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MrBeast reveals how much he could have made on GameStop stock instead of buying out a store

Published: 30/Jan/2021 15:20

by Connor Bennett

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YouTube sensation Jimmy ‘Mr Beast’ Donaldson has revealed the staggering amount of money he could have made, if he decided to invest the money he spent on buying a GameStop store into GameStop stock.

Ever since his YouTube channel took off like it had a rocket strapped to its back, MrBeast has become well renowned for his incredible generosity. He’ll give away houses to fans for their creativity in Minecraft, and even offer up $1,000,000 to whoever can hold on to it longest.

In one of his most recent giveaways, the YouTube star bought out five different stores of their stock – including a grocery store, a clothes store, and a GameStop. All in all, he spent a pretty penny.

However, given the recent phenomenon around GameStop stock, the YouTuber reflected on how much he could have made if he invested.

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Mr Beast bought out a handful of stores in his video – including GameStop.

On January 29, MrBeast poked fun at the situation with GameStop stock, posting an image of himself and his team after they had bought out the store’s stock.

“Wait a minute, you guys are buying GameStop stock? I thought I was supposed to buy an actual GameStop… Whoops,” he tweeted, with plenty of fans getting in on the joke.

He quickly responded though, reflecting on what he’d spent at the time. “If I would have invested the $80,000 I spent last month buying this Game Stop, into their stock, it’d be worth like $1,200,000 lol,” Donaldson added.

To add to the fact that he would have made a million so quickly, some fans pointed out that he actually gave WallStreetBets – the subreddit responsible for the GameStop surge – a chance for him to get on board back in July.

A handful of investors tried to get him to invest in $GME, but other stocks received more responses and a bit more love.

I Will Invest $100,000 Into Whatever Is The Top Reply In A Week lol from wallstreetbets

There’s been plenty of speculation about how he makes his money, given that he recently pointed out how much he’d lost on a recently canceled video. We did the maths here to work out how MrBeast has so much cash to play with.

Given what’s happened here, he might get a bit savvier with his investments, but the charity will continue regardless.

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Jake Paul and Ben Askren exchange heated texts ahead of fight

Published: 25/Feb/2021 4:08 Updated: 25/Feb/2021 4:29

by Andrew Amos

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YouTuber Jake Paul and former UFC star Ben Askren are set to take to the boxing ring on April 17, but they’re already in a war of words ahead of the bout.

It’s no Conor McGregor, but Jake Paul is going big for his next boxing bout.

After taking down Nate Robinson with relative ease, the YouTube star turned hopeful boxer will take to the ring against Ben Askren on April 17.

However, in the lead up to the fight, the two have already thrown punches over text.

Ben Askren leaked DMs between the two on February 24, claiming “this next generation has some really bad role models.”

 

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“Hey Jake seriously were you even trying against Ben [Darmstadt]? That was pathetic. Hope you try a little bit harder in our fight,” the former UFC fighter opened with in the exchange.

“Hiya bubba! So good to hear from you! I know Masvidal gave you brain damage so I’m guessing you meant to ask if I was even trying against Nate,” Paul replied.

“We’re going to get you through this fight nice and fast so you can retire after.”

Askren clarified that he was talking about Ben Darmstadt, before Jake Paul went on a tangent, asking his opponents if he’s ever taken drugs, saying he needs “help taking his edge off.”

 

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While Askren ignored most of Paul’s questions, he had the final jab ahead of the bout.

“You gave up here like you’re going to give up in our fight. You don’t have the heart. Please don’t back out of our fight.”

Jake Paul vs Ben Askren is locked in for April 17, and is set to be one of the biggest PPV fights in history.