Mark Edward Fischbach, or better known as Markiplier; is an American YouTuber, gamer, commentator, businessman and actor. Mark was born in Honolulu, Hawaii and spent most of his early childhood years there with his parents.
He moved to Ohio later, where he began working towards his career, later on he shifted again to California after his career started getting stable. Born on June 28, 1989, he has a half German and half Korean heritage.
Starting his career with YouTube only, Markiplier has been successful enough to earn a net worth of $24 million. Let’s have a look at his journey and how he made it.
Markiplier’s journey to earning his net worth
Markiplier first started his career when he made a YouTube account under his name in 2012. Though his initial intent for the channel was sketch comedy where he would be portraying all of the characters in the sketches, but he actually began his channel with a playthrough of the game ‘Amnesia: The Dark Descent’, followed with several other games such playthroughs such as ‘Penumbra’ and ‘Dead space’.
In 2014, his channel was ranked at number 61 on the NewMediaRockstars Top 100 Channels listing. Today ‘MarkiplierGAME’ is one of the most popular channels on YouTube. Though he has been the most popular for horror games playthroughs, he has also collaborated on sketch comedy content with Youtubers such as Jacksepticeye, Egoraptor, Cyndago, Egoraptor, Egoraptor and more. Other than this he has also collaborated with several celebrities including Jimmy Kimmel and Jack Black. Furthermore. He has also appeared in a few movies such as Smosh: The Movie, and A Heist with Markiplier.
In 2015, he was rated sixth in a list of the twenty most influential celebrities among teenagers in the United States. As for November 2020, Mark has a total of 12.7 million Twitter followers, 27.2 million YouTube subscribers, 689,000 TikTok followers, 3.2 million Facebook followers and 8.3 million Instagram followers.
Other than all of this, mark also raises money for different fundraising charity causes through hosting charity live streams on his channel. He collects donations for different organizations and charities by playing games on these live streams. Previously, he has collected money for organizations such as Best Friends Animal Society, the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. According to Mark, he and his viewers were able to raise more than $3 million for different charities.
Moreover, he has also co-founded a clothing company named “Cloak” with fellow YouTube star Jacksepticeye.
Markiplier has an estimated net worth of $24 million
Though Mark’s exact income and finances are not available to be known by the public, but it has been estimated that Markiplier’s net worth for 2020 is somewhere between $24 million to $28 million dollars.
Mark’s YouTube channel has a huge number of subscribers, and his videos receive more than 130 million views each month. On the basis of this account, it has been reported that he consistently makes around $10 to $18 million from his YouTube account alone. It was reported that he earned $12.5 million in 2012.
According to Forbes, he further earned nearly $17.5 million in the year 2018 alone. There are obviously several factors that account towards the net worth of a person; however, it doesn’t really make all that much difference if you take or add a few once you’re in the tens of millions. Overall, Markiplier makes more than enough income to live comfortably.
Though Mark started his career with YouTube, and has been quite successful with it, he has not relied on only one source of income. Alon with running his YouTube channel he has successfully taken part in other ventures and opportunities as well to keep his fans interested and engaged. With a growing fanbase, there’s no doubt that Markplier’s net worth is likely to further increase in the upcoming years.
Famous quotes by Markiplier
“I’m afraid they’ll think YouTubers are only these dancing monkeys that don’t take things seriously. There’s a huge group of YouTubers that take things extremely seriously and try to approach things with the utmost professionalism.” – Markiplier
“If you’re even a little bit different than what is considered the norm, then you’re an oddball.” – Markiplier
“Nobody going into YouTube at that time could have ever anticipated they were going to make a living off of it. Now there’s an expectation that if you work hard enough you can make it, but it’s not true. Some people will work hard all their lives and they will not make it. That’s the reality of the world that we live in.” – Markiplier