YouTube’s Richest Creator MrBeast Seeks $1.5 Billion Valuation

The world’s richest YouTuber is reportedly trying to reap a 10-figure valuation for his a number of profitable ventures. If profitable, they might be the primary influencer-led firms to realize such valuation.

MrBeast (actual title Jimmy Donaldson) is the fifth most subscribed creator on the video platform with various subscribers of 107 million, and earns essentially the most cash of all – Forbes believes that Donaldson wins $54 million per 12 months only for its content material.

He’s recognized for issuing daring and typically harmful challenges towards himself, his buddies, and typically strangers, which all the time include eye-popping prizes. Amongst his different movies, which embrace pranks, video games and elaborate stunts, he additionally movies his philanthropy, typically giving freely homes and vehicles to unsuspecting people.

However his movies are simply a part of his ever-growing model, which now features a meals supply enterprise referred to as MrBeast burgers, a bodily restaurant for his burger chain and a snack model referred to as Feastables. Even a Netflix present could possibly be beneath development.

These firms have already raised enormous sums of cash: feasts have allegedly been remodeled $10 million in income in its first few months, because the YouTuber claimed on Twitter that his burger chain “has shared over $100 million in income with eating places throughout America.”

YouTubers with excessive worth firms

Now Donaldson desires to lift $150 million in a funding spherical for his YouTube channels and varied different companies, in response to a Axios report citing nameless sources. This could worth the businesses collectively at $1.5 billion.

This could be the primary institutional funding in Donaldson’s world portfolio; Feastables individually raised $5 million in January at a valuation of $50 million.

Donaldson can be the primary creator of its form to realize such a valuation, however not the primary YouTube creator to draw traders. The corporate that owns the CoComelon kids’s YouTube channel, Moonbug Leisure, was acquired for $3 billion by Candle Media in 2021.

In the meantime, the corporate that runs MrBeast, Night time Media, has raised $100 million and partnered with the Chernin Group to kind capital of the night timewhich goals to empower creators by permitting them to retail merchandise to their communities.

Fortune has reached out to MrBeast and his administration group for remark.

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