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MrBeast is the YouTube channel name and alias of American YouTuber Jimmy Donaldson (born May 7, 1998). He started mostly making Minecraft videos, then talking about other YouTubers, and then gaining notoriety for making fun of other YouTuber's intros, before getting known for videos where he does really absurd things. For instance:

MrBeast (the person) is also known for his philanthropy, giving away massive amounts of cash to people in need through giveaways and challenges on MrBeast (the channel), such as Last to Leave Circle wins $10,000. These usually involve his friends (Chris, Karl, and Chandler) competing, though sometimes other people participate, too. MrBeast's content nowadays is mostly about these things, taken to the extreme. Some more recent videos of his include:


The MrBeast channel can be found here. The creator has other channels, including a shorts channel, a gaming channel, a channel for miscellaneous insanity, and most recently a channel for his very own charity.

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  • Absurd Phobia: "Would You Sit In Snakes for $10,000" reveals that Chandler has a massive fear of pickles.
  • Alternate Reality Game: He created one called Mr. Riddle. In true MrBeast fashion, the person who solved it first won $100,000.
  • Ambiguous Syntax: Played for Laughs in "Would you rather have a house or a Lamborghini".

    Jimmy:This is Sam, and Sam, here's $1000. Would you rather have that $1000 or have Chandler punch you in the face for $10,000.
    Chandler:Bruh, I ain't punching him.
    Jimmy:Chandler, come over here. Chandler, I didn't tell you the outcome of this vid for a reason, trust me just go with it.
    Chandler: I've really gotta punch this guy?
    Jimmy:Just punch what I tell you to punch. Trust me, just go with it.
    Jimmy:Now that you've had some time to think about it, would you rather have $1000 or have Chandler punch you in the face for 10 smackeronies?
    Sam:Yeah, you know, it was a really tough decision, Nah, just kidding. He's punching me in the face.
    Jimmy:Really? You guys stay here, you guys chat.
    Sam:Is Jimmy psycho? I've been punched in the face for less. I can tell you that.
    Chandler: What?
    Jimmy:Chandler, are you ready?
    Chandler: Yeah, I guess.
    Jimmy: So pull this curtain back.
    Jimmy brings out a mannequin with the name tag "You".
    '''Jimmy: I said would you rather have $1000 or have Chandler punch You in the face. This is You, punch him in the face!
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  • Artifact Title: The outro of his videos says "MrBeast6000". The outro was left unchanged even when his name was shortened to just MrBeast.
  • Butt-Monkey:
    • Chandler was played as this early on in the challenge videos, as he kept losing challenges. In the first challenge he did win, he got $30,000 bonus cash on top of the $20,000 the challenge awarded. Fans of Mr. Beast like to make fun of him for losing a lot of challenges.
    • Karl is frequently the subject of humiliation from others. From his roommates helping out Jimmy's brother in a prank against him to contestants of a challenge having his car destroyed and replaced with a car of deliberately less value.
  • Buried Alive: In March 2021, Jimmy posted a video where he spent 50 hours buried alive, and the forfeit was that if he got out early, he would have gotten tased. He succeeded it.
  • The Cameo: After featuring prominently on the gaming channel, Dream makes a voice-only cameo at the end of "Extreme $100,000 Game of Tag" when he's informed via phone about Sapnap's victory. Before this, he also had a (once again voice-only) cameo in "I Bought the World's Largest Mystery Box", where he's responsible for assembling the $50,000 box.
  • Chekhov's Gag: In the "Last to Leave Tesla, Keeps It" video, Chandler (in the middle of a long losing streak) states that he's waiting for the biggest prize. Chris notes how absurd this is, as there have already been a house and a mini-yacht as prizes... but Chandler would eventually make good on this statement by winning a private island.
  • Everyone Has Standards: For a guy that hosts absurd and expensive challenges and projects. In a What Could Have Been video, even Jimmy finds the idea of a city of bouncy castles too absurd.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: Jimmy and his crew form this dynamic.
    • Sanguine: Karl
    • Choleric: Chandler
    • Phlegmatic: Jimmy
    • Melancholic: Chris
  • Freudian Trio: A trio of his most recognizable friends are this: Karl Jacobs is The Kirk due to being a loud young adult, loves to reference memes, and is one of the more emotional of Jimmy's friends but can be level headed and logical sometimes, Chris Tyson is The Spock due to being a Nice Guy just like Jimmy and the Team Dad of the group, being a level-headed individual but can get hostile from time to time and has his moments of comedy and Chandler Hallow is the The McCoy due to being the Manchild Cloudcuckoolander of the group and is usually hungry and afraid of random things like pickles
