Jimmy “MrBeast” Donaldson is one of the biggest names on YouTube, known for giving away generous amounts of cash and orchestrating insane challenges. But his content doesn’t come cheaply.
While it comes as no surprise that giving away an entire lot of used cars and handing out literal thousands on college campuses can burn a hole in anyone’s pocket, MrBeast has teased the budget of a few of his future videos.
As if spending 24 hours in the literal Bermuda Triangle wasn’t enough, the YouTuber hinted at even crazier videos to come – and how expensive these projects are.
According to the YouTube philanthropist, his projects from now until the end of the year will cost literal “millions,” as stated in a series of Tweets on November 12.
“We have some massive videos coming up that we’ve put months of work into,” he wrote. “Can’t wait for you guys to see this stuff. […] I’m literally spending millions of dollars on content between now and the end of the year.”
I’m literally spending millions of dollars on content between now and the end of the year ??
— MrBeast (@MrBeastYT) November 12, 2019
Compared to his previous figures, this would make MrBeast’s future projects some of his most expensive yet: the YouTuber claimed that he’d spent less last year, which led up to his current major fame on the platform.
During an April episode of the H3 podcast, Donaldson claimed that he’d spent $500K on videos in 2018 alone. Of course, this also includes his stint at the 2018 Super Bowl, where he and his squad held up signs that urged viewers to “Subscribe to PewDiePie.”
However, MrBeast wasn’t always one of YouTube’s biggest stars: in fact, the entertainer claimed that he used to make only a dollar a day, and reinvested every penny into making his content what it is today.
“I used to make a dollar a day, so I didn’t even have a microphone,” Donaldson explained during an interview with vlogger Casey Neistat. “My mindset was just ‘reinvest everything I make’ – every time I got a paycheck, that was the month’s budget.”
It seems that MrBeast’s mindset has paid off – and his upcoming videos promise to be bigger than ever before.