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Mr Beast’s $1 million winner explains how the money changed his life

Published: 21/Dec/2019 23:21

by Virginia Glaze

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YouTube star Jimmy “Mr Beast” Donaldson wrapped-up his viral $1 million dollar challenge series with a gripping twist, changing the final winner’s life in a major way that left him emotionally shaken.

In a thrilling conclusion, contestant Mark ended up bagging the big money after his fellow contestants suffered knee spasms and accidental slip-ups that caused them to forfeit the challenge of being the last to keep their hands on the $1 million.

However, that wasn’t Mark’s last challenge — the winner was also tasked with spending the cash in a single, 24-hour period (nothing new to longtime fans of Mr Beast).

While anyone would get a thrill out of a $1 million shopping spree, Mark made sure to show Mr Beast and crew exactly how much the cash would change his life, after the squad made a visit to his family home.

Mark gave the film crew a tour of his house, showing that he shared the small abode with a second family and that his cousin was currently sleeping on a popped air mattress.

MrBeast, YouTubeThe winner of MrBeast’s $1 million challenge was able to score a much-needed new ride.

That’s not all: Mark’s 2001 Toyota Camry even sported significant damage around the front left bumper — a condition that Mark claimed he’d bought the vehicle in for a $600 price tag.

“Can I just say that I’m super glad you won the million dollars?” Mr Beast asked. “I really am. The more you show us around, the more I’m like, thank god you won the million dollars.”

Luckily for Mark, he was able to score both a new car and a brand-new home, which his realtor priced at $165k.

“You guys really don’t know, like, where I came from,” Mark admitted. “I’m so grateful for everything that the Mr Beast crew has done for me. A week ago, I only had $5 in my bank account. I didn’t have nothing. I couldn’t feed my wife, I couldn’t feed my sister. But now I’m able to provide for my family, so this is a really, really good experience for me.”

MrBeast, YouTubeMark’s testimony about how the $1 million changed his life left Mr Beast and crew an emotional wreck for all the right reasons.

After setting aside $340k for taxes, it seems that Mark is set for the future — a future that Mr Beast and crew helped improve for a person in need.

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Twitch star Sykkuno officially reveals he’s moving to Las Vegas after dropping hints

Published: 15/Jan/2021 21:50

by Virginia Glaze

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Twitch superstar ‘Sykkuno’ has seen an explosive rise to internet stardom in the past few months, and after dropping a few hints that he’s making major life changes, has officially revealed he’s moving house.

Sykkuno’s is a unique and surprising case in online fame; while he’s been making content since 2011, the influencer saw a huge rise in YouTube subscribers during the last few months of 2020, skyrocketing him from 400k subscribers to over 2 million.

This impressive growth has been applauded by fans and fellow streamers alike — and it makes sense, as the creator managed to score a jaw-dropping 1.6 subscribers in just four months’ time.

It seems that his newfound success is also kicking off a major life change for the streamer, as hinted at during a broadcast in early January.

Data from videoamigo shows Sykkuno's rise to fame
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Data from VideoAmigo shows that Sykkuno’s subscriber count on YouTube started rapidly growing from August.

The star teased that he would be moving out of California, where he previously lived with major streaming group OfflineTV before exiting the collective to pursue his own personal projects in November 2020 — right when his subscriber count began to climb.

“I will say this, though, guys — I’m actually moving soon,” he said during a January 8 broadcast. “I don’t know if I should say where. But you guys will know, and it’ll happen within a month, probably. I will say this, guys… there’s a decent chance I won’t be in California anymore.”

It seems that Sykkuno’s hint was a bit more on-the-nose than fans expected, although he isn’t moving too far away; on January 15, the streamer revealed that he is moving to Las Vegas, home to several other major content creators.

However, it looks like Sykkuno’s streams will be on the back burner until he’s all settled in — but it doesn’t seem that his fanbase is too worried about that particular drawback.

“Moving to Las Vegas!” he tweeted. “I’ll be back on streams soon!”

Sykkuno’s post has been met with hilarious reactions from a slew of other top streamers, with the likes of Mizkif replying with a video of himself merely saying, “Bye.”

This move to Vegas marks another in a major series of life changes for one of the net’s biggest stars as he continues on his high rise to fame.