contributed to you feeling closer to me I guess.”

It seems as though Ethan will have more to say in the next few days after he labeled the caption only part 1 of 3. For now, the YouTuber has confirmed to the world that not only is he in a far better place than he was last year, but that he is well and truly taken.