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MrBeast’s TeamTrees flies past $10 million in a week with support from Elon Musk, Jeffree Star, and JackSepticEye

Elon Musk, MrBeast and Jeffree Star
The mission is racing in the direction of its targe (Picture: Getty – teamtrees – MrBeast)

MrBeast’s TeamTrees mission has reached $10 million (£7.7 million) in lower than a week.

The bushes are absolutely taking up and we’re not even mad.

The star, who’s famend for his loopy challenges, which frequently contain him giving freely an eye-watering amount of cash, has formally outdone himself with the fundraiser, which he started after struggling to plant 20 million bushes himself for a YouTube video.

Partnering with non-profit tree-planting organisation Arbor Day Foundation, he pledged to get to $20 million (£15 million) with a tree being planted for each $1 (£0.77) raised.

MrBeast's TeamTrees
and YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki are among the many prime donors (Picture: TeamTrees.org)

Sharing the information that the fundraiser had reached its midway level simply 5 days in, the YouTube star – actual identify Jimmy Donaldson – tweeted: ‘Over 10,000,000 bushes planted!!! To rejoice and assist get us to that 20 million mark we’ve formally launched TeamTrees merch on the web site!

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‘100% of the profits goes to planting trees! I LOVE YOU GUYS.’

While MrBeast himself started as the largest donor with 100,000 bushes, Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Shopify CEO Tobie Lutke shortly blew him out of the water with donations of 1 million and 1,000,001 bushes respectively.

Fellow and streamers have additionally been getting in on the motion, with Jeffree Star planting 50,000 bushes and writing: ‘Let’s all assist change the world.’

Animator Theodd1sout, who beforehand gained MrBeast’s epic  Battle Royale, paid again his prize cash by planting 33,333 bushes, whereas JaidenAnimations donated 20,000.

Meanwhile, JackSepticEye supported by planting 20,000 bushes, and mentioned: ‘Let’s save the planet’ with his donation of 15,000 bushes.

Want to donate? Check out the Team Trees web site.

Previously, the 21-year-old vlogger opened up about giving freely greater than $1 million (£770,000) over the course of his profession with his heart-warming movies.

MrBeast
He’s bringing the YouTube neighborhood collectively (Picture: Twitter)

He made headlines after one video noticed him ordering a glass of water in eating places and tipping a ridiculous quantity, earlier than occurring to donate 1000’s to small Twitch streamers.

The star did trace on the massive cash he will get paid from his channel as he claimed he gave one punter $100,000 (£79,000) from his personal checking account in a non-sponsored submit.

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‘If you want to know where [all the money] came from,’ he mentioned in one video, ‘my parents aren’t wealthy, I’m solely 20 years previous, each greenback I’ve ever made got here from YouTube.

‘And YouTube just pays better than you think.’

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