MrBeast giveaway

Why were you seeing MrBeast all over Instagram?

By Olivia Richman


May 13, 2023

Reading time: 2 min

You have probably seen a family member or friend post a story on Instagram with YouTuber Jimmy “MrBeast” Donaldson holding a ton of cash — or you’ve at least seen the memes making fun of it. But why is everyone posting that picture of MrBeast?

MrBeast is one of the richest YouTubers in the world and is known for his charitable actions. He has used his money to plant trees, give people their hearing back, and provide shoes to struggling communities in third-world countries. This left a lot of people curious when they started seeing images of him holding a briefcase full of cash all over the internet.

Turns out, MrBeast is giving it all away.

What is the MrBeast giveaway?

MrBeast recently celebrated his birthday earlier in May. He decided to give back to his fans as a way to celebrate — but he did it in his signature over-the-top style.

On Instagram, MrBeast posted that he was giving away $50,000 to five of his followers, meaning each winner would get $10,000. All they had to do is:

  1. Follow him on Instagram
  2. Share the infamous Instagram post on your story
  3. Tag someone in the comments of the post

Is the MrBeast giveaway a scam?

The MrBeast giveaway has concluded, which is why you probably noticed the repetitive stories from your friends finally going away.

On MrBeast’s Instagram highlights, you can check out the ten confirmed winners of the contest. He ended the highlight reel by stating that these are the only ten winners and anyone else who has been contacted about the giveaway is getting scammed.

As a result of the giveaway, MrBeast’s Instagram follower count has skyrocketed to 38.8 million.