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Students in U.S. high schools can get free digital access to The New York Times until Sept. 1, 2021.

A recent Times article profiled Jimmy Donaldson, 22, a YouTube megastar better known as Mr. Beast, whose numerous channels have 91 million subscribers. Mr. Donaldson now hopes to parlay his social media fame into other businesses.

Do you watch a lot of content on YouTube? If so, what are your favorite channels and why? Have you ever thought about creating your own YouTube channel? What would be its focus?

Also: how do you feel about YouTube celebrities like Mr. Beast? Do they deserve the same level of fame and success as “real celebrities?”

Tell us in the comments, then read the related article to learn more about Mr. Beast’s ambitions to further monetize his online fame.