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Meet Ryan Trahan: The YouTuber Crosses America with a Penny

YouTube content creator Ryan Trahan has been trending on social media as he undertook a challenge to travel across America with just 1 penny to meet legendary YouTuber Jimmy Donaldson, better known as MrBeast.

He has gained immense popularity after he launched a fundraising video series titled “Surviving on $0.01 for 30 Days” dedicated to the hunger-relief organization Feeding America.

As of yesterday, he completed his journey that took 30 days to travel from Los Angeles to North Carolina. He spent $509.21 on transportation and ate from McDonald’s daily. He managed to raise nearly $1.4 million with 14K donations. MrBeast contributed $102,000 to feeding families.

Here’s everything you need to know about Ryan Trahan and his journey of crossing America with just 1 penny.

Who is Ryan Trahan?

Ryan Trahan is an American YouTuber and Entrepreneur popular for his vlogs, challenges, commentary, and lifestyle videos.

Ryan Trahan was born in the year 1998 in the small town of Eagle Lake, Texas. He studied at Rice High School in Altair, Texas. According to his social media posts, Ryan is very close to his family, especially his dad and brother Matthew.

Ryan Trahan is a very famous YouTuber whose YouTube channel has more than 9.89 million subscribers at the time of writing this article which garnered over a whopping 1.1 billion channel views.

As per YouTube statistics tracking website SocialBlade, Ryan’s subscriber count has increased by one million in the last 30 days because of his latest challenge.

Ryan Trahan’s traversal across America to meet┬áMrBeast

Ryan Trahan started his month-long journey last month on 1st June and uploaded the first video titled “I Survived On $0.01 for 30 Days”.

He worked with Team Feed to assist in the eradication of hunger in America.

The main objective of the challenge is to display how powerful a penny is and how it can help people fight and end hunger according to Team Feed’s donation page.

In his journey, the 23-Year-old YouTuber is targeted to utilize a single penny in order to survive for one month while he traverses across the nation.

Know the Penny Challenge Rules

As per the rules, Ryan should begin with just $0.01 and must use his entrepreneurial skills to garner funds to support his travel across America, which he does very well by buying and selling items.

However, the catch is that the entire profit must come from the penny, and all expenses like food, transport, and expenses also should come from the penny’s profit.

He introduced the challenge and the ground rules were set as, “This is a penny and I’m going to use it to cross America in the next 30 days. Here’s the rules. Rule number one, all profits must come from the penny. Rule number two, all grub, boarding and transportation must come from the profit from the penny.”

All through his videos, users are motivated to donate generously to his project. However, each time a donor contributes $50,000, The Great Reset gets activated thereby forcing Ryan to lose all his profits following which he has to start again with just $0.01.

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Archana Kabra
Archana Kabra is a Freelance Writer and has been extensively writing stuff related to Entertainment, Lifestyle, and Technology. She is also an ardent music lover. Twitter handle: @archana153sarda


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