YouTuber MrBeast Buys Out US Neighbourhood For His Employees: Report
MrBeast, a popular content creator with more than 150 million subscribers on YouTube, has bought several houses in the US neighborhood for himself, his family and his staff, the New York Post reported. The neighborhood is located in the southeastern suburbs of Greenville, North Carolina.
25-year-old MrBeast, whose real name is Jimmy Donaldson, is known for his philanthropic efforts and sensational YouTube videos. His videos have received over 40 billion views and his net worth is $54 million.
According to the report, there are five modest houses in the neighborhood, near where he grew up, and the first property he bought cost $318,000.
He bought his first home on the street in 2018 for $320,000. The two-story home has four bedrooms and four bathrooms and is 3,000 square feet. After the first purchase, he slowly began buying up the rest of the houses around him for family and employees, paying more than market value for each property each time.
In 2020, he bought his second home for $263,000, and in 2021 and 2022 he bought three other homes for a total of $1.45 million. There is only one house on the street that Mr. Beast does not own.
“My understanding is that anyone who’s reserved for anything is the best school district in the area, and they have kids in school,” Aaron Bowden, who sold his home in Donaldson, told The Post last year.
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“I don’t know because I haven’t walked in their shoes, but they might change their minds when their kids get out of high school and college,” he added.
Mr. Beast’s main YouTube channel is the fourth most subscribed channel on the platform. He is also credited with pioneering the genre of YouTube videos centered around expensive stunts.
Apart from them, one of his popular formats is the ‘Last to Leave’ videos, where the last person to complete a task wins a cash prize. The reason he has amassed so many followers is because he shares his great wealth to help others.
Recently, he spent $3 million to get hearing aids for 1,000 people in the deaf community.
He’s also in the restaurant business, opening a virtual (delivery-only) concept called Mr. Beast Burger in late 2020.