YouTube star Jimmy “MrBeast” is easily one of the most recognizable personalities on the internet. Ten years after launching 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 a lot of viral content throughout his career. In this list, we’re going to dive deep into some of his most watched and sensational moments that have taken the internet by storm.
5 Times MrBeast Went Viral and Shook the Internet
5) MrBeast’s squid game in the actual video
The content creator’s most popular video to date is titled “Real life $456,000 calamari game!The 25-minute video featured Jimmy recreating the fan-favorite squid game and inviting 456 YouTubers to participate:
“I’ve recreated every Squid Game set in real life, and whoever survives the longest out of these 456 will win 456 Grand!”
Following the epic conclusion, MrBeast announced that player 079 had won the prize money:
“And with that 079, you’ve just won $456,000 and you’ve officially won the first-ever real-life Squid Game! Congratulations on your win!”
The squid game the video has amassed over 308 million views and 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 the First Physical Store
Jimmy’s food and beverage business, Beast Burgers, has achieved incredible milestones this year.
On July 14, 2022, the YouTuber revealed that Beast Burgers shared $100 million in revenue with other restaurants across America. He went on to say that other fast food restaurants keep revenue from orders they fill for Beast Burgers.
Two months later (September 5, 2022), the Kansas native announced that Beast Burgers was opening its first-ever physical store at the American Dream Mall.
He said he would work at the restaurant and his followers “could see him”. On day one, thousands of fans flocked to Beast Burger’s physical store.
Jimmy took to Twitter, saying that over 10,000 people lined up:
On the same day, the YouTuber announced that the fast food company had broken the world record for the most burgers sold in a single day.
3) MrBeast crosses the 100 million subscriber mark on his channel
One of Jimmy’s most significant professional achievements was surpassing the coveted 100 million subscriber mark on his main YouTube channel. He hosted a live stream to commemorate the occasion, and over a million fans tuned in:
After the broadcast, Jimmy posted an update on Twitter, stating that he will never own a mansion, yacht or Lamborghini. He added that he wanted to make the “best videos possible” and help people. His tweet read:
“Also, I just want to say that no matter how small I am, 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 possible while doing this.”
2) MrBeast recreates Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory in real life
On May 8, 2022, MrBeast announced that he was recreating another fictional landscape in real life, and this time he was building Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory. He shared a series of images showing the early stages of development of the set.
The YouTuber then revealed that celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay would be part of the special video. His tweet read:
“In our recreation of Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory, we have Gordon Ramsay, a chocolate waterfall/river, and a bespoke warehouse full of candy challenges to decide who wins. Can’t wait for you to see this video.”
The 17-minute video was a huge hit as it garnered 126,044,924 views and over 175,000 community members reacted in the YouTube comments section.
1) MrBeast overtakes PewDiePie to become the most subscribed YouTuber
MrBeast’s most recent viral moment occurred on November 16, 2022, when he dethroned Felix “PewDiePie” to become the most subscribed YouTuber. At the time of writing, Jimmy has 114 million subscribers, while PewDiePie has 111 million subscribers.
According to YouTube statistics website SocialBlade, MrBeast was ranked as the second most popular channel in the United States and was the sixth most subscribed content creator on the platform.
He gained 6 million more subscribers in the last 30 days. Jimmy was also estimated to earn between $2.9 million and $45.7 million a year.
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