Mark Wiens is a popular YouTuber who shares his travel experiences and daily life. Cuisine, paired with his work ethic, has created a recipe for social media stardom. Apart from making videos, he also runs a blog related to his hobbies. As of 2024, Mark Wiens has a net worth of $6.5 million.
Wiens was born on February 26, 1986, in Phoenix, Arizona. His ethnicity is mixed as his father is American and his mother is Chinese. In his youth, Mark moved around a lot because his parents were missionaries.
When he was five, they relocated to Albertville, France. Later the family migrated to the Democratic Republic of Congo, where they remained for over three years.
He was home-schooled at first but when they moved to Nairobi, Kenya, he went to the International School in Kenya for high school. Later on, he went back to Arizona to study Global Studies at Arizona State University.
While in college, he was managing his studies and a full-time job at the same time. He was saving up to travel the world. On his trip, he went to South America and then around South East Asia.
He got a TESOL certificate in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and became an English teacher in Bangkok, Thailand. After a year of teaching, he switched to freelance work. During this time launched the food blog, Eating Thai Food, with his friend Dwight Turner.
Mark had a lot of success with his initial blog, so he quickly started a new website called Migrationology.com. Mark published his first e-book after three years of blogging, and more opportunities opened up for him.
To expand his reach, Wiens wanted to try vlogging in 2012. He felt compelled to give more than just facts and photos of meals. So, he created his self-titled YouTube channel.
His short and simple clips of street food quickly grew into something more than a hobby. He later made international food and travel videos full-time and posted them twice a week.
Viewers love the adventurer’s lively personality, which contributes to the amusing and educational videos. His most popular video is about Extreme Chinese Street Food. He currently has 9.3 million subscribers and regularly pulls in over a million views on recent videos.
Net Worth and Earnings
Mark Wiens receives around 2.5 million views every day and earns an estimated $1.7 million in ad revenue per year. He also gets sponsorship deals and includes affiliate links in videos to make extra income.
His blogs are still active, and he sells his e-books and other merchandise there. Wiens is now also an owner of a Bangkok restaurant named Phed Mark. He opened the restaurant in 2019, and it specializes in spicy food. Overall, he is estimated to be worth $6.5 million.
The YouTuber married the cook Ying Wiens in July 2013. They met when Mark was a teacher and the couple is blessed with one son who travels with them around the world.
One question fans ask about Mark is if he is ill because he lost some weight. Thankfully he’s not ill. Apparently, he exercises and tries to eat a balanced diet. He’s big on spicy and nutrient-dense meals, but he has no plans to go vegan.