  • Gosh Dang It to Heck!: To be family-friendly and appeal to the Youtube algorithm, the cast never swears, either using euphemisms or a Sound-Effect Bleep.
  • Go Mad from the Isolation: Downplayed in the video where Jimmy spent 50 hours in a solitary confinement. While his friends try as hard as to make Jimmy leave the confinement, Jimmy stated that, about 30 hours in, he went slightly crazy.
  • Intimidating Revenue Service: The reason Chandler sold the $730,000 island that he won, is because he couldn't afford hundreds of thousands of dollars to pay taxes.
  • Irony: In the video where Jimmy talks about failed videos, he mentions one video which failed because a tub of sticky glue fell apart.
  • Leitmotif: His iconic outro song "Mr.Beast 6000, oh woah~"
  • Product Placement: He often has sponsors help him with his giveaways, and he'll shout them out when they do.
    • In the "Spending $1,000,000 In 24 Hours" video, the sponsor Honey had several noticeable banners throughout the video.
    • Apex Legends sponsored Mr. Riddle, and one of the clues involved filling in a voice line from the game.
  • Serial Escalation:
    • His philanthropy and cash giveaways have gotten larger and larger as MrBeast has gotten bigger; one of his earliest giveaways only gave away $1000 in one video, but they expanded until he was giving away $1,000,000 in a single video.
    • Sometimes he'll redo challenges with bigger prize pools. He did a hide and seek challenge for $50,000, then did it again for $60,000, then again for $70,000.
    • One video had Jimmy and his cohort buy every single item in a store. In a later video, he did the same thing to five other stores in a row.
    • This backfires on him big time when he promises to sign every single limited edition shirt that is bought.
  • Shout-Out: One of the challenges for the Mr. Riddle involved playing a clone of Flappy Bird.
  • Special Guest: In Jimmy's gaming channel, Dream appears in some of his videos, and is one of the two main characters in the Dream VS Technoblade $100,000 duel. In fact, the continued existence of the gaming channel is because of Dream, as one of the challenges had the stakes of the gaming channel getting deleted if they lost. (The challenge consisted of 100 players hunting down the MrBeast team while Dream defended them; if all four got killed within 15 minutes, the channel would have been deleted.)
    • Sapnap appears as one of the competitors in "Extreme $100,000 Game of Tag". He's also the eventual winner.
  • Spoof Aesop: Parodied at the start of the "Last To Take Hand Off $1,000,000 Keeps It" video. Chandler is asked to give a motivational speech on what will happen to the contestants if they take their hands of the money, which is:
    What happens is you get a feeling of regret and sadness, and it never goes away. So don't lose.
  • Take That!:
    • Jimmy has a smaller recording room in his studio that is frequently filled with printed-out memes as a Funny Background Event. In "Donating $.10 for Every Subscriber," one such meme is a picture of another printed-out Image Macro featuring the bugle person from Courage the Cowardly Dog's finale; the text simply reads "OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE." Given the context of the scene, it's a rather unsubtle way of saying the restaurant chain is subpar.
    • As another jab at chain restaurants, "Press This Button To Win $100,000" has forcing you to eat from Arby's be one of the punishments. To really rub it in, Chandler lets out a Big "NO!" when it comes up.
  • Team Dad: Chris. He's typically the one trusted to light fires and keep the group fed/sheltered during survival challenges, in addition to actually being a father.
  • Uncle Pennybags: Jimmy himself fits this trope. In some of his videos, he gives away money for free like it's nothing via donating to Twitch Streamers without viewers, made a "free money!" bank and basically gives away cash to friends, family and even random strangers. He isn't only on the giveaway cash deeds, he gave away houses to a homeless person and a pizza delivery guy, made all dogs and puppies in an adoption center have loving homes, and the famous Team Trees project of planting 20 MILLION TREES. Usually, his helping out comes across as more of a Wealthy Philanthropist. Plus he is a quaint and friendly individual.
  • Who Wants to Be "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?": Downplayed with the "$1,000,000 Dollar Challenge". It had the large cash prize, moments played for drama, and the final part with a darker atmosphere and foreboding soundtrack, complete with confetti getting dumped on the winner. But it still didn't completely shed the goofiness of MrBeast challenges; for instance, one of the qualifiers involved being the last to sit on a toilet, and the finale had the coaches go home and cook a meal for their contestants.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Chandler has a fear of snakes. In "Would You Sit In Snakes for $10,000" when Jimmy presents the boys with the titular challenge, Chandler leaves immediately.

Alternative Title(s): Mr Beast


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