MrBeast, real name Jimmy Donaldson, has over 100 million subscribers on YouTube, which is a massive achievement. He is also the highest-earning YouTuber in history.
Now, he has made another record by being the top-most creator on Forbes' 2022 list of creators.
According to the publication, the 24-year-old is not just the leading creator in the world, he is also the wealthiest.
MrBeast allegedly made $54 million in 2021.
Forbes said he had 162 million followers, an average engagement of 5.99 percent, and an entrepreneurship score of three.
He made most of this money through advertisements on his YouTube videos.
So, why did he also turn out to be the leading creator?
According to Forbes, his restaurant concept greatly influenced him to the number one spot on this exclusive list. He also made the most of the money.
Jimmy has used his MrBeast Burger concept to make more money from his famous name.
The YouTuber created a ghost kitchen in December 2020. With this restaurant concept, people can place MrBeast Burger orders online, and the affiliated food outlets can prepare the meal and deliver it to them.
Although most creators would be thrilled to be in Jimmy's spot, he was not as enthusiastic about the recognition.
He tweeted thanking Forbes for giving him the "number one spot" before trying to make corrections to some of their figures.
MrBeast pointed out that their channels had over 200 million subscribers, which is way more than the 160 million subscribers that Forbes had alleged.
The entrepreneurship score was also an issue for him. He pointed out that he had friends with less than ten employees who had the same score as buddies with more than 100 employees.
Finally, he did not like the picture they used: "Also, can u plz use any other photo of me."
Jimmy got on YouTube in 2012. He soon got a lot of popularity for his bold and ridiculous videos.
Some of the videos are about buying "everything in a store" to spending 50 hours buried in a grave. He spares no effort in his daring attempts to impress his fans, and he has often put himself in dangerous situations for the sake of his followers.
He also recreated the popular Netflix show Squid Game. Although some people thought the recreation was "ironic" while another person claimed that he had missed the point of the show, the video went on to get more than 200 million views.
Right after MrBeast on Forbes's list of top creators includes Charli D'Amelio, who is famous for her dance videos on TikTok.
Although she is in the second position, she made $17.5 million, a fraction of what MrBeast earned. That is still quite impressive for a YouTuber.
Alexander Cooper came in at third place with earnings of $20 million in 2021.
After he got to 100 million subscribers on YouTube, MrBeast decided to commemorate the occasion by giving his 100,000,000th subscriber a private island.
There is no telling what he will do to celebrate the fact that he has the top spot on Forbes' list of leading creators. We can bet that whatever he will do, it will involve a lot of money.