Markiplier is undoubtedly among the highly respected YouTube personalities. He has achieved massive success on the platform going by the 27 million subscribers on his channel, and the number keeps going up. His channel is estimated to have crossed the 15 billion views mark.
Currently, it is 48th among the top 100 most subscribed YouTube channels. He is a specialist in playing commentary videos due to his funny gaming commentary, which makes him stand out despite increasing gaming YouTubers.
Markiplier is considered a very diverse character, and this is one reason many people around the world have grown to like him. He is equally consistent in what he does on his platform.
Celebrity name: Markiplier
Real name: Mark Edward Fischbach
Date of birth: 28th June 1989
Place of birth: Honolulu, Hawaii
Profession: you tuber, film director, voice artist, television director, comedian, screenwriter, commentator.
Net worth: $35 million
The early life of Markiplier
Mark Edward Fischbach, popularly known as Markiplier. He was born on 28th June 1989 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Markiplier’s dad, M. Fischbach, was a German-American who served the US army and his mum was of Korean descent. His family moved to Cincinnati, Ohio, where he grew up together with his younger sibling Jason Thomas Fischbach.
Markiplier went to Milford high school and was also played the trumpet for the school’s marching band. He would later enroll at the University of Cincinnati to pursue a degree in biomedical engineering. Unfortunately, he was unable to achieve this following his dropping out to pay more attention to his YouTube career that was picking up so well.
The Career Markiplier
Markiplier’s first appearance was through a video-sharing website, where he created a ‘Markiplier’ channel in 2012. He acquired his equipment using his tax refund and put himself out there. His first gameplay was the video game ‘amnesia’: the dark descent. Later he proceeded to participate in other games such as ‘dead space and ‘penumbra.’
The markiplierGAME is today listed among the most popular YouTube channels. And he has been in collaborations with other popular YouTube channels such as ‘cyndago.’ The channel was developed by YouTubers Daniel and Ryan back in 2012. The group was later joined by Matt Watson, a maker’s studio affiliate.
Markiplier is also good at doing voice-overs and has partnered with a few YouTube channels, such as LORE. In 2014 he was welcomed to the board of red giant entertainment and offered vocal services for super smash bros.
In 2018 he joined hands with a fellow YouTuber known as Jackspticeye to launch a fashionable clothing brand for gamers known as ‘cloak.’
Markiplier and Ethan Nestor, alias CrankGameplays, created a channel going by Unus Annus to post stunt vlogs in 2020. They did the posting every day for a year earning close to 5 million subscribers and video views amounting to 1 billion. In November 2020, they decided it was time to do away with the channel, and on that day, it is believed that more than 1.5 million people were viewing their live stream as they took down the channel.
Ethan decided that it is in his best interest that he settles on building his brand through his unique content while taking part in a few collaborations on YouTube.
Markiplier Being one of the highest-paid YouTube figures, it is estimated that he earns around $10 to $20 million from the numerous social media platforms. In 2017 sources recorded that his income was at $12.5 million. This figure later shot up to $17.5 million in 2018. These figures ranked him sixth in the list of the highest-paid YouTube personalities. Going by these figures, he made close to $60 million in the years between 2017 and 2020.
Being such a phenomenal YouTube personality, Markiplier has attracted good deals from sponsors and endorsement deals.
Markiplier, through his massive following on the internet, started an initiative drive to raise funds for depression and bipolar support alliance.
Mark also donated some money to Cincinnati children’s hospital and best friends’ animal society. He has successfully raised close to $11 million for many other charities.
After his father died in 2008 from cancer, Markiplier also went through surgery to extract a tumor from his glands. This situation made him active in supporting initiatives aimed at the control and treatment of cancer. He has contributed and held fundraising events to support the cancer research institute.
Markiplier has gained popularity through his YouTube platforms, where he posts video games and commentary videos of him playing games. His loud reactions on his YouTube channel have influenced growth in the fan base, and the current reports show that he has more than 27 million followers.
Edward’s other means of income generation have brought him so much wealth, and he is today estimated to be worth $28 million. Markiplier’s success has proved that he is well aware of how to engage his audience and keep them coming back for more, not only in videos but also in the merch and tours he does for his fans.