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MrBeast has turned down a $1 billion offer for his channel

Shola Lee

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MrBeast has turned down a $1 billion offer for his channel

It has emerged that MrBeast turned down an eye-watering amount of money that would've put him amongst the wealthiest bunch in the world.

While many of us dream of joining the billionaire club, whose strange assortment of alumni includes Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, and Kylie Jenner, the highest grossing YouTuber of 2021 didn't seem to give a f**k.

He made the shocking announcement in a recent interview and we can't help but respect his reason why.

For those not familiar, the 23-year-old American star, whose real name is Jimmy Donaldson, is one of the most followed people on YouTube - with a staggering 105 million subscribers.

He's had huge projects in the past year, one of which included recreating the Netflix smash hit Squid Game on his channel.

So, it's no wonder that investors were interested in his channel and were prepared to pay a hefty price.

So much so, MrBeast explained one eye-watering offer he turned down during a recent appearance on the FLAGRANT podcast.

As the content creator told hosts, there's been a fair few interested in purchasing his channel: "There’s people, not like official term sheets, but you know like people that would actually be able to afford it."

MrBeast turned down a billion. Credit: MrBeast/YouTube
MrBeast turned down a billion. Credit: MrBeast/YouTube

"Like you know, ‘a billion dollars if we could own the channel and the companies’ and stuff like that. And I’m like, ‘oh that sounds enticing but I don’t know if I want to work for my YouTube channel," he added.

Yep, a whole billion dollars, and MrBeast wasn't interested, which might just be one of the most baller moves we've ever seen.

However, MrBeast isn't exactly struggling to make bank, as Forbes revealed in their 2021 rich list.

His reported earnings were set to be $54 million (£39.5 million) in 2021 and given that his following is continuing to grow, we expect to see him back on the list at the end of this year.

And, given that he celebrated hitting 100 million subscribers by giving away a literal island, he seems pretty happy with his decision.

The video titled: "I Gave My 100,000,000th Subscriber A Private Island", saw Donaldson fly 100 of his subscribers to the picturesque location to compete for the keys to the private island. 

The contestants had four gruelling challenges to go through to narrow down the winner.

When the winner finally uncovered the prize, MrBeast showed off his shiny plaque and thanked all his subscribers for a decade of time spent on the platform.

And, we're pretty sure that video's going to drive offers on his channel even higher.

Featured Image Credit: YouTube/FLAGRANT

Topics: Celebrity, YouTube, News, Money, US News

Shola Lee
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