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Strangers Play Monopoly with Real Money

Strangers Play Monopoly with Real Money


The question is “Would you like to contribute to the prize pool? If so, please do it now.” I’m willing to contribute. I’ll put up to another $750. I’ll make it $1,000. Are you kidding? No! You’re serious? Yes! [upbeat jazz music] Jessica: I feel like this is the Hunger Games D’Andre: Hey! yeah.. This is important, here we go! My name is D’Andre Coates and I work at University of Southern California, so USC and I work in Residence Life Student Affairs My name is Aneesh. I work at a healthcare start-up as a medical scribe trainer Oh my god, this is real money too. [laughs] I’m Jess Lizama I’m a YouTuber and blogger, I’ve been doing it since before YouTube was a thing. Since 2009, so, OG YouTube in the house! My name is Mike Makabi, I’m in real estate and marketing. I love what I do. I’m very good at what I do and, uh, that’s my calling in life. I found it, I guess I’m blessed for that. Oh, doubles! Cannon! That’s chance. So how much would you chop off a limb for? Forty million dollars. They may not- they may go with someone else. What, was that just a shot in the dark? Well because that means that I’d be able to get that limb prosthetically put back on and I also would have peace of mind because I did this for no less than forty million dollars. Your worth? Okay I’m gonna go and say forty-two million. I would say a hundred million because, I’m a strong girl. My legs are strong; whoever’s getting this left leg – squat for days. Yeah, I would never chop off any limb for any amount of money. I would however chop off any body part for someone I loved. Oh that’s a conce… cop-out. I would’ve done the same thing! That’s a less realistic answer than I expected. Read the question! Five. What was the most financially desperate time of your life? How did you deal with it? Oh, there were so many! I was a teen mom, single mom. You apparently cannot sleep in a Walmart parking lot in a car with your baby. So that was me and uh Wow! I’m still here! So it’s all good but uh, yeah good stories. In college there was one semester where I could not afford to go back. I like, applied for a shit ton of scholarships, and I got one. I’m really fortunate to have grown up in a well-off family. My parents did a lot of the hard work; them being immigrants and the fact that my parents are incredibly supportive. I have not encountered that yet. Good for you. And I hope I don’t but, yeah, I’m really blessed. When I was a kid, we had, uh, we were upper-middle class and then my dad went bankrupt. I moved to America at fifteen and a half by myself living on my grandmother’s floor and my father moved to Africa. And so he was trying to send money and I remember talking to my dad and I said, “Papa, what’s up? Where’s the money? We gotta pay the rent.” He said, “I don’t know. I’m sorry.” And then you realize, Oh shit! No, not “oh shit.” The fight-or-flight kind of happens and that’s when your persona as a human; your resilience comes out, but it was the best thing that ever happened to me. Super super great. Come on! Oh, I gotta pay you? Damn it I have to pay you, Okay. I’ll gladly pay you Oh man all that money you’ve been rackin I love paying rent! (sarcasm) “Can money solve the world’s problems?” Hells to the no! I disagree with that whole-heartedly. Yes it can. – I don’t think so. – Why do you disagree? I just do, I think money cannot fix anything. In a capitalistic society, such as we have, I feel like money equals power and so like if you don’t have it, I think you don’t have a say in the room in a lot of ways And so I think it can’t fix things holistically, but it can change status which I think changes things I’m gonna stick to it fixes problems to a certain point. I agree with that statement better. It’s like to a certain point like, you know, the more money you have the more financially secure you are blah blah blah – Options – and your happiness you have more options, but then after a point You know, your happiness, I believe, plateaus after you make a certain amount of money. The more money you make, that doesn’t have any correlation or anything. Money is not gonna make you happier; not to begin with and not at the end of it. What’s the answer, the original question which is “does