American YouTuber Jimmy Donaldson, famously known as ‘MrBeast,’ achieved a groundbreaking feat by becoming the first person to amass one million followers on Threads, the Twitter rival introduced by Meta. What’s even more impressive is that he accomplished this remarkable milestone within a few hours of the app’s launch.
On July 6 at 9:42 a.m. EST, the 25-year-old content creator hit the one-million-follower mark, shortly after joining the platform. The swiftness with which MrBeast gained such a massive following earned him a prestigious spot in the Guinness World Records. In a Twitter video, the Guinness World Records showcased the exact moment when MrBeast 999K Threads followers skyrocketed to one million.
“The moment @mrbeast reached one million followers on Threads… (yes, this is how we monitored the record),” tweeted the official Guinness World Records account.
In response, MrBeast humorously remarked, “Shhhhh, don’t let the Twitter police know I’m cheating on them.”
Currently, MrBeast’s Threads account boasts over 2.7 million followers, while his Twitter account has an astounding fan base of over 21 million followers.
Threads was made available to users in more than 100 countries, including the United States, India, Britain, Japan, and Australia, on Wednesday.
It’s worth noting that in the previous year, MrBeast surpassed PewDiePie, also known as Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg, to become the most subscribed individual on YouTube.
As of now, MrBeast’s YouTube channel has an impressive subscriber count of over 164 million, while PewDiePie has garnered over 111 million subscribers.