YouTuber MrBeast went viral this week for a truly charitable act.
“The only influencer that stayed true to his cause,” wrote one fan.
“Thank you to his mom and dad for raising a boy that turned into a wonderful man that likes to give and help others. He’s one you tuber I have always allowed my son to watch. Way to go Mr beast people are so proud and thankful for your generosity,” added another.
Fans also realized how much the fact of generosity cost.
And it’s blowing peoples’ minds even more.
“Bro is the real goat… imagine actually helping people,” one fan gushed.
“More people could do as he did… instead they are busy judging him for doing good,” another pointed out.
However, there were certain naysayers about the video.,
But MrBeast has tackled the critique head on.
And now, the surgeon who worked with MrBeast on the famous video has opened up.
Revealing that he almost didn’t take part!
His latest YouTube video shows him curing 1,000 people of their blindness.
And this hasn’t been Beast’s only achievement …
He had already been named the richest YouTube creator by Forbes…
And he;s also recently become the most subscribed YouTube channel, beating out Pewdiepie.
MrBeast, whose real name is Jimmy Donaldson, is never one to mince his words.
Especially when it comes to money.
On an episode of the Full Send Podcast, he gave his opinion on TikTok…
Including his prediction for the app.
MrBeast was asked if TikTok would eventually take over his beloved YouTube…
He explained: “I thought the same but YouTube Shorts, they’ve really taken some huge strides.”
The reason? Money, of course!
“So starting in January, if you get like, hypothetically, a billion views on TikTok, whatever that is, that’s like $1,000. A billion views over here on YouTube? I mean, that could literally make you like $100,000,” MrBeast said.
The host then asked: “Is TikTok going to adapt to that, you think?”
To which MrBeast replied: “Yeah, I think they’re going to be forced to.”
He was also asked what he thought this meant for the biggest TikTok stars.
“Charli [D’Amelio], Addison [Rae] – all these people, if they can just literally do what they’re doing but over on YouTube and make a bag off of shorts and then on top of that, that boosts long form which makes even more money, you’re gonna be crazy to be a TikTok first content creator,” MrBeast said.
The YouTuber admitted that he sees a mass migration to YouTube Shorts in the future.
Where they will be able to, “‘gain subs, get more views on your long-form, and make f****** money.”
“You really think TikTok over here printing tens of billions of dollars is just overnight going to go, ‘You know what? Half of these tens of billions, we’re just gonna give it away.’
“All I’m saying is, once this Partner Program kicks into effect on Shorts, I think you’re gonna see a lot of big TikTokers coming over here,” he said.
And it’s clear MrBeast is enjoying the spoils of YouTube content creation…
He recently revealed a shocking income source to the world…
He has been paid $250,000 in the past for personalized videos for billionaire’s kids!
Now that’s got to be the easiest money ever, right?
According to Forbes, the twenty-four-year-old earned USD $54 million in 2021, with his net worth currently being USD $25 million.
Beast then hit another huge milestone…
MrBeast is officially the most subscribed YouTuber ever!
He has overtaken the previous titleholder, PewDiePie, and has 111 million subscribers and counting!
And MrBeast’s latest video shows he wants to give back.
In the video, he explains that for many blind people, a simple procedure can help restore their sight.
Not everyone can afford this expensive treatment.
But MrBeast can!
“Half of all the blindness in the world is people who need a 10-minute surgery,” a doctor explains in the video.
“If you’re wondering how the surgery allows people to see again, it’s because the lens in their eyes is so cloudy that they can’t see through it.”
“So the surgeon uses a tiny vacuum to suck up the clouded lens. And replace it with an artificial one. The surgery is that simple! They can see again.”
In the emotional video, 1,000 people have their sight restored through this procedure.
One man said, “I can see everybody’s faces now – a little blurry with my tears coming out.”
One fan has done the calculations as to exactly how much this all cost MrBeast.
First caveating that the sum depends “on several factors such as location, type of procedure, insurance coverage and surgeon experience.”
“Assuming an average cost of $5,000 per eye, the cost of curing 1,000 people’s blindness would be $5 million,” they revealed.
Though, “this estimate is rough and can vary greatly depending on the specific circumstances of each patient. It is best to consult with healthcare providers and insurance companies for more accurate cost estimates.”
However, some people took umbrage with the concept of the video.
One stated: “It’s deeply frustrating to have to rely on a benevolent content king making feel-good videos, rather than addressing the root causes of these problems.”
Another added : “You are not, & will never be, the last rich person to use their wealth to also buy them social capital, while demanding your position grants you to be worshipped by uncritical impoverished people.
“You’re not special, you’re literally textbook rich white man with a god complex.”
However, MrBeast has addressed the controversy.
He said: “Twitter – Rich people should help others with their money. Me – Okay, I’ll use my money to help people and I promise to give away all my money before I die. Every single penny. Twitter – MrBeast bad.”
And now, the surgeon who collaborated with MrBeast has revealed BTS secrets from the video.
Including that it almost didn’t happen!
Dr. Levenson admitted: “I had never heard of MrBeast so, I almost hung up. But I gratefully did not hang up.”
We bet the participants are glad, too!
The polarizing video broke YouTube records, with over 20 million views in the first 12 hours.
Watch for yourself right here.