YouTube star Jimmy “MrBeast” is easily one of the most recognizable personalities on the internet. Ten years after starting his main YouTube channel, the 24-year-old has established himself as the face of the Google-owned video sharing platform.
Jimmy has created and produced numerous viral content throughout his career. In this list, we’ll dive deep into some of his most watched and sensational moments that took the internet by storm.
5 times MrBeast went viral and shook the internet
5) MrBeast’s Squid Game in a video from real life
The content creator’s most popular video to date”$456,000 Squid Game In Real Life!In the 25-minute video, Jimmy played a fan favorite Squid Game and invites 456 YouTubers to participate:
“I have recreated every set from the Squid Game in real life and whoever survives the longest out of these 456 will win 456 Grand!”
After the epic result, MrBeast announced that Player 079 had won the prize money:
“And with this 079, you just won $456,000 and officially won the first real-life Squid Game! Congrats on winning!”
The Squid Game the video has garnered over 308 million views and has been liked by over 14 million community members at the time of writing.
4) Beast Burgers shares $100 million in revenue and celebrates the opening of its first brick-and-mortar store
Jimmy’s food and beverage venture, Beast Burgers, has set some incredible milestones this year.
On July 14, 2022, YouTuber Beast Burgers announced a $100 million revenue split with other restaurants in America. Later, he said, other fast-food restaurants get revenue from the orders they fill for Beast Burgers.
Two months later (on September 5, 2022), the Kansas native announced that Beast Burgers had opened its first physical store at the American Dream Mall.
He said that he will work in a restaurant and that his followers will be able to “see” him. Thousands of fans flocked to Beast Burger’s physical store on the first day.
Jimmy claimed over 10,000 people lined up on Twitter:
That same day, the YouTuber announced that the fast-food company had broken the world record for the most burgers sold in one day.
3) MrBeast crossed the 100 million subscriber mark
One of Jimmy’s most significant career achievements was crossing the coveted 100 million subscriber mark on his main YouTube channel. He hosted a livestream to celebrate the event, and over a million fans tuned in:
After the show, Jimmy posted an update on Twitter stating that he will never own a mansion, yacht or Lamborghini. He added that he wants to make “the best videos possible” and help people. His tweet reads:
“I also want to say that no matter how big I get, I will never own a mansion, yacht, Lamborghini, etc. All I want to do is make the best videos possible and help as many people as I can while doing it. o.”
2) MrBeast recreates Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory in real life
On May 8, 2022, MrBeast announced that he had recreated another fictional scene in real life, this time building Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory. He shared a series of images showing the early stages of development of the set.
The YouTuber later revealed that celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay would be a part of the special video. His tweet reads:
“In our recreation of Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory, we have Gordon Ramsay, a chocolate waterfall/tea and a warehouse full of special candy challenges to decide who wins. We can’t wait to see this video.”
The 17-minute video was a huge hit, with 126,044,924 views and over 175,000 community members reacting in the YouTube comments section.
1) MrBeast surpasses PewDiePie to become the most subscribed YouTuber
MrBeast’s most recent viral moment was on November 16, 2022 when Felix dethroned “PewDiePie” to become the most subscribed YouTuber. At the time of writing, Jimmy had 114 million subscribers and PewDiePie had 111 million.
According to YouTube statistics site SocialBlade, MrBeast was ranked as the second most popular channel in the US and the sixth most subscribed content creator on the platform.
It has gained 6 million additional subscribers in the last 30 days. Jimmy was also estimated to earn between $2.9 million and $45.7 million per year.