money”. Yes, it solves many many problems. There are certain problems that cannot be solved with money, but 80% of your day-to-day issues revolve around money. Money solves some problems, but doesn’t solve everything is what we’re saying. Yeah! But, it solves a lot. It gives you the resources and potential [Did I go? Oh, It’s your turn] but it’s not the end-all-be-all Answer this question or pay $100 to the bank if you don’t answer this question. “How much do you make?” In my previous job I made 20 an hour. I make 47k. (a year) I paid $100. I had a lot of brand deals last year I made- If I won two hundred and fifty free dollars, -which I probably will because I’m gonna beat everybody. I’ve been into solo traveling recently so I’d probably take that 250 bucks, get an airfare ticket. I have tried to be better with saving, um, so 250 doesn’t sound like a whole lot at the moment but I think if I got it I try to save some of it I’m probably gonna spread the wealth and give my portions to everybody else or invite everybody to a nice meal That’s probably what I’m gonna do with that money if I win. If I won $250 today I would donate it to my favorite nonprofit organization, which is The Thirst Project so I’m gonna win it for them Oh, rent $8 – Go for it.
– Thank you This is very different with real money, this is like changing how I deal with this. It’s harder to give you that. The question is “Would you like to contribute to the prize pool? If so, please do it now.” So this would be going to one of you if we won. Mine’s for charity. What, it’s like charity of your own pocket or like…? No, no, The Thirst Project I’m willing to contribute, but I don’t have cash… here. But I’m good for it. I’ll put up to another $750 I’ll make it $1,000. Are you kidding? – No. – You’re serious? – Yeah. – So whoever wins you’re just gonna venmo them $750 Gladly, yes. – Seriously? – 100% You’re gonna shake on it? – You wanna, you wanna shake on that?
– Yeah shake on it, shake on it.
– Third hand, shake on it. – Shake on it.
– Make sure he’s not crossing [He did] his fingers behind his back. Yeah, no I think it might be the liquid courage talking “Is capitalism good?” I don’t think it’s perfect. But I don’t think there is a perfect system. You’ll never please everybody I do think because I’ve been inbred and like born into a capitalistic system… … I’m programmed to think my worth and value is attributed to like how much I have or how much I can spend on this thing And so I don’t love that That’s what capitalism means to you in your head? yeah I don’t think of it that way, it’s so funny I think of it as, uh, I create my destiny and there’s no cap to my ability that you want to attain that and that you can attain that. I also agree I feel like you create your own destiny and we’re… Until you don’t though. Yeah, that’s true. But then that’s your choice. Don’t you think? I think we don’t always have a choice in a lot of ways so like we can’t control where we’re born, or who we’re born to Um, and so I think the whole bootstrap pulling yourself up from your bootstraps, some people don’t have a boot to pull their straps up with But do you think some people lack motivation to change their circumstances? So you use the analogy of you were a teen mom and like you work and you fought, you did all these things…. I know other teen moms who also I know personally Did they have support from their families? Yeah, so I think they had support from their families Right, I didn’t I was kicked out. So yeah, so they had support [So I didn’t] from their families and still didn’t, still didn’t make it Oh and they still didn’t make it Like are struggling right now So those people gave up and they… No, no so I’m saying they’re still fighting but their circumstances aren’t changing… And that’s not anything that they’re doing You’ve gotta stop, I have to stop you If you keep doing the same thing So that’s on you, right? So if you’re a single mother, with four children and you get help from your family, but you still aren’t your circumstances aren’t changing you’re telling me that that’s their fault 100% okay 200 Oh, you’re so lucky! Community chest! Was that? Thank you, Do I get this? – No, sweetheart
– Damn [You only get that…] I keep, I want this!! I’m gonna get this “Roll the dice. The highest roller may dare the others to do anything. To get out of the dare pay a hundred and twenty-five dollars to the bank.” – I see you.
