- Matthew Beam is a 25-year-old YouTuber who has 1.8 million YouTube subscribers.
- Before he found fame, Bem said he tried to “surprise” popular YouTuber MrBeast with a video.
- Beem shared how he drove to MrBeast’s hometown and convinced him to film a collaboration.
Matthew Beam, Colorado Youtube With 1.8 million subscribers, he said he once took a “tremendous risk” by borrowing thousands of dollars for a potential video collaboration with YouTube star MrBeast.
Beem usually posts content about Building Widely Goal. He told Insider that last year, when he still had fewer than 20,000 subscribers, he drove 1,600 miles to MrBeast’s hometown, hoping the gesture would convince the YouTube star to shoot a video with him.
MrBeast, whose real name is Jimmy Donaldson, currently has 97 million subscribers on YouTube and is one of the most watched And the highest paid Creators on the platform. Pim told Insider that Donaldson was his “biggest inspiration” at the time.
In order to get Donaldson’s attention, Bem told Insider that he borrowed $14,000 from a family member to buy and paint a smart car to celebrate the launch of a new YouTube burger chain, MrBeast Burger. (Insider was unable to independently verify the loan with Beem’s financial records.)
Beam said he had previously pitched a video idea to one of Donaldson’s producers, but it was turned down because the producer said Donaldson was too busy to film a collaboration at the time.
“I bought a smart car without asking them because I thought it was a lot easier to say no to an idea than to say something cool was already done,” Bem told Insider.
The YouTuber said he drove 1,600 miles from Colorado to North Carolina, where he knew Donaldson was staying, to persuade his team to let the couple shoot a video together.
“I just learned he lives in that state but I had no idea where. I took some really professional photos of the car, and once we got halfway through, I texted the producer and said, ‘We’re eight hours away.'” I “I’d love to give this car to MrBeast. 20 minutes later, I got a phone call and it was like one of MrBeast’s assistants, telling me he liked the idea.”
Pym then drove to meet Donaldson and shoot the video, telling the insider that he felt it was going to be the “biggest day” of his career to date and that he was “terrified” at first about the way things might go.
“I felt the pressure of what that could mean for my channel,” he said, before adding, “But we ended up getting along really well and it was so much fun.”
On July 27, 2021, Bim published a video, titled, “I’ve Surprised MrBeast with a Custom Car!” which now has 4.5 million views. He told Insider that he was getting about 75 views per video before he met Donaldson, but that his channel “gained some traction” a few months after he posted the collaboration, along with some other customization videos. cars And the projects.
Husband is photographed many of Videos Together since their first meeting, Pem called Donaldson a “great friend”, adding, “I learned a lot from him. He’s always really nice to share information with him and chat and have fun,” he said.
He told Insider that he sometimes texts Donaldson asking for advice about videos he’s working on, and Donaldson also asked Pim for his opinion on potential video thumbnails in the past.
“To be able to have this relationship with him and all the other wonderful people I’ve met is just unreal,” Beam said.
Donaldson’s representatives did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.