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MrBeast, the most-followed YouTuber, has rejected Elon Musk's request to upload his hugely popular videos on X because the mogul's social media site would not generate a “fraction” of the money he earns from the Google-owned platform.
On Saturday, the 25-year-old internet star uploaded his latest video to his more than 224 million subscribers, informing his X followers of job Which reads: “I've downloaded it, go watch or I'll drop you.”
“Upload to this platform too,” the user using DogeDesigner replied.
“Yes,” Musk added as he looks to make
MrBeast, whose real name is Jimmy Donaldson, said that the site owned by the richest man in the world cannot come close to achieving the kind of revenue that YouTube offers.
Donaldson, whose net worth is estimated by Forbes at $500 million, responded to Musk, saying: “My videos cost millions to make, and even if I got a billion views on
“I'm ready to test things out once the monetization really starts!” he added.
YouTube creators who qualify for the YouTube Partner Program (YPP) — which requires a certain number of subscribers, uploads and views — can earn between $3,400 and $30,000 per million video views, according to Yahoo Finance.
Donaldson's latest video, “I Spent 7 Days in Solitary,” has received nearly 54 million views in one day since it was posted.
Meanwhile, Posts on X generates money through engagement and ad revenue for those with verified accounts via the premium subscription option.
A blog site called Life Math Money is run by a guy named Harsh Strongman, who estimates that based on his own earnings on the platform, creators only get $7 per million impressions.
Representatives for X did not immediately respond to The Post's request for comment.
This is the second time in six months that Donaldson has declined a request from Musk to join Against white people.
Last June 2023, Musk responded to Donaldson's post about dropping a new video, saying: “Post on this platform too. Earnings per view should be competitive with YouTube. If not, we will adapt.”
Forbes reported that Donaldson's earnings are the highest of any social media creator.
When he appeared on Forbes' 30 Under 30 list in 2023, the outlet said he earned an annual income of $54 million the previous year — $32 million of which from advertising alone, plus $9 million from sponsored content.
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