Markiplier’s Net Worth in 2022: Is He The Highest Paid YouTube Star?

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With how popular Markiplier is on Youtube, you might wonder if he is the highest paid Youtube star?

Or at least wonder about his net worth, and how he has gotten and spends his money.

This article is going to show off everything you wanted to know about Mark Edward Fischbach, including some very interesting non-youtube related stuff!

Who is Markiplier?

Mark Edward Fischbach was born on June 28th, 1989. He was born in Honolulu, Hawaii in the United States and has been posting videos on Youtube since April 4th, 2012.

While he originally wanted to start Youtubing sketch comedy videos, that ended up not taking off. However, it did spawn his name.

In these sketch comedy videos, he was supposed to be playing all the characters himself, with no other actors to help him.

His name Markipilier was supposed to joke about this by being a mashup of the words Mark and Multiplier.

After playing through the horror game: Amnesia: The Dark Descent, he ended up going on a hiatus in 2015, before coming back and starting to experience exponential growth!

He’s also hosted shows and podcasts, done challenges, and even done a lot of acting and directing in his own films, which are all a source of popularity and revenue for him.

What is Markiplier’s Net Worth in 2022?

As of 2022, Markpilier’s net worth stands at 28 million dollars.

He doesn’t just gain his wealth from just Youtube but also has income coming in from several different business ventures.

From his acting to collaboration and various other sources, we are going to break them all down.

How did Markiplier Make His Money?

Markiplier has 32.5 million subscribers on Youtube, and he gets the majority of his income from the ad revenue that comes from his videos.

On Youtube, for every 1000 views of an advertisement before a video, the channel owner earns 2 dollars.

With a channel that gets around 14 million views per day, he will get about $28,000 a day and around 10,220,000 dollars a year if the cost per ad stays the same.

He also gains money thanks to sponsorships and partnerships on his videos from various businesses, including Dirty Bomb and Robot Entertainment.

Markiplier also has a clothing brand (co-founded with Jacksepticeye) called CLOAK, which focuses on producing comfortable clothing for everyone to wear.

He doesn’t have a twitch channel or a large social media presence, so the majority of the money he makes comes from Youtube.

Markiplier’s Early Life and Rise To Fame

After dropping out of college to pursue his youtube career, he began posting videos, starting with his playthrough of Amnesia: The Dark Descent.

After moving from Hawaii to California, he joined the board of directors of Red Giant Entertainment and then worked on the now-retired channel Cyndago.

In 2012, he was able to gain 50,000 subscribers in 8 months posting one video a day for that time, and in 2013 he reached 1 million subscribers.

Cyndago was a project between Ryan Magee, Matt Watson, and Daniel Kyre, who started the series in 2012, and Mark joined them in 2015 when he began living with Daniel and Ryan.

Cyndago was a channel known for its comedy sketches that often took on a darker theme, satire, and music videos, and the two channels would collaborate.

However Cyndago was retired in September 2015 due to Daniel Kyre’s passing, and after a brief hiatus, Markiplier came back to Youtube.

In October of 2015, he hit his goal of 10 million subs, and as of 2022 now has 32.5 million subscribers and many more viewers.

Markiplier's Net Worth

How Markiplier Spends His Money

We know that he spends a lot of his money on charities and giving back events, either by himself or with other YouTubers.

However, he does have a nice house in LA and a few expensive cars, so he does spend some money on himself. He does admit he spends his money cautiously and enjoys being a minimalist.

Markiplier doesn’t talk a lot about money and keeps his more expensive purchases out of the public eye.

However, he will occasionally post ‘walkthroughs’ of his house where he shows off his home, as well as videos focused on the type of car he is driving.

Though these are often rare and short.

Favorite Quotes from Markiplier

“Never give up, no matter what may set you back, and know that at the end of the road, you’re going to have something that you can be proud of.”- Markiplier.