– eight. – Alright. – So the dare is…
– Eleven. So I dare you to tell everyone your- how much you make It’s millions and millions of dollars. [Exact number] That was a good answer. [Exact number] The honest truth is I don’t even know. – Really? – I don’t know exactly how much I make, I know it’s millions of dollars Okay, I dare you to… throw all of your money up in the air How much is it, declare it! 89 bucks, okay *cheering*
Yaaaaaaaaaaaaassssssssssss That was beautiful! [Good job buddy] Now make sure you pick it all up so that you don’t lose any money Yeah, no shit You owe her $400 or $450 450? yeah Alright. Here we go. So I’m gonna have to pay you the rest. No, you’re supposed to mortgage a house or a property, that’s how you lose. This is the beginning of your downfall. Looks like it is I’m gonna mortgage Water Works. -Mike: How much is that? 75. “What’s something money can’t buy?” Time GRIT Even though I said that earlier you can’t buy time, it helps. Money can’t buy you love It can’t buy you happiness, which we’ve already said so Which, any of these things could be That’s right No whammies I knew that was gonna happen Oh no, you put it out there that’s what happens. When you even think the thought the universe is like “boom I’ll give it to you” Listen, there’s a book “Law of Attraction” you can’t think it! You can’t even put it out there you can’t even like; you have to make it free parking Connecticut I think is the $600 one In his defense though, I did like say that multiple times in my mind and I still haven’t gotten very far But did you really believe it I did Six, are you kidding me? Oh, you got it, good job! Told you you believed it. You truly believed it. I asked you, “Did you truly believe it?” and you said yes. Boom baby, I fucking told you, I told you It’s true, it’s absolutely true (laughing) “Did your parents or guardians influence how you think about money or success?” Because they kicked me out I had to make it happen and I think you when you’re put in a situation, again with the fight-or-flight I would hope most people would fight um
And that’s what I did and I think that’s what made me the person I am today Had they given me every, all the resources I needed to be, ok, I don’t know that I would be this person, I don’t know. What do you mean? You definitely would not be this person. I’m telling you this. You’d be a completely different version.
– Maybe I would… I don’t know. You’re- You’re very very very driven. And you’re also the- the tenacity that you have, originally in your personality. I can tell you are a tenacious person But I think 100%, without even knowing you for too long, you are who you are because you suffered and you did what you did to get to this point. Yeah he’s right, you’re absolutely fucking right Can I just say one thing which is like, you know, all three of you I feel like you know I feel like clearly struggled a lot more… You know, than I have and like that’s something that I can’t relate to and usually I used to feel bad just because like that’s how it can make you feel. And I think now in the last couple of years I’ve come to the realization that you know, just because you may have not had those type of struggles like financially, you shouldn’t feel bad. No, you should not. You know, you have those like moments where you like re-epiphanize, I don’t even know if that’s a word but like that’s, like I’ve had a re-epiphany on that even though I’ve realized like a while ago that I shouldn’t feel bad Good for you. 439! Can someone remember that for me? $918 in cash Wait, wait, even with all your properties No I haven’t counted the properties. Yeah, see 1145 How much you got? Uhh 509 Good job! Good game! That was fun! Although I won, I have a better idea You guys choose because I was gonna give all the money between all of you Aww Or you could just give all the money to her for her charity. Take the 250 and start there then I’ll add to the pot. $250 baby It’s all going to what charity? Thirst Project Wait I gotta add the other uhh Michael was generous he’s counting it up, $750 (venmo) to equal $1000 dollars going to Thirst Project Tadaa YAAAAAAYYYY! We just gave 40 people clean drinking water for life, we just gave 40 people clean drinking water for life. [For life?] That’s huge.

