MrBeast Reveals Insane Costs Behind YouTube Videos and Why He Wants to Go “Bigger”
. 2 months ago
YouTuber MrBeast has revealed why he always wants to “push the envelope” and “go the extra mile” with his main channel videos, despite their insane cost.
Jimmy ‘MrBeast’ Donaldson is one of the most popular YouTubers on the site right now, with over 94 million subscribers on his main channel alone.
He is known for his philanthropy, as well as his crazy video ideas that often end up garnering tens of millions of views and going viral on social media.
At the end of 2021, he took on his craziest challenge yet — a life-size recreation of the hit show Squid Game — which cost an astonishing $3.5 million to complete. But even though he previously revealed he was losing “a ridiculous amount of money” through his main channel, it appears he has no plans to downsize anytime soon.
MrBeast’s recreation of Squid Game has become his most-watched video, with over 240 million views.
In an interview with rolling stone, MrBeast revealed that each main channel video he makes often costs around $1 million to produce. Jimmy said, “I could do cheaper videos,” Donaldson says. “But I just don’t want to. I want to push the limits to go bigger, bigger.
- Read more: Doctors warn of viral Aloe vera juice TikTok trend
Regarding people questioning his motives when it comes to his charitable efforts, the YouTuber also explained, “I know myself and I have nothing to prove to anyone. I think what I did speaks for itself.
“I’ve built an entire channel around my nonprofit that I’ve invested countless hours into, of which I’ll never see a penny… I’m losing five digits and tens of hours every month. The opportunity cost could go to projects that make millions of dollars. So I don’t care. I don’t say these things publicly, because that’s not why I do.
Beast Philanthropy is one of Jimmy’s popular YouTube channels.
One of MrBeast’s channels is Beast Philanthropy, whose proceeds go to his charity, which “currently operates a food pantry with a mobile food distribution network, created to meet the food insecure needs of remote food deserts. and underserved”.
Jimmy is well known for his generosity, and earlier in April he even allowed fans to order free Feastables chocolate bars for ten minutes, which ended up crashing the website.