Markiplier is an American YouTube personality who began his career in Cincinnati, Ohio, and currently lives in Los Angeles, California. He became famous for his videos with game comments on YouTube.
Markiplier was born on June 28, 1989, in Honolulu, Hawaii, as Mark Edward Fischbach. His family later moved to Cincinnati, where he lived throughout his childhood and young adulthood. He spent most of his childhood playing in the woods with his brother Tom Fischbach before their father introduced them to the use of computers, which caught the attention of the boys who played video games like Super Nintendo for hours.
Mark was admitted to the University of Cincinnati to study biomedical engineering but dropped out to pursue an online career as YouTuber. He soon became known through his YouTube account ‘markiplierGAME’, which he created on May 26, 2012, for posting action video games, indie games, and videos with game commentary. He is known for horror and indie games such as Slender: The Eight Pages, Five Nights at Freddy’s series, Garry’s Mod, and Amnesia: The Dark Descent. Markiplier is also known for his sketch comedy videos.
His best alter ego or as he calls it online as “the other me” is called Wilford Warfstache. This comic figure represents his personality on his YouTube channel, which is currently ranked 22nd most subscribed channel on YouTube with over 18 million subscribers.
In November 2014, the young YouTuber joined the board of directors of Red Giant Entertainment, a comic publisher and transmedia entertainment company. In an effort to further develop his career, he was named co-host of the 2015 South by Southwest (SXSW) Gaming Awards along with voice actress Janet Varney. He has had the honor of working with big names such as Jimmy Kimmel and Jack Black and has collaborated with voice actors and other YouTubers such as PewDiePie, Jacksepticeye, and LordMinion777.
Markpilier is widely known as a hard worker. He shows a great passion for his work, which can be seen in his game videos in which he shows various emotions such as excitement, anger, screaming, and even crying. He is also known for taking care of his fans and he does his best to communicate and interact with them through his vlogs on various topics. He makes it his duty to attend events such as ComicCon, VidCon, and PAX, and makes sure that he is actively involved there. In social media, his dominance is demonstrated by his over 4 million followers on Instagram and over 4 million followers on Twitter. The famous YouTuber was ranked sixth on a list of the 20 most influential prominent teenagers in the United States in 2015.
Markipilier’s Girlfriend, Is He Gay?
Markipilier is obviously not gay. He dated Amy Nelson, a graphic designer, and animator known online as Peebles. The two started their relationship in 2015 but made it public when they attended VidCon together. Amy confirmed the speculations about their relationship on Twitter with a picture.
She appeared on Markiplier’s channel in “DON’T LAUGH CHALLENGE #5” as well as in many of Mark’s live-action videos. She and her friend Kathryn Knutsen are official jury members in Mark’s live-action series “Markiplier Makes”.
Markiplier Net Worth and Height
All the wealth of Markiplier is attributed to his YouTube revenues. His MarkiplierGAME has attracted a ton of about 18 million subscribers and over 7 billion hits. Other sources of income for this young YouTuber include his social media accounts, as Forbes Magazine estimates that he is one of the ten most influential YouTubers in the US, earning around $6 million a year from social media endorsements alone.
Markiplier’s net assets are currently estimated at around $9 million.
The young and famous YouTuber has an athletic body frame with a comfortable height of 5ft 10.5in or 179cm.
Mark’s father, Cliffton Morris Fischbach, was a military officer who served in South Korea, where he met his mother, who was from Korea. His father retired from the army shortly after his birth and moved with his family to Cincinnati. Mark has an older brother, Jason Thomas Fischbach, an artist and the author of the webcomic Two kinds.
Although she was loved by both parents, her marriage ended in divorce. Mark’s father met another woman, Dee, who both Mark and Tom liked because she bought them a PS2 and was nice to them. Dee is said to have given her father pleasure once again. However, her father was diagnosed with cancer and he died on 4 July 2008. Mark was emotionally broken by this loss.
Mrs. Fischbach, who is lovingly called Momiplier by her son, is said to be his biggest fan. She was in the spotlight of Mark’s video Draw My Life.