After Elon Musk revealed he would be leaving Twitter, YouTuber MrBeast requested if he might take over as CEO. He has already received a response.
Who’s Mr. Beast first?
Jimmy Donaldson, better known online as MrBeast, was born in the United States on May 7, 1998. He is credited with creating the genre of YouTube videos that focus on pricey stunts.
On November 17, 2022, his MrBeast YouTube account has 112.2 million followers, placing it fourth on the platform and the most of any individual.
With the username MrBeast6000, Donaldson started uploading videos to YouTube at the age of 13 in early 2012. His early content included Let’s Plays and “videos estimating the wealth of other YouTubers.”
In 2017, his “counting to 100,000” video went viral, garnering tens of thousands of views in just a few days. Since then, he has grown in popularity, with most of his videos receiving tens of millions of views.
Mr. Beast as Twitter CEO?
In a Twitter poll earlier this week, Musk had asked followers if they thought he should step down as CEO, adding, “I will abide by the results of this vote.”
Out of a total of more than 17 million votes, 57.5 percent were in favor of Musk resigning.
Later, after finding someone “foolish” enough to accept the position, he stated he would actually relinquish control, clarifying that he would still be active in the business, only to a much smaller degree.
After that, I will only be in charge of the software and server teams, Musk said. “I will retire as CEO as soon as I find someone dumb enough to assume the position.”
And someone has already entered the competition? Mr. Beast, without a doubt.
On Twitter this afternoon (Thursday, December 22), the YouTuber, whose actual name is Jimmy Donaldson, posed the following question: “Can I be the new Twitter CEO?”
Amazingly, the answer wasn’t a flat-out no.
Musk said, “It’s not impossible.”
Numerous celebrities and regular users have declared they will never return to Twitter since Musk seized control of the social media network, and thousands of staff have left or been fired. New features have also been introduced, changed, and removed.
By the time Musk’s vote had ended on Monday, 57.5% of participants had chosen to have Musk stand down, compared to 42.5% who had chosen not to.
Additionally, the post itself received hundreds of thousands of likes and retweets.
He tweeted shortly after the voting opened: “As they say, be cautious what you ask for, as you just could get it.”
By responding to a commenter with the statement, “No one wants the job who can truly keep Twitter alive. There is no succession,” the renegade SpaceX founder also made it clear that there was no one waiting in the wings to take over.
He said that it was difficult to find a new Twitter big cheese in yet another round of tweets.
In another post, he said: “Those who crave power are the ones who least deserve it. The difficulty is not finding a CEO, the question is finding a CEO who can keep Twitter alive.”