Comments (100)

  1. It's a valid question…how much would YOU chop off a limb for? ?

  2. I think these people are all rich but very humble and i really love that…you saw one greed,they came from poor background except one even that one was humble and honest…i just love all of them,they show life is not all about money and if you have money,you can reach out to others…i loved this episode…learnt alot.

  3. I’ve legitimately watched this video about 6 times because Mike’s mindset and personality captivated me. For those of you wondering, his name is Mike Makabi and he is all over the social media game.

  4. Great video with great people. Mike is a top guy

  5. How do you not get mad and flip the game over?

  6. Enabling is the word of the day. You do in fact create your own destiny in this country

  7. 0:57 youtube was made in 2005 not 2009

  8. "Before youtube was a thing, so in 2009". I'm sorry, what. I have videos on old channels on here from like 2006 lmao.

  9. 8:40 …i have to disagree with mike. just because this is my mom except she has 6 kids. and we do get (some) support from my gram. but we’ve still been in the same financial boat for years and years. however my mom works SO hard. SO HARD. so you can not tell me that it’s her fault and that she’s not trying hard enough.

  10. Jessica is an entire no.

  11. Mike was pretty cool

  12. “Before youtube was a thing, in 2009”

    youtube was invented in 2006 but ok

  13. my name is the comment

  14. D’andre was right!!!

  15. You seee there is a reality everyone fails to admit and that is if everyone is a millionare whos gonna do the work and how much are they gonna get paid. Everyone making it line is a lie. Everyone cannot make it or a select few will not be rich and if everyone is rich then alot of things …..welllll you get the gist. You need poor ppl in bad situations they cannot get out of in order for all those lucky ppl around the board to be rich and well off. If the situation is generational then even better now you have a constant cycle of workers for businesses to run and people to get wealthy. In this world everyone cannot be wealthy or well off. You need some single parent moms to not make it so you can have a waiter or cashier or bartender etc lol dont be fooled with all this sentimental talks from those three well off players they are selling you a lie!

  16. i've had my strolls around lots of the scary corners on youtube and not once have i seen any of jessica's videos, let alone her channel

  17. We all know Mike got lucky later that night ??

  18. Drunk monopoly is so much fun.

  19. Money can’t buy Life…

  20. Jessica is annoying

  21. I loved this video so much. Their conversation is really interesting and no one is offending anyone, they are discussing over deep things like society but still seem like they are just a group of friends having fun

  22. Stop making me feel lucky ?

  23. If people are in charge of their own circumstances, then those people gave themselves undrinkable water. Why donate when if they just try hard enough and don't give up they'll have all the clean water they need?

  24. I love mike, everything from his accent to his humbleness

  25. Mike is someone everyone should aspire to be. He’s rich but so so humble and doesn’t like to brag. He’s generous. He genuinely worked for it and hasn’t got it all handed to him. Truly an amazing man

  26. Please make more of these!!!

  27. can this girl shut the f up my god

  28. Capitalism is designed to keep the poor in poverty and the rich up top. Your success in the system depends entirely on what family you are born into. Sure, there are the lucky stragglers that go from the bottom to the top but there are also people who work their ass off and sacrifice everything and still don’t make it. Those teen moms who had support and worked and still aren’t out of the hole is not because they aren’t trying hard enough, it’s because there are circumstances that are stopping them from progressing.

  29. Mike is the best!!!!

  30. I just came here to say that jubilee are geniuses because of the good quality content they are putting in the internet

  31. Ok now who wants to Venmo me for the me charity all proceeds go to me it’s not a good cause I’m just money hungry but that’s okay

  32. 4:14 is roasting jessica bc she said she slept in her car 2 mins before

  33. Mike is hands down the best person in the video!

  34. Wait a second did that girl say I’ve been doing this before YouTube was a thing I started in 2009? DOES SHE KNOW YOUTUBE WAS MADE IN 2006

  35. oh shiiii its Jess!

  36. isnt this just monopoly with a cash prize?

  37. This is literally a VENMO ad.

  38. You can tell that real estate guy is super self centered x)

  39. I whole heartedly disagree that people lack motivation when they’re in poverty. Our economic system makes sure of that.

  40. mike seems like a criminal doesent he nice one though

  41. When you truly understand Capitalism, you'll never go broke, you're bound to succeed. Communism and Socialism totally ruins everything.

  42. 13:50 soooo generous giving 750$ when it's prob 0.0075% of all his money…
    100 000$ is equal to 1% of his money from that perspective.

  43. That girl pisses me off

  44. I wish it were a REAL MONOPOLY, with official rule

  45. That guy definitely launders money

  46. 0:50 "I'm a YouTube and blogger, I've been doing it since before YouTube was a thing since 2009" YouTube came out in 2005 though….

  47. Mike is the definition of an epic lad.

  48. YouTube came out in 2005, 2009 WASNT BEFORE ???

  49. Jessica’s YouTube channel has over 200 thousand subscribers
    It’s called ‘ Jess Lizama’

  50. Pausing at 4:00
    I can say that the real estate guy has a huge ego. If he begins losing the Monopoly he'll likely throw some level of a tantrum and be confrontational and insulting.
    The YouTube girl seems the most "real" of the 4. The other 2 are total dorks (in a good way) but friendly and kind. Ok let's see if I'm right….

