YouTuber MrBeast — whose real name is Jimmy Donaldson — said he received an offer of $1 billion to take over his content empire, including his main channel which has over 100 million subscribers, but turned it down.
During an appearance on the Flagrant podcast on September 27, co-host Andrew Shulz said he was "shocked" that Donaldson hadn't been offered "the craziest check in history" for his content.
"I have been offered a pretty crazy one," Donaldson said. "There's people, not like official term sheets, but people that would be able to afford it, a billion dollars if they could own the channel and the companies and stuff."
The 24-year-old said he couldn't give any further details of who or where the offer came from but that it was a legitimate offer.
Flagrant's co-hosts asked Donaldson whether he had a price in mind for his channel and associated endeavors if he were to sell in the future.