If any one ever told you that video games were a waste of time, then you may want to show them the net worth of Markiplier.
If you are a gamer and YouTube addict you will most definitely know the name Markiplier or MarkiplierGAME.
Either way, this young YouTuber has made a hefty fortune from primarily posting online playthroughs of indie/ horror games.
In the 8 years of posting on YouTube Markiplier has accrued a net worth of $28 million.
So, how has Markiplier made this astonishing wealth in such a quick time just from gamer playthroughs? Or does this young entrepreneur have other revenue streams?
In this article, we will delve into Markiplier’s life, career, and earnings to gain a deeper understanding of his businesses, success, and fortune. We will learn what is Markiplier’s net worth and how he achieved such a fortune.
Mark Edward Fischbach was born on June 28, 1989, in Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S. His father was a U.S. military man of German descent, and his mother of Korean descent.
Marliplier is a YouTuber, gamer-commentator, actor, and comedian. He is also the co-founder of clothing company Cloak, along with fellow YouTuber Jacksepticeye.
In 2012 Markiplier’s original intent for his channel was sketch comedy. His plan was to portray all of the characters in the sketches. This created his name ‘Markiplier’, a portmanteau of Mark and multiplier.
His first series was a playthrough of the video game Amnesia: The Dark Descent.
After playing several other game series, including Penumbra and Dead Space, YouTube banned Fischbach’s AdSense account. He then created a new channel on May 26, 2012, MarkiplierGAME.
In 2014 from the growth of MarkiplierGAMES channel he chose to relocate to L.A, C.A. He moved to be closer to other resources for his channel and other online content providers.
He was rated sixth in a list of the twenty most influential celebrities among teenagers in the United States in 2014.
In 2015 Markiplier ran the YouTube sketch comedy and music channel Cyndago. Cyndago disbanded in 2015 after the death of one of its members.
Markiplier reached 10 million subscribers later in 2015.
Also, in 2015 Markiplier co-hosted the South by Southwest Gaming Awards with ‘The Legend of Korra’ voice actor Janet Varney.
Throughout 2016, Markiplier focused his energies to comedy sketches, revealing his aspiration of improvisational theatre. In 2017, Markiplier posted an interactive Choose Your Own Adventure-style video titled “A Date with Markiplier”, which was well-received by fans.
In March 2018 Markiplier announced the milestone of 20 million subscribers to his channel.
Markiplier announced a new Choose Your Own Adventure named ‘A Heist with Markiplier’ in October 2019.
On November 15, 2019, Fischbach launched a new channel, ‘Unus Annus’. A channel that would upload a video every day for one year. After which, the channel would be deleted along with its videos. The channel gained 1 million subscribers in its first 5 days and over 11.5 million video views in its first week. Then followed a commemorative live stream that peaked at over 1.5 million concurrent viewers. The channel was deleted on November 14, 2020, at 12:00 a.m PST.
Markiplier has also had some success on twitch. Still, he mainly sticks to Youtube which has been responsible for most of Markiplier’s net worth.
General Info about Markiplier:
- Name- Mark Edward Fischbach
- Professional name- Markiplier/ MarkiplierGAMES
- Date of Birth- June 28, 1989
- Age- 31
- Place of Birth- Honolulu, Hawaii, US.
- Nationality- American
- Height- 5.87 ft. (179 cm)
- Weight- 79 kg (174 lbs)
- Girlfriend- Amy Nelson
- Children- none
- Hair Color- Dark brown
- Eye Color- Dark brown
- Horoscope- Cancer
- Net Worth- $28 million
Contributors to Markiplier’s Net Worth
- YouTube followers
- YouTube ads
Markiplier has gained huge amounts of followers exponentially year on year from 2012 to the present day. So it may be no surprise that YouTube is the driving force of not only his career but also Markiplier net worth.
Markiplier earns approximately $7.50 per 1000 views. He has an average of 130 million non-unique views a month.
Per year that accounts for an $11.7 million income.
Obviously a very popular YouTuber with a subscriber list of over 26 million increasing by over 7000 new subscribers daily and over 14 billion views accumulated since 2012.
Markiplier’s channel gets an average of 5.2 million hits every day across its videos. This results in daily revenue of $21,000 ($7.7 million a year) from YouTube advertisements.
In 2018, Markiplier announced the launch of a new fashion brand called ‘Cloak’, with friend and collaborator Jacksepticeye. In 2020, fellow YouTuber and streamer Pokimane joined Cloak as a partner and creative director.
According to Markiplier Cloak is the “first high-end apparel brand for our community. We set out to create clothes that fit our lifestyle AND our bodies. Clothes that are cool, and comfortable, and ultimately make sense for us. Clothes that we actually want”.
Closing Thoughts on Markiplier Net Worth
In a world of connectivity Mark Fischbach (Markiplier) has been able to enjoy his passion for gaming, and his talent of humorous commentary, acting, and music to be a YouTuber who is most definitely a tour de force.
He gives millions of his earnings away to worthwhile causes and sees that as a given.
His hard work, honesty, and connections with an online fanbase have proven he loves and understands this growing culture that he feels most definitely part of. A new generation that he gets, respects, and admires while at the same time making a huge fortune from. Like he said, “I’d probably being doing it for free”. He needn’t worry about that though as he’s being paid to do what he loves, and nobody is begrudging him of that. He is a young maverick in the most rapidly growing industry on the planet. Congrats.
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