Markiplier

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Markiplier
Markiplier by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Fischbach at PAX West in 2018
Personal information
BornMark Edward Fischbach
(1989-06-28) June 28, 1989 (age 33)
OriginCincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
Occupation
SignatureMarkiplier signature.svg
Websitemarkiplier.com
YouTube information
Also known as
  • Markiplier
  • Markimoo
Channel
Years active2012–present
Genre
Subscribers33.6 million[1]
Total views18.9 billion[1]
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.[2]

Early life[change | change source]

Born in Honolulu, Hawaii,[3] 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.[4]

As of August 2018, his channel has over 9 billion total video views and 22 million subscribers,[5] and is currently the 36th most-subscribed channel on YouTube.[6]

Fischbach plays in Let's Play videos, commonly of survival horror video games.[7]

In 2017, Fischbach began his first improv tour, known as the "You're Welcome Tour",[8] which spanned from North America to Europe and Australia.[9]

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.[10] In April 2018, he raised $1,506,793.81 in charities.[11]

Unus Annus[change | change source]

On November 15, 2019, Fischbach created a new channel with YouTuber Ethan Nestor (known online as CrankGameplays) called Unus Annus, a channel which planned to upload a video every day for one year, after which the channel would be deleted along with its videos.[12][13] The channel had 1 million subscribers in its first 5 days and 4.56 million in its last few minutes.[14][15] The channel was deleted on November 14, 2020.[16] The channel was meant to remind viewers about life and death and how quickly both can come and go.[16]

Podcasts[change | change source]

Fischbach, along with Wade Barnes (LordMinion777) and Bob Muyskens (Muyskerm) has streamed a podcast on Twitch called 3 Peens in a Podcast since 2018.[17]

In 2019, Fischbach co-produced and starred in Edge of Sleep, an audio drama released on iTunes.[18]

In May 2021, Fischbach announced that he, Barnes, and Muyskens would be starting a podcast called Distractible.[19]

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[20]
February 2015 Depression and Bipolar Support Association $82,003.00[21]
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[22]

Awards and nominations[change | change source]

Year Nominated Award Result Ref.
2016 Streamy Awards Gaming Nominated
Shorty Awards Tech and Innovation: Gaming Nominated
Make-A-Wish Foundation Award Ceremony Celebrity of the Year Won [23]
2017 Golden Joystick Awards Best Streamer/Broadcaster Won [24]
2018 Kids Choice Awards Favorite Funny YouTube Creator Nominated
2020 Streamy Awards Show of the Year (A Heist with Markiplier) Nominated [25]
Scripted Series (A Heist with Markiplier) Won
Cancer Research Institute Oliver R. Grace Award for Distinguished Service in Advancing Cancer Research Won [26][27]
2021 Streamy Awards Best Collaboration (Markiplier and CrankGameplays for Unus Annus) Won [28]

References[change | change source]

