Popular YouTuber MrBeast (aka Jimmy Donaldson) couldn't create the wide variety of content he currently puts out without the help of his hardworking team. His current cast of creators who often join him for videos includes Chris Tyson, Chandler Hallow, and Karl Jacobs.
But recently, some of MrBeast's fans have been claiming that one of these crew members "ruins" the vibe of his channel.
Unfortunately, it seems the most disliked member of his crew is currently Karl, who is the most recent addition to his recurring cast of characters. But who is Karl — and why don't people like him?
How old is Karl Jacobs?
Karl is a 22-year-old creator who joined MrBeast's crew in 2020. He reportedly was only five weeks out from graduating college when the wealthy YouTuber offered him a position as an on-screen member of the team, promoting him from the camera work he had been doing for MrBeast prior. Karl took the gig and dropped out of college.
While Karl isn't a child himself, it's clear his brand of humor is meant to appeal better to the younger members of MrBeast's audience.
Older fans of MrBeast tend to often be the ones who aren't particularly fond of Karl's presence in the videos, but this is likely because his "cringey" humor, as some have called it, is not intended for them.
There's really no other explanation for how the creator has "ruined" MrBeast's videos, other than them not liking his particular brand of comedy.
In response to all of this hate, popular gaming creator PewDiePie called out those who disliked Karl, calling them "jealous."
"OK, I have seen more than one of these, of people hating on Karl for no reason," he said in a video, later adding: "Why? Stop hating on Karl, he didn’t do nothing. I am calling on all Karl haters, all right? You're all just jealous.”
What is Karl Jacobs' net worth?
Since joining MrBeast's regular video crew, Karl has established himself well in the gaming world, earning more than 2 million subscribers on his YouTube channel since then. In addition to his work with MrBeast, Karl is also a member of the Dream SMP, where he seems to be decently popular.
In addition to his popular YouTube presence, Karl has also accumulated 2.7 million followers on Twitch, where he streams on a semi-regular basis.
This decent-sized online presence has likely resulted in Karl acquiring a decently sized net worth. While we can't confirm the exact amount that he's worth, Karl is reportedly estimated to be worth anywhere from $500,000 to $2 million.
This appears to be the result of a variety of income sources, considering how spread out his online presence is.
According to Social Blade, Karl easily makes as much as $78,000 a year from AdSense revenue on his YouTube channel alone, despite how infrequently he posts. This is in addition to the money he makes from brand deals and his work with MrBeast, so it's likely his annual income is much higher than this.
As previously stated, though, we can't confirm how much Karl is worth, though plenty of MrBeast's friends and collaborators are said to be similarly wealthy.