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MrBeast learned a valuable lesson when he was burgled and robber didn't take '$2 million' on show

Emily Brown

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MrBeast learned a valuable lesson when he was burgled and robber didn't take '$2 million' on show

YouTuber MrBeast definitely learned a valuable lesson after he miraculously managed to avoid having $2 million (£1.6m) stolen from him when a thief broke into his house.

As one of the top-subscribed YouTubers in existence, MrBeast isn't exactly strapped for cash.

In fact, he regularly offers his viewers chances to win huge sums of money - but just because he doesn't mind giving it away doesn't mean he wants it taken from him. Hear how he somehow avoided that below:



MrBeast recalled being robbed when he sat down for an interview on the YouTube channel Flagrant, when he was hanging out with the hosts and was asked why he had a 'detachment' from money.

The YouTuber responded by pointing out the difference between money and material objects, describing the latter as 'pointless'.

As someone who likes to sleep in a bed, eat dinner at a table and, yes, scroll social media on a phone, I have to disagree, but MrBeast did at least explain that he was referring more to luxuries like fancy cars.

However, he only realised his lack of a need for fancy clothes and cars after splashing some cash on them in the first place, and it was unfortunately after he'd filled his wardrobe with designer clothes that someone chose to break in to his house.

MrBeast had $2million in Bitcoin. Credit: @mrbeast/Instagram
MrBeast had $2million in Bitcoin. Credit: @mrbeast/Instagram

Recalling the incident, MrBeast explained that he saw his front door had been kicked in and his TV and clothes had gone, along with other personal possessions right down to a blanket.

He wasn't so bothered about those, though, because the first thing his mind went to was all of the money he had wrapped up in Bitcoin.

You might think the crypto would be protected by a password, and it was, but MrBeast unfortunately wasn't quite smart enough at the time to keep that password hidden.


He explained: "I had a laptop, and [right next to it] was written my private key. It just said 'Bitcoin private key'."

The YouTuber had recently publicised his ownership of Bitcoin to the world with a tweet, and he'd managed to get $2 million of the cryptocurrency after its value skyrocketed when he invested $100,000 (£82,000)

MrBeast had his clothes, TV and blanket stolen. Credit:  Jeffrey Mayer / Alamy Stock Photo
MrBeast had his clothes, TV and blanket stolen. Credit: Jeffrey Mayer / Alamy Stock Photo

He said the money was 'every dollar to [his] name' at that point, and was convinced it would all be gone.


But when he loaded up his desktop computer, which was still there, he realised it was his lucky day. The thief hadn't got their hands on the Bitcoin, and he was able to move it into a more secure location.

"That robber's a f**king moron," Mr Beast said. "He's busy stealing my TV, my f**king blanket, instead of the f**king Bitcoin that was sitting right there."

I wish I didn't have to say this, but learn from MrBeast - don't write your passwords down. And if you have to, at least don't write them right next to the thing you're trying to protect.

Featured Image Credit: @mrbeast/Instagram

Topics: Celebrity, Money, Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency, YouTube

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