TeamTrees Donations

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TeamTrees is an initiative to fight global warming by planting 20 million trees around the globe. It was started by youtuber MrBeast, former NASA engineer Mark Rober, and hundreds of others from the youtuber community. It was announced on Oct 25, 2019 by MrBeast in his video celebrating 20 million subscribers on his channel. The goal was to raise 20 million U.S. dollars to plant 20 million trees by the end of 2019, and it was met around two weeks before the target date, thanks to the more than half million individual donations.

Raising 20 million dollars in less than two months for such a cause is an extraordinary achievement. The contributions of the following individuals and entities together take up more than 25 percent of the target goal (5,119,348 trees to be exact). Learn more about the Top 10 (actually 11 because of a tie) contributors of the fundraiser by clicking on their names in the list below.

  1. 1. Tobi Lütke (CEO of Shopify) 🌲1,000,001
  2. 2. Elon Musk (CEO of SpaceX, Tesla) 🌲1,000,000
  3. 3. Marc Benioff (co-CEO of Salesforce) 🌲900,000
  4. 4. Plants Vs. Zombies (EA) 🌲500,000
  5. 5. Jack Dorsey (CEO of Twitter) 🌲350,000
  6. 6. OneRecipeOneTree ( 🌲269,343
  7. 7. Scott Chacon (co-Founder of GitHub) 🌲250,001
  8. 8. ELF Development A/S ( 🌲250,000
  9. 9. MrBeast (YouTuber) 🌲200,003
  10. 10. Susan Wojcicki (CEO of YouTube) 🌲200,000
  11. 10. Verizon Green Team 🌲200,000

The range of every contribution spans from one to a million and one trees which is a challenge to visualize on a linear scale. Logarithmic scale helps to better compare contributions of different magnitudes, hence the theoretical volume of the bubbles represent the number of trees in the following chart. The volume is cubically proportional to the radius (or diameter), so if one bubble has a radius of x and the other has a radius of 2x, then volume of the larger bubble is 8 times of the smaller one. The following interactive chart contains a hundred contributions gathered from (starting from a thousand trees and above). Hover over or tap on the bubbles to see the name of the contributor and the amount displayed in the top left corner.

Top #TeamTrees donations in bubbles (drag around the bubbles to rearrange) - the amount of donation is cubically proportional to the diameter of the bubble, the largest one is representing a million and one trees and the smallest one is representing a thousand trees

The fundraiser is still open and the counter is at 21,743,407 trees at the time of writing. You can still be part of the movement by donating on the official website: Help us plant some trees!