Jimmy Donaldson, who goes by the name MrBeast, is the person who makes the most content on YouTube by himself, and he is always in the spotlight. The creator has also been pretty open about some parts of his personal life. His relationship with Maddy Spidell, who is now his ex-girlfriend, was also well known. Who does he go out with now?
Jimmy Donaldson was born in Greenville, North Carolina, on May 7, 1998. He went to Greenville Christian Academy and graduated in 2016.
When he was 12, he started putting videos on YouTube under the name “MrBeast6000.” He went to college for a short time, but then dropped out to work full-time on YouTube.
In his first videos, he mostly talked about video games, showed people’s reactions, and put together funny clips.
Donaldson posted his first video to YouTube in February 2012, when he was 13 years old. It was called “MrBeast6000,” and it was a Let’s Play. In July 2013, about 240 people were following his channel, which was called “That-dude.”
In 2015 and 2016, Donaldson’s “Worst intros on YouTube” series, which made fun of YouTube video intros, started to gain a lot of attention.
Donaldson had about 30,000 subscribers by the middle of 2016. In the fall of 2016, Donaldson stopped going to East Carolina University to become a YouTuber full-time. His mother did not like this, so she kicked him out of the house.
As Donaldson’s channel grew, he hired four childhood friends to work on it: Chris Tyson, Chandler Hallow, Garrett Ronalds, and Jake Franklin. Then, they talked to a lot of YouTubers to find out how popular their videos were and try to guess how the platform’s recommendation system works. Franklin left the crew in 2020. Karl Jacobs, who had been a cameraman, was then given a promotion and took his place.
Success and Awards
“Counting to 100,000” in 2017 made Jimmy famous. He counted 100,000 in 44 hours in the video. Over 21 million people watched it. His YouTube channels have 90 million subscribers and 10 billion video views. Average videos get over 20 million views. 12 million Instagram, 9 million Twitter, and 13 million TikTok followers.
He works with PewDiePie and bought radio and billboard ads to help him get more subscribers than the T-Series. At the 2019 Shorty Awards, he was up for Vlogger of the Year. In July 2020, MrBeast added more than 400,000 new subscribers and had more than 80 million video views in just one week. Because of this, he was the 20th most popular person on YouTube at the time.
So far in his career, MrBeast has been nominated for a number of important awards. In 2019, he won the Streamy Award for Breakout Creator. In the same year, he was up for both Creator of the Year and Ensemble Cast of the Year.
In 2020, the following Streamy Awards went to MrBeast:
- Creator of the Year
- Live Special
- Social Good: Creator
- Social Good: Nonprofit of NGO
At the Kids’ Choice Awards in 2021, he was up for Favorite Male Social Star. MrBeast won the Favorite Male Creator award at the 2022 Kids’ Choice Awards.
Thea Booysen, who streams on Twitch, is said to be dating MrBeast, who has the most subscribers on YouTube.
People say that the couple may have started dating as early as February 2022, but a post from March 2022 was the first sign that they were dating. Later in the year, a picture from their trip to the Maldives was posted online. This proved that they were dating.
MrBeast posted a very special photo to his Instagram story and said that he was dating Thea Booysen. Fans loved the cute pictures of the couple taken while they were on vacation in the Maldives. Fans were very happy that the couple finally made their relationship official in such a lovely way.
In June 2019, Jimmy began dating Maddy Spidell. They connected on Twitter.
In a video called “Surprising My Girlfriend With 100,000 Roses for Valentine’s Day” in February 2020, MrBeast first said that Maddy was his girlfriend. As of this writing, more than 50 million people have watched that video. Maddy has since been in several more MrBeast videos, such as “I Adopted Every Dog in a Dog Shelter” and “I Spent 50 Hours in Solitary Confinement.”
Jimmy has Crohn’s disease, which is an inflammatory condition of the intestines. In the ninth grade, he was told that he had the disease. Over the years, he has talked about the long battle he fought against the condition that made him weak. Before he was diagnosed, he was sick almost every day. At one point, he lost 30 pounds over the course of a summer because the pain was so bad. MrBeast takes medicine and eats in a pretty strict way.