Massively popular YouTuber Mr Beast has just put his name into the bag to become the new CEO of the video based platform.
Jimmy Donaldson, the man behind the 134 million subscribers YouTube channel, has also acquired a considerable amount of money through his work.
YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki is stepping down pic.twitter.com/vpjnMEJSL3
— Dexerto (@Dexerto) February 16, 2023
The 24-year-old is now setting his sights on literally owning the platform which contributed to, if not creating, his wealth.
Responding to a tweet which shared the news of YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki stepping down, Mr Beast asked: ‘Can I be CEO?’
Now, this could might very well be a joke, but given his net worth as well as the ongoing trend of popular rich people buying entire platforms (Musk and Twitter), this might become a possibility.
Wojcicki announced on Thursday February 16th that she would be stepping down after nine years leading the platform. For the time being, the position of fCEO is going to chief product officer Neal Mohan.
Can I be CEO
— MrBeast (@MrBeast) February 16, 2023
“Today, after nearly 25 years here, I’ve decided to step back from my role as the head of YouTube and start a new chapter focused on my family, health, and personal projects I’m passionate about,” she announced.
She continued: “For all the YouTubers I’ve had the privilege to work with, you have done so much to make this platform better over the years.