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  2. "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.
  3. Markiplier (November 16, 2016), Do You Know Markiplier?, archived from the original on May 13, 2021, retrieved November 10, 2018
  4. Markiplier (January 20, 2014), Moving to LA!!, archived from the original on February 3, 2017, retrieved November 10, 2018
  5. "2,000,000". YouTube. Archived from the original on August 16, 2019. Retrieved November 12, 2018.
  6. "YouTube Top 100 Most Subscribed Channels List - Top by Subscribers". Archived from the original on October 16, 2013. Retrieved March 1, 2016.
  7. Hernandez, Patricia (September 4, 2015). "Famous YouTubers Go On TV, Teach Jimmy Kimmel A Lesson". Kotaku.com. Archived from the original on November 8, 2020. Retrieved September 23, 2015.
  8. "YouTube Star Markiplier Will Bring His Comedy Show Across The US And Europe With 31-Show Tour - Tubefilter". Tubefilter. September 6, 2017. Archived from the original on May 4, 2018. Retrieved May 3, 2018.
  9. "YouTuber Markiplier Is Touring Australia This Year". Press Start Australia - Bringing The Best Of Video Games & Gaming To Australia. February 26, 2018. Archived from the original on May 4, 2018. Retrieved May 3, 2018.
  10. "Uber-Charitable Markiplier Raises $422,000 During 'Save The Children' Stream - Tubefilter". Tubefilter. November 29, 2017. Archived from the original on May 1, 2018. Retrieved April 30, 2018.
  11. Fischbach, Mark (2018). "About Markiplier". tiltify.com. Archived from the original on August 26, 2018. Retrieved November 12, 2018.
  12. Groux, Christopher (December 18, 2020). "Mark "Markiplier" Fischbach Talks Ending Unus Annus and Letting Go of Content". Newsweek. Archived from the original on January 15, 2021. Retrieved January 13, 2021.
  13. Carbonell, Matthew (November 22, 2020). "Unus Annus Is GONE - Here's What Happened & Why Fans Are Talking About It". Comic Book Resources. Archived from the original on January 14, 2021. Retrieved January 13, 2021.
  14. "Markiplier And Ethan Nestor's New Self-Destructing Vlog Project Nets Nearly 1M Subscribers In 3 Days". November 18, 2019. Archived from the original on November 20, 2019. Retrieved November 23, 2019.
  15. "Unus Annus's YouTube Stats (Summary Profile) – Social Blade Stats". socialblade.com. Archived from the original on April 17, 2020. Retrieved November 24, 2019.
  16. 16.0 16.1 Wade, Bethany (November 13, 2020). "The true meaning of Unus Annus: Why the channel is being deleted". Film Daily. Archived from the original on November 13, 2020. Retrieved November 13, 2020.
  17. Bonercast Season 2 Announcement | Drunk Minecraft, Weddings and The Tour Archived 2021-12-30 at the Wayback Machine muyskerm. November 23, 2018. Retrieved May 17, 2021.
  18. Beresford, Trilby (September 9, 2019). "QCODE Orders Fiction Podcast 'The Edge of Sleep' Starring Gamer Markiplier (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on May 21, 2021. Retrieved May 21, 2021.
  19. Quah, Nicholas (May 4, 2021). "Are Podcasts Ready For Live Events Again?". Vulture. Archived from the original on May 21, 2021. Retrieved May 21, 2021.
  20. "Mark Fischbach". Cancer Research Institute. Archived from the original on May 1, 2018. Retrieved April 30, 2018.
  21. "Click here to support Markiplier's Charity Campaign organized by Mark Fischbach". gofundme.com. Archived from the original on May 1, 2018. Retrieved April 30, 2018.
  22. Fischbach, Mark (November 2017). "Markiplier's November Charity Livestream - Save the Children". tiltify.com. Archived from the original on August 30, 2018. Retrieved November 12, 2018.
  23. Markiplier (October 27, 2016). "I Don't Deserve This". YouTube. Archived from the original on November 20, 2020. Retrieved April 3, 2017.
  24. "Golden Joystick Awards on Twitter". Twitter. Archived from the original on November 9, 2020. Retrieved November 19, 2017.
  25. "10th Annual Streamy Nominees & Winners". The Streamy Awards. Archived from the original on December 14, 2020. Retrieved February 25, 2021.
  26. "Announcing 2020 CRI Philanthropy and Science Awards". Cancer Research Institute. Archived from the original on March 1, 2021. Retrieved February 25, 2021.
  27. "Markiplier: YouTuber Turned Philanthropist". theavion.com. Archived from the original on April 30, 2021. Retrieved February 25, 2021.
  28. Grobar, Matt (December 12, 2021). "Bretman Rock, Bailey Sarian, Mark Rober & MrBeast Among Repeat Winners At 2021 YouTube Streamy Awards – Complete Winners List". Deadline. Archived from the original on December 12, 2021. Retrieved December 21, 2021.

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