MrBeast Beats Dwayne Johnson at $100,000 Rock, Paper, Scissors Game



  • MrBeast, America’s biggest YouTuber, challenged Dwayne Johnson to a game of rock, paper, scissors.
  • The YouTuber said he would donate $100,000 to charity if he lost the game to Johnson. 
  • In the end, both celebrities said they would donate $100,000 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. 

America’s biggest YouTuber MrBeast challenged Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson to a game of rock, paper, scissors, with a penalty of donating $100,000 to charity for the person who lost. 

The YouTuber, whose real name is Jimmy Donaldson, was pictured meeting Johnson at the New York premiere for “Black Adam,” Johnson’s latest film, on October 12. Donaldson posted a YouTube Short on October 21 which had an on-screen caption that said, “I challenged The Rock to rock, paper, scissors.” 

“If you beat me, I’ll donate $100,000 to charity, whichever one you want,” Donaldson said in the video as he stood opposite Johnson, who replied, “Wow,” and accepted the YouTuber’s challenge. 

The pair played a round of the game and drew when they both chose “paper.” Playing a second time, the pair drew again, both choosing “scissors.” 

At this point in the video, Johnson interrupted the game to say that if Donaldson now won, he would “match” the $100,000 that the YouTuber was offering to donate, and give it to charity. 

“Oh my gosh, I was not expecting that,” Donaldson said. 

When the pair played the game a third time, Donaldson won, choosing “paper” when Johnson chose “rock.” 

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Johnson could be seen laughing in the video as he said he would donate the promised amount to charity. “I’ll do it,” he said. 

Donaldson responded by saying, “Well, if it makes you feel better I’ll still donate 100k as well.” 

The YouTuber then asked Johnson what charity he wanted them to both donate to, and Johnson chose the Make-A-Wish Foundation, a non-profit organization that aims to fulfill the wishes and dreams of children with chronic illnesses. 

Donaldson’s video received 730,000 likes, and many commenters praised the pair for their charitable actions.  

“The Rock and Jimmy together donating $200k to help sick children is the most heart-warming thing I’ve seen today!” said one top comment with 2,900 likes. 

“Thank you for both donating. He lost, but you matched him. Very classy,” said another commenter. 

Other people said that they were pleased to see Johnson and Donaldson collaborating in a video, writing, “The duet we needed,” and “Two legends I never thought I would see together but I’m so glad I have.” 

Donaldson, the second-most-subscribed individual YouTuber in the world, is known among his 107 million subscribers for posting altruistic-style videos where he gives away large sums of money. Last year, he recreated the Netflix show “Squid Game” for a competition video with a $456,000 prize, and in June, he gave away $500,000 to a fan in a competition inspired by “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.” 

Johnson has previously delighted fans by working with popular internet celebrities on projects and video collaborations. When he launched his own YouTube channel in 2016, he filmed with influencers such as Lilly Singh and Ali-A. 

He also formed a friendship with YouTube vlogger Logan Paul, and the duo released a song together in 2017. In June 2022, Paul said that Johnson “cut ties” with him after a 2017 video of Paul filming a dead body in Japan went viral and left him mired in controversy. Johnson did not respond to Insider’s request for comment at the time. 

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