Mr Beast is killing the YouTube game & has been for years now. As far as the screenshot above from the early days, I mean Motivation for YouTubers vs Cutting a table in half with plastic knives are completely different types of videos.
OMG take a look at the view counts on his last 20+ YouTube videos, its insane
I think a good example is when he gave 10k to a homeless person. He insisted on 10k instead when he could only pay 5k because the quality and sound of '10k' is (obviously) way better than 5k for a Youtube video. I personally would never up it to 10k which probably shows why he's so good at youtube.