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10th Sep 2022

MrBeast is the richest creator in the world as Forbes releases 2022’s top 50 list

Charlie Herbert

MrBeast is the richest creator in the world as Forbes releases 2022's top 50 list

MrBeast didn’t seem overjoyed by the announcement though

MrBeast has been named as the richest creator in the world by Forbes.

The YouTuber earned the number one spot in the magazine’s 2022 Top Creator’s list.

According to Forbes, the 24-year-old earned a ridiculous $54m in 2021, having 162 million followers, an average engagement of 5.99 percent and entrepreneurship score of three.

Most of his money is reported as having been made from advertisements on his YouTube videos, but this wasn’t the main reason he topped the list.

Forbes stated: “MrBeast earned the No. 1 spot on this list not only because he’s making more than anyone else, but also because his restaurant concept, MrBeast Burger, is a truly entrepreneurial mechanism for the YouTuber to monetise his fame.

“Rather than invest in cooking equipment or delivery infrastructure, MrBeast created the ghost kitchen operation in December 2020, in which people order a MrBeast Burger online and an affiliated restaurant with extra staff prepares the order for delivery.”

Forbes praised the YouTuber for his restaurant concept, MrBeast Burger (Getty)

But the creator didn’t react to the news as happily as you might expect, pointing out some holes in the magazine’s announcement.

He wrote: “Couple edits, I have more than 160 mil followers. Our channels have 200+ mil subs alone. The entrepreneur score seems off, some of my friends with sub 10 employees scored the same as ones with 100+ lol.

“Also can u plz use any other photo of me.”

MrBeast started out on YouTube in 2012, and gained popularity for his outlandish videos, such as spending 50 hours buried alive or buying everything in a store.

Last year, the creator made headlines after creating a real-life version of Squid Game. This saw 456 people take part in his own version of the hit Netflix show which he had almost perfectly recreated – at a cost of around $3.5m – with contestants bidding to win $456,000.

Obviously there was no death involved but each contestant was even fitted with a little explosive dye patch on their stomach to make it look like they had been shot, just like in the series.

It became his most viewed video, and has been watched 287 million times.

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