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Fischbach at PAX West in 2018
Personal information
BornMark Edward Fischbach
(1989-06-28) June 28, 1989 (age 32)
OriginCincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
ResidenceLos Angeles, California, U.S.
YouTube information
Also known as
  • Markiplier
  • Markimoo
Years active2012–present
Subscribers30 million
Total views16.4 billion
NetworkPolaris (Disney Digital Network)
Associated acts
YouTube Silver Play Button 2.svg 100,000 subscribers 2013
YouTube Gold Play Button 2.svg 1,000,000 subscribers 2013
YouTube Diamond Play Button.svg 10,000,000 subscribers 2015
Updated August 28, 2018

Mark Edward Fischbach (born June 28, 1989), known by his YouTube username Markiplier, is an American internet personality, video game commentator and charity fundraiser.[1]

Early life[change | change source]

Born in Honolulu, Hawaii,[2] Fischbach began his career in Cincinnati, Ohio. His father was of German descent, while his mother is Korean. He studied Civil Engineering at the University of Cincinnati, later changing his degree to Biomedical Engineering. He later left college and started his YouTube career.

Career[change | change source]

Fischbach moved to Los Angeles, California in 2014, wanting to be closer to the YouTube scene.[3]

As of August 2018, his channel has over 9 billion total video views and 22 million subscribers,[4] and is currently the 36th most-subscribed channel on YouTube.[5]

Fischbach plays in Let's Play videos, commonly of survival horror video games.[6]

In 2017, Fischbach began his first improv tour, known as the "You're Welcome Tour",[7] which spanned from North America to Europe and Australia.[8]

Fischbach has done multiple charity streams and fundraisers with other YouTubers. Forbes reported in 2017 that Fischbach and his fans had helped raise roughly $3 million for charity in past fundraising streams.[9] In April 2018, he raised $1,506,793.81 in charities.[10]

Philanthropy works[change | change source]

Charity LiveStreams/Videos and Totals
Date Charity Total Funds Others With Him
July 2012 Child's Play $1,000.00
February 2013 Cancer Research Institute $8,047.00[11]
February 2015 Depression and Bipolar Support Association $82,003.00[12]
February 2017 St. Jude Children's Research Hospital $115,717.00
March 2017 Charity: Water $254,649.00
April 2017 Environmental Defense Fund $123,111.00
May 2017 Game Changer $198,378.00
August 2017 Joyful Heart Foundation $108,585.00
September 2017 Direct Relief $74,421.00
October 2017 National MPS Society $107,878.00
November 2017 Save The Children $422,773.81[13]

Awards[change | change source]

Year Nominated Award Result Ref(s)
2016 Streamy Awards Gaming Nominated
Shorty Awards Tech and Innovation: Gaming Nominated
Make-A-Wish Foundation Award Ceremony Celebrity of The Year Won [14]
2017 Golden Joystick Awards Best Streamer/Broadcaster Won [15]
2018 Kids Choice Awards Favorite Funny YouTube Creator Nominated

References[change | change source]

  1. "Mark 'Markiplier' Fischbach Joins Red Giant Entertainment's Board of Directors". CNN. November 12, 2014. Archived from the original on November 12, 2014. Retrieved November 13, 2018.
  2. Markiplier (November 16, 2016), Do You Know Markiplier?, retrieved November 10, 2018
  3. Markiplier (January 20, 2014), Moving to LA!!, retrieved November 10, 2018
  4. "2,000,000". YouTube.
  5. "YouTube Top 100 Most Subscribed Channels List - Top by Subscribers". Archived from the original on October 16, 2013. Retrieved March 1, 2016.
  6. Hernandez, Patricia. "Famous YouTubers Go On TV, Teach Jimmy Kimmel A Lesson". Retrieved September 23, 2015.
  7. "YouTube Star Markiplier Will Bring His Comedy Show Across The US And Europe With 31-Show Tour - Tubefilter". Tubefilter. September 6, 2017. Retrieved May 3, 2018.
  8. "YouTuber Markiplier Is Touring Australia This Year". Press Start Australia - Bringing The Best Of Video Games & Gaming To Australia. February 26, 2018. Retrieved May 3, 2018.
  9. "Uber-Charitable Markiplier Raises $422,000 During 'Save The Children' Stream - Tubefilter". Tubefilter. November 29, 2017. Retrieved April 30, 2018.
  10. Fischbach, Mark (2018). "About Markiplier".
  11. "Mark Fischbach". Cancer Research Institute. Retrieved April 30, 2018.
  12. "Click here to support Markiplier's Charity Campaign organized by Mark Fischbach". Retrieved April 30, 2018.
  13. Fischbach, Mark (November 2017). "Markiplier's November Charity Livestream - Save the Children".
  14. Markiplier (October 27, 2016), I Don't Deserve This, retrieved April 3, 2017
  15. "Golden Joystick Awards on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved November 19, 2017.

Other websites[change | change source]