MrBeast loses millions on latest YouTube video

By Olivia Richman


Jul 15, 2023

Reading time: 2 min

YouTuber Jimmy “MrBeast” Donaldson is known for his extravagant videos and his sizeable net worth. But he shocked fans when he revealed exactly how much he earns from ad revenue on YouTube.

MrBeast has recently created a ton of high-production videos that have cost him millions, including recreating Squid Games and, most recently, crashing trains and other vehicles to do some of the most “insane experiments of all time.” The video currently has 87 million views, but it’s not as lucrative as you may think.

MrBeast reveals YouTube ad revenue

MrBeast recently shared some insane statistics behind his “Train Vs. Giant Pit” video. According to the philanthropist content creator, this latest video cost $3 million to produce.

Despite this insane production cost, MrBeast revealed that he only made $167,000 in ad revenue. According to Muaaz, this was information shared on MrBeast’s Twitter Subscription, which MrBeast later confirmed.

So where is MrBeast making his millions? MrBeast’s income is probably from sponsors and partnerships, including the partners he promotes within his videos. It’s unclear how much he exactly makes from this and where else he makes his money, but he must be doing something right to be worth tens of millions!

How much is MrBeast worth?

MrBeast has an alleged net worth of $100 million. This is said to be largely from partnerships and brand deals. He also owns a lot of side hustles, including his increasingly popular Feastables chocolate bar line. It looks like Hershey’s may even feel threatened by Feastables.