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MrBeast stuns waitresses after tipping with actual gold bars

Published: 21/Jun/2019 20:57 Updated: 3/Dec/2019 16:59

by Virginia Glaze

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Popular YouTuber Jimmy ‘MrBeast’ Donaldson is known for giving away generous amounts of cash, as seen in his viral Twitch donation and “free store” videos – but now, he’s putting a different spin on his charitable side, by using actual gold bars.

MrBeast uploaded a video to YouTube on June 21, where he tipped waitresses using a variety of expensive items, including such goodies as gaming consoles, HD TVs, laptops, and even legitimate gold bars.

The YouTuber explained that each gold bar was worth up to $160,000 each – but he couldn’t give the full-sized bars away, on the outset.

MrBeast, InstagramMrBeast is one of YouTube’s most popular content creators, boatsing over 20 million subscribers on the platform.600https://www.instagram.com/p/ByoD3NLBX2F/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

Instead, MrBeast began his generous gratuity with miniature gold bars, which were worth up to $7,000 each.

“I know it’s tiny, but gold is expensive,” MrBeast humorously explained, going on to leave one of the miniature bars as a tip on top of a napkin which read, “$7K in gold.

MrBeast and crew hopped from restaurant to restaurant ordering nothing but water (and sometimes breadsticks), leaving behind a trail of expensive items in their wake, which made one waitress “kind of want to cry” after receiving $1,000 in cash.

“I have tables to serve, I can’t cry,” another waitress claimed after collecting one of the $7k mini gold bars as her tip. “I don’t remember how to do my job.”

That’s not all: MrBeast even asked a pizza delivery man to pull over on the road, giving him one of the miniature gold bars as thanks for his service – a tip that the driver claimed would help him buy a new car.

Of course, the fun wasn’t finished, just yet. MrBeast went on to challenge his crew for even more cash, presenting them with an array of unsavory foods for a chance at winning the big bucks.

YouTube: MrBeastMrBeast challenged his crew for some extra cash, which resulting in some less-than-savory reactions.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rmf6T_Ewt38

This wouldn’t be the first time MrBeast has gone out of his way to make someone’s day, by far.

The YouTuber has a wide variety of such videos, and even hopes to open a homeless shelter or food bank in the future, although no concrete plans for the venture have yet been revealed.

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TheGrefg breaks Ninja’s world record for most-viewed Twitch stream

Published: 2/Dec/2020 1:27

by Bill Cooney

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Spanish streamer ‘TheGrefg’ has broken Ninja’s world record for most people watching a Twitch stream during the Galactus Fortnite event.

David ‘TheGrefg’ Cánovas made Twitch history while streaming the Galactus event, which marked the end of Fortnite season 4, when he had more people watching him at once than any other individual Twitch streamer ever has in history.

The Spaniard was watching and reacting to the event, and captures appear to confirm that he reached a total of 660,000 people watching his stream at the same time before Twitch unfortunately crashed.

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A screenshot showing Grefg surpassing 660K viewers.

The previous record you might remember was held by Ninja from when he teamed up with rapper Drake, where the duo peaked at 635k viewers at once while playing Fortnite back in 2018.

This insane amount of simultaneous viewers in a broadcast was almost double the figures of the previous record, held by  DrDisrespect — now streaming on YouTube — when he had 338,000 during his return stream in February 2018.

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Grefg looking over his Twitch stats from Dec. 1

Now, the title for most-watched stream on Twitch now belongs to TheGrefg, and while there are no official figures yet, screenshots and clips definitely seem to indicate the streamer managed to bring in than 660,000 people simultaneously.

Grefg was far from the only streamer posting impressive viewer counts during the Galactus event, which actually “broke” Twitch and caused the site to temporarily crash following the big reveal. This is the big reason why the official viewer count, while definitely impressive, isn’t exactly known just yet.

The event itself officially closed out Fortnite Season 4, with the Season 5 update arriving at 9 PM PT / 12 AM ET / 5 AM GMT on Wednesday, December 2, according to Epic Games, with downtime expected to last all the way up to 1 AM PT / 4 AM ET / 9 AM GMT.

After that, the brand new season will kick off, and Fortnite fans — including Grefg — will get to check out all of the new content. Whether the streamer will be able to repeat his impressive record-breaking feat remains to be seen, but we certainly wish him the best of luck.