31 October 2019 20:44
His donation is 'from the nine-year-olds' (Pictures: Getty) PewDiePie has donated 69,420 trees to MrBeast's TeamTrees project, which recently surpassed a whopping $10 million (£7.7 million) Not a penny more, not a penny less. The YouTube star revealed his donation on Twitter, writing: 'Boomer here who didnt realize you could leave a message. This is from the 9 year olds #TeamTrees.' At the time of writing, the fundraiser is nearing $11 million (£8.4 million), with Pewds – real name Felix Kjellberg – holding the 10th highest donation spot. MrBeast, who was a big supporter of PewDiePie during the T-Series battle, has truly outdone himself with his new project, which has seen him raising money to plant 20 million trees across the globe. It was a very specific amount (Picture: Twitter) Partnering with non-profit tree-planting organisation Arbor Day Foundation, he pledged to get to $20 million (£15 million) with a tree being planted for every $1 (£0.77) raised.
Managing to reach the halfway point in just a matter of days, it's safe to say he's not doing too badly. Advertisement And Felix isn't the only YouTuber to be getting in on the action, with Jeffree Star planting 50,000 trees and writing: 'Let's all help change the world.' Animator Theodd1sout, who previously won MrBeast's epic Battle Royale, paid back his prize money by planting 33,333 trees, while JaidenAnimations donated 20,000. Meanwhile, JackSepticEye supported by planting 20,000 trees, and Ninja said: 'Let's save the planet' with his donation of 15,000 trees. The top donation spot is held by Shopify CEO Tobi Lutke, who planted 1,000,001 trees, with Tesla CEO Elon Musk right behind at one million. It's not the first time PewDiePie's been involved in charity campaigns, previously raising money with Jack Black for a mental health charity, and donating $10,000 (£8000) of his own money in memory of late YouTube star Etika. MrBeast has long been a supporter of PewDiePie (Picture: @mrbeast) Meanwhile, late last year, his fans raised more than $200,000 (£154,000) for a children's charity at the height of the T-Series battle. The nine-year-olds, as they're known, raised the money for the charity Child Rights and You with donations as high as £10,000 on the GoFundMe page. The Swedish star took to Twitter to thank his followers. 'We raised $239'000 in just a day for @CRYINDIA,' he wrote. 'This will make a big positive impact for children in India! So proud of this community!' Got a showbiz story? If you've got a story, video or pictures get in touch with the Metro.co.uk Entertainment team by emailing us [email protected], calling 020 3615 2145 or by visiting our Submit Stuff page - we'd love to hear from you. MORE: PewDiePie shows off sweet 30th birthday presents from wife Marzia Kjellberg MORE: PewDiePie turns 30 as wife Marzia Kjellberg and Tommy Wiseau share iconic tributes