February 29, 2024

James Stephen, widely known as MrBeast, has bid farewell to YouTube and set sail for X (formerly Twitter), dropping an explosive video on the platform. The maverick of online stunts and giveaways took the internet by storm as his first X video, titled “$1 Car vs $100,000,000 Car!!!,” achieved a staggering 10 million views within a mere 24 hours.

This bold leap follows a cryptic interaction with tech magnate Elon Musk, who suggested MrBeast explore the untapped potential of X. This bold leap follows a cryptic interaction with tech magnate Elon Musk, who suggested MrBeast explore the untapped potential of X. Responding to Musk’s advice, MrBeast revealed, “My videos cost millions to make,” expressing skepticism about the platform’s ability to fund his extravagant productions. However, the content creator seems poised for experimentation, stating, “I’m down though to test stuff once monetization is really cranking!”

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The ad clip, strategically labeled as a test for X’s revenue potential, comes with an intriguing caption: “I’m curious how much ad revenue a video on X would make so I’m reuploading this to test it. Will share ad rev next week.” With 25 million followers on X, the philanthropic powerhouse is set to explore new frontiers beyond YouTube’s colossal user base of 231 million subscribers.

Amidst speculations about his potential earnings on X, it’s worth noting that MrBeast is no stranger to financial triumphs. On YouTube alone, he’s raking in an estimated $3-5 million monthly through ads and sponsorships, positioning him as a heavyweight in the digital celebrity realm. Forbes projects his income to secure a coveted spot among the top 40 on their Celebrity 100 list, outshining luminaries like Billie Eilish, Kim Kardashian, Angelina Jolie, and even K-pop sensation BTS.

Meanwhile, MrBeast’s latest move promises to redefine online content creation and its economic landscape with the X platform as his new canvas.

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