MrBeast celebrates hitting 100 million subscribers by giving one follower a private island
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Prolific YouTuber MrBeast has outdone himself once again with another extraordinary video idea to celebrate 100 million subscribers.
The second most subscribed YouTube content creator marked the milestone by giving away a whole private island to one of his subscribers.
He also brought back one of his most viral video ideas in the process - a Squid Games-esque recreation.
Jimmy Donaldson crossed over that extraordinary 100 million subscriber mark last week, becoming only the second independent content creator to do so after PewDiePie.
He promised fans that he would be making his most ‘insane’ video yet to commemorate the occasion and he delivered just a week later.
The video titled ‘I Gave My 100,000,000th Subscriber A Private Island, saw Donaldson fly 100 of his subscribers to the pictueqesue location to compete for the keys to the private island.
The contestants had four gruelling challenges to go through to narrow down the winner.
The first challenge had the contestants lined up across a beach and race to light a fire with bare minimum tools - with the first 50 moving on to the next round.
The second challenge saw MrBeast recreate that iconic Squid Games ‘red light, green light’ game on the middle of a boat out in the ocean.
The next game saw 10 contestants stand on 10 planks, with five planks dropping at random.
The final challenge saw Jimmy hide his 100 million YouTube subscriber plaque somewhere on the island, buried underneath the sand, with the first contestant out of five to find it winning a whole damn island.
Over a million people celebrated 100,000,000 subscribers with me — MrBeast (@MrBeast) July 28, 2022
YouTube is the one thing that’s always made me happy and I’m grateful I get to do this all day everyday :) pic.twitter.com/eJk5icuoQd
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.
He said: “This is over a decade of my life represented in one item.
“From the bottom of my heart, thanks to everyone who’s subscribed. This channel means the world to me and I genuinely appreciate anyone who’s ever watched the videos.”
Another wild idea pulled off by MrBeast in a string of wild video ideas.
In fact, this wasn’t even the first private island the YouTuber has given away after one of his team won a $700,000 island in the Bahamas for a previous 2020 video.
Between incredible giveaways and outlandish video ideas such as his Squid Game recreation, MrBeast has more than deserved his 100 million subscribers.