Donaldson now holds the title of the world’s second most popular YouTube channel as it took him nearly a decade to get to the first 100 million, and 15 months to grow to 200 million.
“We hit 200,000,000 subscribers! If you traveled back in time and showed this screenshot to me when I was 13, there is 0 shot he'd believe it's real haha,” Donaldson wrote on X.
We hit 200,000,000 subscribers!
If you traveled back in time and showed this screenshot to me when I was 13, there is 0 shot he’d believe it’s real haha 🥺❤️
This is just the beginning though, I still have decades left in the tank 😈 pic.twitter.com/xnITlyYJ5q
— MrBeast (@MrBeast) October 15, 2023
The 25-year-old from Wichita, Kansas became the first person with an unbranded YouTube channel to hit 200 million subscribers ever on the platform.
As one of the most-viewed and highest-paid creators on the platform, Donaldson is known for videos centered around stunts and challenges, giving away loads of money or high-stake prizes like a Lamborghini.
His early popular videos include challenges such as counting from zero to 100,000 straight for countless hours to reading every word in the dictionary.
“This is just the beginning though, I still have decades left in the tank,” Donaldson wrote on X.
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Edited by Nykeya Woods