Hold onto your hats, folks, because when it comes to YouTube stardom, one name reigns supreme: MrBeast. With a jaw-dropping 160 million viewers under his belt, this guy needs no introduction. But what about his lesser-known brother, CJ Donaldson? Prepare to have your mind blown. Charles “CJ” Donaldson, formerly known as MrBro in the vast realm of social media, is a force to be reckoned with in the world of American YouTubers. Now, we all know him as MrBeast’s older brother, but he’s got his own claim to fame in the YouTube sphere and across various social media platforms.
Born and bred in the heart of Georgia, USA, CJ, and his family eventually made their way to Greenville, North Carolina, where they put down roots and called it home. Fast forward to 2019 when MrBeast dropped the bombshell announcement about his brother’s new channel, aptly named MrBro. The viewers flocked to CJ’s corner, eager to witness the magic he had in store. On March 17, 2019, MrBeast took to Twitter, asking his loyal fans if his big bro should venture into the world of YouTube. The response was overwhelming, with an outpouring of positive comments that paved the way for CJ’s grand entrance. In a tweet brimming with pride, MrBeast wrote, “My brother is launching his channel this week! He has some amazing videos to come out and I’m happy for his work. You should subscribe! (he will drop some jams)”
And drop some jams he did. On that fateful day, August 28, 2019, CJ Donaldson unleashed his very first video upon the world. The style and essence of his content closely mirrored that of his sibling. Heck, even the equipment and staff behind the scenes were generously provided by the man himself, Jimmy, aka MrBeast.
However, CJ’s use of the moniker MrBro didn’t come without its fair share of controversy. Some YouTube enthusiasts claimed that his content and thumbnail designs were too similar to his brother’s, leading to accusations of imitation. Detractors even dubbed his crew the “Budget MrBeast Team.” The criticism took its toll on CJ, prompting him to take a hiatus from YouTube for a solid six months starting in October 2020. His main channel, now dubbed CjTheseDays, went quiet, with no videos to be found until June 5, 2021.
But don’t fret, my friends, for CJ Donaldson is a man of transformation. He yearned to break free from the shadow of his twin on YouTube, and he did so with a name change that shook the platform. Enter CjTheseDays, a rebirth of sorts for our resilient YouTuber. Embracing the world of gaming, CJ launched his new channel, aptly titled CJTheseGames, on June 7, 2022. Since then, he’s garnered an impressive following of over 90K subscribers, with one video soaring past the 160K view mark. Fans rallied around him, supporting his journey as he shed the MrBro persona and embarked on this exciting gaming adventure.
So there you have it, folks, the lowdown on CJ Donaldson, the man behind the scenes, the brother of the YouTube sensation MrBeast. From the birth of MrBro to the rise of CJTheseGames, his journey has been filled with twists and turns. One thing’s for sure, this YouTuber knows how to captivate an audience and carve out his own path in the world of digital entertainment. Keep your eyes peeled for what CJTheseDays has in store because he’s just getting started.