Mr Beast Surpasses T-Series as YouTube's Most-Subscribed Channel, Elon Musk Chimes In

MrBeast dethroned T-Series as YouTube's most-subscribed channel, becoming the platform's most popular creator. Elon Musk congratulated MrBeast on his achievement, highlighting the power of creativity and giving.

By Megha Badiger
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Mr Beast Hits New YouTube Milestone, Elon Musk Congratulates


In a major milestone for the YouTube creator world, Jimmy Donaldson, better known as Mr Beast, has officially surpassed the Indian music record label T-Series to become the platform's most-subscribed channel.

As of June 3rd, 2024, Mr Beast's channel sits at a staggering 188 million subscribers, edging past T-Series' 187 million. The achievement marks the first time since 2013 that an individual creator has held the top subscribed spot on YouTube, which has been dominated by corporate channels and music labels in recent years.

Mr Beast, who rose to fame through his elaborate stunts and competitions with massive cash prize giveaways, has been rapidly gaining subscribers thanks to his creative, must-watch content. From recreating the hit Netflix show Squid Game with a $3.5 million prize, to putting $1 million in a massive desert hole, Mr. Beast's videos combine drama, excitement, and altruism in a way no other creator can match.


The milestone quickly caught the attention of none other than Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla and Twitter. Musk, who has interacted with Mr Beast on Twitter before, took to the platform to congratulate the 25-year-old creator, tweeting "Wow, you did it! That's amazing @MrBeast, the #1 subscribed @YouTube channel. Keep delighting everyone with your insane creativity."

Beast responded with humility, thanking Elon and saying "Never would've believed I'd be #1 on YouTube a few years ago. This is incredibly humbling, but just motivation to keep working harder!"

With over 1 billion views on his latest squid game video alone, it seems Mr. Beast's creative stunts and massive giveaways have resonated with the YouTube audience in an unprecedented way. As the new #1, all eyes will be on what incredible, bigger-than-life video he can dream up next.

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