Mark Rober is a science YouTuber who used to work for NASA on the Mars Curiosity rover. He is an inventor and engineer. He was also employed at Apple Inc. as a product designer. Now, he makes videos on popular science, and do-it-yourself gadgets. As of 2022, Mark Rober has a net worth of $6 million.
On March 11, 1980, Mark Rober was born in Orange County, California. Ever since he was young, Mark has always shown interest in the field of engineering.
One of the brilliant man’s first inventions was a set of goggles that kept tears from forming while cutting onions. He applied his enthusiasm and talent to his studies.
He went to Brigham Young University and earned a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. Later on, he attended the University of California for his master’s degree.
In 2004, Mark was hired at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Cañada Flintridge, Canada. There, he worked on a number of notable missions, including Mars Science Laboratory, GRAIL, AMT, and SMAP.
Perhaps his most remarkable project is the Curiosity rover, which was designed to survey Mars’ Gale crater. It landed on its designated planet in 2012. Rober worked on the Curiosity rover for seven years and worked at NASA for a total of nine years.
In 2015, he was employed by Apple Inc as a product designer. He was part of their Special Projects Group, which created patents for virtual reality for self-driving cars but left his position in 2020.
While he was still at NASA, Mark Rober started uploading his personal YouTube channel. In 2011, he published his first video and the rest is history! As an engineer, his content promotes science, typically a boring topic for the average person but he showcases it in a creative way.
His first video depicts a Halloween costume in which two iPads were used to provide the impression of seeing through the wearer’s body. It quickly became a hit. His most popular video today is titled ‘SKIN A WATERMELON party trick’.
With his unique content ideas, his channel gradually received more recognition over the years. With his influence, he also worked with fellow content creator MrBeast for the environmental efforts called #TeamTrees and #TeamSeas. Now, Mark’s channel has over 21.5 million subscribers.
Net Worth and Earnings
Bases on his YouTube channel’s ad revenue alone, Mark Rober makes an estimated $12,800 per day. When summed up, that’s $4.6 million per year. Apart from YouTube, his videos also go viral on Facebook, which helps generate more revenue. He earns extra from his sponsorship deals.
He has a contract with Disney to make augmented-reality costumes based on Marvel Comics characters. There’s also the merch that he sells on his website. Furthermore, it can be expected that he was well paid while working for NASA and Apple. Now, his fortune sits at a cool $6 million.
Rober is a married man and his partner is a lady named Lisa. Together, the couple has one son who suffers from autism. As a famous modern inventor, people often ask about Mark’s IQ. However, he hasn’t disclosed it yet.