World famous YouTuber MrBeast, whose actual name is Jimmy Donaldson, says he has turned down a $1 billion offer to sell his multimedia empire, which included his primary YouTube channel with nearly 200 million subscribers.
On Thursday, September 27, co-host of the Flagrant podcast, Andrew Shulz, expressed his disbelief that MrBeast hadn’t received “the craziest check in history” yet for his original content during an interview.
“I have been offered a pretty crazy one,” Donaldson claimed in response.
“There’s people, not like official term sheets, but people that would be able to afford it, a billion dollars if they could own the channel and the companies and stuff.”
The 24-year-old superstar said that although he was unable to provide any additional information regarding the source or origin of the billion dollar offer, it was most definitely a genuine one.
“Not a term sheet,” he said, “but people who would. If I took it serious, they would’ve been like ‘Okay, let’s figure it out.’ I can’t go any further than that.”
The show’s co-hosts then asked MrBeast if he had an actual price in mind for his YouTube channel and associated brands if he were to sell it all in the future.
He said it would take at least a $10 billion offer.
“It’s so crazy I don’t even want to say it because it’s just where I want to be. If we have a mobile game company and we got 100 million people playing it, and we have a thousand physical Beast Burgers and Feastables in 20,000 stores, it would probably be like $10 billion, $20 billion,” he explained.
“In the future, I think we could be worth way more,” he said.
One of the most well-known and well-paid content creators in the entire world, MrBeast is famous for his antics, including turning a backyard into a ball pit and giving away a million dollars with only one minute to spend it.
He is also known for giving away an island and expensive cars.
Having built his YouTube success from scratch, MrBeast is clearly not looking to sell at this time.
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