“Whatever you do, be it small, big; have a goal and believe in yourself.” -Markiplier

“All your life, you’ll meet people that only want to break you down. Forget them, stand strong with the people who build you up.”- Markiplier

Markiplier has several inspirational quotes scattered all over the internet, and he focuses on strong mental health and helping people believe they can do anything.

He also focuses on really getting to know and appreciate his fans, wanting to let them know that their support, even in the early days was very helpful to him.

Markiplier Highlights

Some of the most viewed videos on his channel include his playthrough of Five Nights At Freddy’s, A video simply called ‘MEOW’ where it took eight hours for him to edit a human face over a cat saying meow, and even clips about his wisdom teeth removal and him spending 5 minutes staring at a banana have gotten a lot of views!

He does a lot of gaming videos and some of his series are very well viewed, but he’s known just as well for his funny vlogs, charity videos, and colorful commentary.

Additionally, one of his most viewed videos is called “Markiplier animated- Yandere Simulator.”

This video animates him into the popular video game ‘Yandere Simulator’ which is a game where an obsessed schoolgirl goes after anyone who is paying too much attention to the man she loves… even if that man doesn’t even know she exists. 

Markiplier FAQs

How much does Markiplier make in a year?

He earns anywhere from 10 million to 20 million dollars through his youtube advertisements, social media, clothing brand, and collaborations.

Who is the richest person YouTuber?

While 10 to 20 million a year seems amazing, he isn’t the richest YouTuber by either yearly income or net worth. Felix Kjellberg (AKA PewDiePie) is the wealthiest, bringing in around $40 million dollars for his net worth. However, both PewDiePie and Markiplier have collaborated before.

Who has dated Markiplier?

He is currently in a relationship with Amy “Peebles” Nelson, and they have been together since 2015. Interestingly, when they posted a picture of them both at an event together, many assumed they were there as friends and even fellow YouTuber ‘Jackepticeye’ had doubts about their romance.

However, they confirmed they were together a year later, and they often speak of their admiration for one another. They do refuse to tell the public how they met though. Amy made several appearances on Mark’s channel and even helped him host his Unus Annus series, which was a Youtube channel that had content posted every single day for a year. After the year ended, the channel was deleted.

She used to be a Twitch Streamer, focusing on making pottery and occasionally doing gaming videos, but the channel is now gone and she tends to work behind the camera to help Mark out. She was a big help during the “A Day with Markiplier” and ‘A heist with Markiplier” videos.

How much is Markiplier worth?

Markiplier’s net worth is 28 million dollars at the time of this writing. But it isn’t all from Youtube. Some of his money comes from his acting, voiceover, and sketch comedy career. He has hosted a Youtube original show called “A Heist With Markiplier’ and has co-hosted the South By Southwest Gaming Awards with Janet Varney.

What is PewDiePie’s net worth?

Youtuber PewDiePie, real name Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg, is one of the most subscribed Youtube channels in the world, and his net worth is around 40 million dollars. PewDiePie makes gaming ‘Let’s Play’ videos and commentaries on games that interest him, and has over 110 million subscribers and over 27 billion views. He doesn’t have a large presence on Twitch due to a Youtube streaming exclusivity deal but still has 1.3 million followers on Twitch, and a large following on Instagram and Reddit. The majority of his funds come from Youtube advertising, sponsorships, as well as the payment from the exclusive deals he’s made with Youtube.

What is Jacksepticeye’s net worth?

Jacksepticeye’s net worth is $25 million dollars, and Seán William McLoughlin has over 28 million subscribers on Youtube at the time of this writing. He mostly does ‘Let’s Plays’ of games that interest him and posts Vlogs about his life and his girlfriend. He’s worked with Markiplier on the clothing brand CLOAK, and he streams games on both YouTube and Twitch.


Enoch Omololu

Enoch Omololu is a personal finance expert who has a passion for helping others win with their finances. He has a master's degree in Finance and Investment Management from the University of Aberdeen Business School and has been writing about money management for over a decade. Enoch has been featured in several leading personal finance publications including MSN Money, The Globe and Mail, Wealthsimple, and the Financial Post.

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