Who is YouTuber Markiplier?
Mark Edward Fischbach was born on 28 June 1989, in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, and is a YouTube personality, best known online under the name Markiplier. He is one of the Top 25 most-subscribed channels on YouTube, boasting over 20 million followers. He mainly posts content on video games, in particular Let’s Play videos. He’s also been known to play a lot of survival horror video games.
What Is The Wealth of Markiplier?
How rich is Markiplier? As of early-2018, sources inform us of a net worth that is at $16 million, mostly earned through a successful career on YouTube. He’s collaborated with numerous other YouTubers over the course of his career, including PewDiePie, Jackspeticeye, and Game Grumps. He’s also worked with popular celebrities such as Jack Black and Jimmy Kimmel. As he continues his career, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.
Bio – Early Life and Starting on YouTube
Markiplier’s father served in the military, and while serving he would meet his eventual wife, who is of Korean descent. They only stayed in Hawaii briefly as the family later settled in Cincinnati, Ohio. Growing up, Markiplier originally intended to pursue a career as a biomedical engineer, already taking the course at the University of Cincinnati. However, he started his YouTube channel during this time, in 2012, and would upload videos of him playing various horror games. Eventually, with his popularity rising, he quit college to pursue a YouTube career.
One of the first series he made was playing the video games “Amnesia: The Dark Descent”, “Dead Space”, and “Penumbra”. However, his account was banned by YouTube, and as he was unable to appeal the ruling, he created a new account called MarkiplierGAME. His channel caught popularity quickl,y and he soon moved to Los Angeles to be closer to the resources he needed for his channel. Eventually, he would be invited for a guest appearance on the TV show “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”
Breaking the 10 Million Subscriber Mark – Continued Growth
In 2015, Markiplier started living with fellow YouTubers Ryan Maggee and Daniel Kyre, who ran the comedy sketch YouTube channel Cyndago. Many of Cyndago’s videos featured Markiplier, however the group was soon disbanded after Kyre’s death, and Markiplier then took a brief hiatus, and soon returned later in October 2015, and his YouTube channel would soon reach 10 million subscribers. After a few months, he was hospitalized suffering a transient ischemic attack after drinking alcohol, caused by his body lacking an enzyme important to the process of breaking down alcohol. Due to this, he ended any series involving alcohol, including “Drunk Minecraft”.
He then dyed his hair pink for charity along with fellow YouTuber Jackspeticeye. Afterwards, he co-hosted the South by Southwest (SXSW) Gaming Awards) before signing to Maker Studios subnetwork Revelmode which originally consisted of popular YouTuber PewDiePie. In 2016, Markiplier started focusing more on comedy sketches, and posted an interactive “Choose Your Own Adventure” video entitled “A Date with Markiplier” which surpassed 15 million views. In 2016, he created a team which consisted of his friends and girlfriend which helped him to produce better quality videos and sketches.
Outside of YouTube
Markiplier has expressed an interest in branching out of making YouTube content, and signed with the comic book publisher Red Giant Entertainment as well as William Morris Endeavor. He made his first improv tour in 2017, entitled “You’re Welcome Tour” which ran across North America and on YouTube.
Who is Markiplier’s Girlfriend?
Markiplier is in a relationship with graphic designer and animator Amy Nelson, who is also known by her online name Peebles. They started a relationship in 2015, and she made her first official appearance with Markiplier when she joined him in VidCon 2016. He would later confirm their relationship on the social media website Twitter, and since then she’s appeared in numerous Markiplier videos, and also serves as one of his team members in making video and sketch comedy content.
Brother and Personal Details
Markiplier has an older brother, Jason Fischback who is a digital artist, best known as the creator of the webcomic entitled “TwoKinds”. Markiplier has stated that his brother doesn’t like being in front of the camera – his fans kept asking for a special appearance by his brother. He was only featured one time in a video though not a physical appearance but only his voice could be heard. The video was the Markiplier playthrough of the video game “Orcs Must Die! 2”. He also appeared a few small appearances in livestream.
According to various sources, Markiplier stands at a height of five feet ten inches (5”10’) and weighs in at 175 lbs. His hair color is black though he has changed it from time to time to support charity. He has a slim build and his eye color is brown.