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

Poppy Bilderbeck

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

Featured Image Credit: MrBeast Burger/MrBeast/YouTube

Forbes' 2022 Top Creators list has revealed that MrBeast is the current richest and best creator in the entire world.

As if hitting 100 million subscribers on YouTube and becoming the highest earning YouTuber in history wasn't enough, MrBeast, whose real name is Jimmy Donaldson, has added another string to his bow.

Coming in at number one on Forbes' 2022 Top Creators, the 24-year-old has been announced as the world's current wealthiest and top-notch creator.

MrBeast (Jimmy Donaldson) has been named as Forbes' Top Creator of 2022. Credit: MediaPunch Inc/ Alamy Stock Photo
MrBeast (Jimmy Donaldson) has been named as Forbes' Top Creator of 2022. Credit: MediaPunch Inc/ Alamy Stock Photo

MrBeast was reported by Forbes as having earned a whopping $54 million 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 the main reason for him nabbing the top spot?

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."

However, MrBeast didn't respond to the announcement quite as joyfully as you might expect.

Taking to Twitter, he replied to Forbes' post to thank them for the 'number one spot' but then took the time to correct some of their statistics.

He wrote: "Couple edits, I have more then 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 first started out on YouTube in 2012, gaining popularity for his outlandish and daring videos.

From buying 'everything in a store' to spending '50 hours buried alive', the content creator truly goes all out for his followers, whether it be splashing the cash or putting himself in dangerous scenarios.

While not everyone was a fan of his recreation of hit Netflix survival show Squid Game - one calling the recreation 'ironic' and another echoing that MrBeast had missed the 'point' of the show - the video still amassed over 200 million views.

Following after MrBeast in Forbes' 2022 Top Creators are the likes of Charli D'Amelio, who rose to fame with her dancing videos on TikTok.

Despite falling just after MrBeast, her net from 2021 is just a fraction - but still very impressive - of the YouTuber's, coming in at a total of $17.5 million.

And in third place is podcaster Alexandra Cooper, who earned $20 million in 2021.


In celebration of recently hitting 100 million subscribers on the platform, MrBeast decided to mark the milestone by giving his 100,000,000th subscriber their own private island.

What he'll do to celebrate having made the number one spot on Forbes' 2022 Top Creators list? Who knows, but one thing's pretty much for certain, it will likely include a hell of a lot of money.

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Topics: News, YouTube, Social Media, Viral, Money

Poppy Bilderbeck
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