  51. $250 to the winner but this video made tens of thousands of dollars in AdSense revenue? Wow lol ?

  52. Loved this one, good on you Jubilee for actually finding a different kind of people in California, going in I assumed everyone is going to be D'Andre as it usually is.

  53. So economic inequality only exist because people allow it too? Interesting

  54. D’ANDRE IS CORRECT!

    Also I feel like they should’ve included another low-income person to balance out the biased perspectives coming from the wealthy.

  55. i hate people like the youtuber who use appeal to pitt as a fallacy to help their argument

  56. The whole “all you gotta do is work hard and you’ll be great” really applies largely to the western world and not even every community in the western world. You truly cannot tell someone in a capitalistic society or otherwise, that’s living in abject poverty who’s family has been living that easy for generations, to jsut try hard and you’ll succeed. That’s really not how life works. People are not all where they “deserve” to be because if these people were to lose all their money today I doubt they’d say that they “deserved it”. It’s textbook jsut world theory and it’s major logical fallacy.

  57. Why does the internet hate women? Everywhere I go where there's a video with a woman talking and standing for something while speaking her opinion people naturally hate her…

  58. Mike: I'll take everyone out with the money
    *rich nigha move

  59. Do life with real money

  60. Mike is…a cutie!

  61. Capitalism is who is most successful at exploiting others to fatten their own pockets. Who can build themselves highest on other people's bodies and labor. That's what it's about.

  62. 'Before Youtube was a thing, since 2009'? Okay, sure. 4 Years late to the party but crack on.

  63. You definitely can’t LITERALLY buy time but I technically can when you’re on your deathbed and can’t afford the medicine, procedure, etc etc. Wealthy people live longer than people in the middle class and lower,why?… because they’re able to afford going to the doctor for every cough,and catch something early.

  64. 3:38 is a beautiful harmony

  65. My mans was hitting on her the entire time, oorrrr he’s really nice idk

  66. Me: looks at the title

    Oooo shit’s abt to go down

  67. YouTube was before 2009

  68. Unless you’re looking for love from an inanimate object, love costs money. EVERYTHING COSTS MONEY! even when you die.

  69. I watched until the end and forgot the joke I wanted to tell ?

  70. U can buy food for starving people with money

  71. people need to stop thinking black and white. it isn't 0% or 100% your own destiny that you create, its something in between. some comes from within, some is luck. exact % don't really matter. do your best and thats all you need to know. but it's a fallacy to believe that what you get is what you deserve.

  72. After that one question I only ended up liking D’Andre

  73. How do you get on this show lmao. I want to play monopoly with real money.

  74. the big arab dude is 100% a coke dealer, i swaer thats not me being racist its just thats what the evidence points too

  75. This was my absolute favorite episode!

  76. I thought they were going to be playing with their own money.

  77. i cant believe jessica said its poor people's fault for being poor…

  78. I loved the guy that was drinking the beer. He made great points.

  79. Seeing people 'only' win 250$ made me abit disappointed, mr beast corrupted my mind

  80. Youtube: Created 2005
    So-called OG youtube: I've been doing it before youtube was a thing since 2009

    Wait a minute, who are u

  81. “What was the most financially desperate time of your life? And how did you deal with it?”

    “Ohh there were so many!
    Literally me!???I felt that!

  82. That girl talks too much

  83. love how they're drinking Belgian beer 🙂

  84. I would've walked out as soon as they asked how much you'd chop a limb off for lol.
    I've seen Would You Rather and stuff; guy says $40 million, then the Jubilee worker drops it on the table like "Well? We're waiting"

  85. That indian guy looks like the dude Carl saved in the walking dead.

  86. I remember seeing the Arabic guy in the homeless and rich people video

  87. you guys should play vertellis

  88. This video is just answering questions not playing monopoly

  89. They are playing with real money but the winner doesnt leave with the actual money they have…

  90. mikes essence, spirit, and soul feels like it is super strong and seems like he had a lot of ambition

  91. “Oh shet! Haha”
    “No. Not oh shet.”

  92. Mike is really a character played by Sacha Baron Cohen.

  93. how to lose and make friends

  94. Mike looks like he's in the mafia.

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