Jimmy “Mr. Beast” Donaldson (some think he’s the richest YouTuber) wants to plant 20 million trees and looks like he is almost there. YouTube philanthropist and creator of #TeamTrees initiative has successfully raised $20 million with help from big names like Ninja, Alan Walker, Marshmello, Elon Musk (Tesla) and thousands of fans.
Mr. Beast smashes his $20 Million #TeamTrees target
Jimmy’s fight against climate change in the form of the #TeamTrees campaign met its first success earlier this Thursday. MrBeast has triumphantly achieved the “$20 million” goal and continues to receive more donations.
Donaldson shared his emotions in a Twitter post. Thanking everyone and encouraging fans to keep going, Mr. Beast writes:
We did it!! Thank you so much to the over 500,000 different people that donated. Teamtrees is more than planting 20 million trees, it is a movement that shows we care and we want to make change.
Some reactions from Mr. Beast’s followers are quite noticeable. Craig Thompson @MiniLaddd calls him a hero.
You’re incredible Jimmy! You and Mark Rober have done something bigger than yourselves. You brought the world together and made a change. You’re a hero.
Bill Pulte @pulte acknowledges the positive use of social media by Mr. Beast and calls it inspiring.
Well done! Social media being used for GOOD! Inspiration!
Some Prominent Names linked with #TeamTrees
Mr. Beast’s collaboration with Arbor Day Foundation aims at planting a tree for every dollar donated. Some of YouTube’s influencers like Marques Brownlee, iJustine, and Simone Giertz are also helping in the program’s promotion.
Shopify CEO Tobi Lutke donated $1 million and 1 dollar, Elon donated $1 million, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey ($350,000), Alan Walker ($100,001) and Mr. Beast himself donated $200,002. Mark Rober and Jeffree Star donated $50,000.
If you want to be a part of this campaign too, visit the official #TeamTrees website.