Markiplier (Mark Edward Fischbach) is an American YouTube and social media personality.
This article will tell you about his bio, quick facts, childhood, early life, career, personal life, and net worth.
|Full Name||Mark Edward Fischbach|
|Famous for||YouTube Personality|
|Date of Birth||June 28, 1989 AD|
|Age||32 Years (as of 2021)|
|Siblings||Thomas Jason Fischbach|
|Net Worth||$30 million (estimated in 2021)|
Mark Edward Fischbach is a famous American YouTube star, artist, social media personality, and “Let’s Play” star, better known by his pen name Markiplier. He gained massive fame with his YouTube account “markiplierGAME”, where he posts action video games, indie games, and game commentary videos. It is mainly known for its various indie horror games such as “Slender: The Eight Pages”, “Five Nights at Freddy’s” series, “Garry’s Mod”, “Amnesia: The Dark Descent” and its sequel, among others. His most famous ego or “I Am Other” is Wilford Warfestache, who was born out of one of his comedy videos and in which he used to collaborate with Cyndago. Warfstache and become a representative for his YouTube channel which is ranked as the 22nd most subscribed channel on this video sharing site with a staggering subscription base of over 19 million. His huge following is also evidenced by the over 6.4 million followers on his Instagram account and over 11 million followers on his Twitter account as well. He was ranked 6th on the list of the 20 Most Influential People among Teens in the United States in 2015.
Rise to Stardom:
This popular YouTuber, who was aspiring to be a voice actor, first joined this video-sharing site by creating a channel called “Markiplier” on May 26, 2012. It started with a video game “Amnesia: The Dark Descent” and then follow along with many other series of games like “Dead Space” and “Penumbra”. But around this time, he faced a ban on his AdSense account from YouTube, forcing him to create a new channel. His new channel, “MarkiplierGAME”, is today among the most popular channels on YouTube. He collaborated with the YouTube channel “Cyndago” created by fellow YouTube Daniel Kerry and Ryan Magee in December 2012 and later joined Matt Watson of Maker Studios. Over time, “MarkiplierGAME” became very popular, and in October 2015, his channel gained 10 million subscribers. He continued to participate with voice actress Janet Farney at the 2015 South by Southwest Game Awards (SXSW).
Throughout his career, Markiplier has collaborated with many fellow YouTubers including PewDiePie, Jacksepticeye, and LordMinion777; and celebrities like Jimmy Kimmel and Jack Black. He also devoted himself to acting with the American science fiction comedy directed by Alex Winter Smosh: The Movie (2015) and other TV and web series such as Table Flip (2013, 2014), Grumpcade (2015), and “Gamer’s Guide to Pretty Much Everything” (2016). Markiplier also appeared in the YouTube Rewind 2015 video series. His popularity can be gauged by the response he received to the three videos he posted from his hospital bed in March 2015 related to an emergency surgery he underwent to clear a blockage in the gut. The videos containing his advertisement and updates on the surgery have garnered an amazing 5 million views!
Why is Markiplier so Special:
This YouTuber who is often hyperactive while playing games, exhibiting different types of emotions such as disgust, anger, screaming, and even crying, is known for his absolute love and care for countless of his fans. Through his various vlogs, he reaches out to the community on various topics. He is a regular attendee of conferences like ComicCon, VidCon, and PAX and takes part in their meet-and-greet and other events. He also meets his fans with his “Make-A-Wish Foundation”. The more humane side of Fischbach is highlighted through his fundraising efforts for various charities such as the Depression and Bipolar Disorder Support Alliance, the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, and the Best Animal Friends Association through games. It is reported that, as of July 2016, he and many of his viewers had raised $1,118,645.14 for charity.
He was born on June 28, 1989, in Oahu, Hawaii, at an air force base. His father was in the army. He dropped out of the University of Cincinnati, where he was pursuing a course in biomedical engineering, to start his career as a YouTuber.
Markiplier has an estimated net worth of almost $30 million (estimated in 2021).