MrBeast Shares His Obsession With Achieving Success

In the interview with Forbes, MrBeast shared how obsessed he was with his business.

Building this business is like cocaine to me,” says YouTube’s $500 million man MrBeast who is simply overcome with being successful. In a recent interview with Forbes’s prestigious 30 Under 30 2023 list, MrBeast claims that he is obsessed with success.

MrBeast discussed his desire to create content and build his business during the interview. He also remembered his early days and how his obsession was one of the main reasons for his meteoric achievement.


  • MrBeast claims that he is obsessed with success. 
  • MrBeast admits to being an outcast in his adolescence.

A recent interview with Forbes reveals how Jimmy Donaldson better known as MrBeast, is an American YouTube personality, in recent times, he has become a living legend. Jimmy is a brand in his own way, with over 114 million subscribers and billions of total views on his channel.

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He has effectively established a firm in the digital content creation circle that could one day compete with some of the world’s largest companies. Jimmy is a marketing genius in addition to being a leader in terms of developing unique video concepts. 

Once, he dressed up as modern-day Willy Wonka and built a whole chocolate factory for a video promoting his chocolate brand Feastables. Jimmy also owns several YouTube channels and a thriving fast-food restaurant named Beast Burger.

Jimmy revealed in the interview that he spent five years of his life obsessing over YouTube. He used to watch all of the popular videos thousands of times to figure out why they were so popular.

Although he was obsessed with content production, he claims his internet business had made him an outcast at school. MrBeast revealed in an interview how obsessed he was with his business.

“I simply obsess about it,” he explained. He claims that he used to think about that all the time even when he was sleeping, “Then I dream about it, wake up, and repeat the process. Building this business feels like cocaine for me”.

MrBeast claims that he never met anyone who shared his enthusiasm when he was younger. So he kept his words to himself and concentrated on knowing and perfecting his profession.

Jimmy explained how he gained 100,000 subscribers using a broken iPhone and his brother’s old laptop. He taught himself to edit his films to save money and saved every dime he could to enhance his equipment.

MrBeast is a true encouragement to the younger generation and a brilliant example of hard work over shortcuts.

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