Mark Edward Fischbach, popularly known as Markiplier, is a content creator, podcaster, and voiceover actor. As one of the top 100 most-subscribed YouTube channels, he is also the third highest paid YouTube according to Forbes. This level of success comes with impressive monetary rewards. Markiplier has a net worth of $35 million in 2023.
Fischbach was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, on June 28, 1989. His father is of German heritage and served in the United States military, where he met Mark’s Korean mother. He has an older brother named Jason Thomas, who is now an artist.
Their family relocated to Cincinnati, Ohio, after Mark was born and spent most of his youth there. Mark was a trumpet player in the Milford High School marching band. He went to the University of Cincinnati to study biomedical engineering but left to focus on YouTube. His father sadly died of cancer around this time.
Fischbach created the Markiplier channel on March 6, 2012. His username is a combination of Mark and multiplier. His original plan for the channel was for it to be a sketch comedy show but gameplay videos became his main focus.
Fischbach revealed in 2014 that he was relocating to Los Angeles to improve his content. In 2015, after the death of his close friend Daniel Kyre, he took a break from uploading videos.
When he returned, Mark shifted his attention back to comedic sketches, demonstrating his desire to work in improvised theater. Fans loved this decision, and now has 34.6 million subscribers. This makes him the 75th most-subscribed YouTuber on the platform.
In 2018, Mark started live streaming and podcasting to keep fans happy. He worked with Bob Muysken and Wade Barnes to start 3 Peens in a Podcast on witch. The same trio announced the debut of a podcast titled Distractible in May 2021.
This time, it wasn’t presented live. QCode pre-recorded it, and it’s available on Apple Podcasts and Spotify. On his third podcast, Markiplier is with Tyler Scheid. Their show is called Go! My Favorite Sports Team and cover topics for sports fans.
Markiplier makes between $10 and $20 million per year from his online ventures.. However, Mark does more than make videos and podcasts. He’s also a businessman and a voice actor for Cartoon Network
In November 2014, Fischbach served on the board of Red Giant Entertainment, a comic publishing company. It was confirmed in 2016 that Mark would get his own comic book. In 2018, Markiplier introduced Cloak, a new fashion line created in collaboration with Jacksepticeye. It was intended to be a gamer-focused sportswear line.
In 2015, Mark was admitted to the hospital with stomach issues. Years later, a fist-sized tumor in his adrenal gland was removed and his appendix was also enlarged. In late 2020, he was hospitalized again for intestinal pain. Thankfully, it was not life-threatening and didn’t need surgery. Mark lives in LA with his girlfriend Amy Nelson, the couple have dated since 2015.