YouTube sensation MrBeast, also known as Jimmy Donaldson, last year sought venture funds for his MrBeast Studios based on a $1.5 Billion valuation. He’s advertising a influencer hiring spree in Colin and Samir’s The Publish Press newsletter. The question is, where will the workers go? In true MrBeast fashion, he’s creating the answer.
In a quiet neighborhood just outside Greenville, North Carolina, MrBeast has been discreetly purchasing homes for his family and employees. With a reported net worth of $100 million and over 50 billion combined views on his videos, Donaldson’s choice of modest homes contrasts with his immense success and the extravagance often associated with internet celebrities.
Over the past few years, the 25-year-old philanthropist and content creator has bought five separate houses in the area where he grew up, located around a cul-de-sac. Despite his wealth and fame, Donaldson prefers to live a life more similar to the average American, away from Hollywood glitz and glamour.
Donaldson’s first home on the street was purchased in 2018 for around $320,000, according to records obtained by The New York Post. The nearly 3,000-square-foot, two-story house features four bedrooms, four bathrooms, a kitchen with granite countertops, and a family room with a gas log fireplace. Additional amenities include a screened-in rear porch, a patio, a basketball court, and a separate storage building.
Over time, MrBeast continued to buy surrounding homes for his family members and employees, often paying above the market price. The second property he purchased in 2020 for $263,000, while the remaining three homes were bought off-market the following year for a combined $1.45 million. Neighbors had various reasons for selling to Donaldson, and some even moved within the same neighborhood.
When not at home or traveling, Donaldson reportedly resides in his studio, where he creates content for his YouTube channel. Known for his high-budget stunts and generous giveaways, MrBeast has pioneered a genre of YouTube videos focused on expensive feats and acts of kindness.