If you are fan of let’s play videos or gaming in general, then you are most likely familiar with Mark Edward Fischbach a.k.a. Markiplier. As far as numbers go, Markiplier currently has 18 million subscribers, 7 billion views and has the 25th largest YouTube channel. That’s great, but how much does Markiplier make?
How Much Does Markiplier Make?
Instead of me speculating, I will show you some hard evidence of how much Markiplier actually makes from his YouTube videos.
$665,820.16 for the month of November, 2015
That’s close to $8 million dollars per year!
So where exactly did I get this number from?
If you are a long term fan of Markiplier, then you know his YouTube and Twitter account go hacked by the notorious OurMine hackers in late 2015. As far as hackers go, its most probably best to be hacked by OurMine than any other group. Instead of having real malicious intent, they see hacking accounts like acquiring trophies.
However while they had access to his accounts, they decided to share some information that everyone was curious to see. You can see the screenshot they captured below which they shared on multiple platforms. Fortunately for Markiplier, OurMine didn’t change any passwords or take any money.
One thing to take into account is that these numbers are two years old. Since then Markiplier has gained millions of more follows and is now a house hold name in the gaming community.
If we take Markiplier’s current subscriber base of 18 million (as of November, 2017) and his average monthly views of 130 million. We can then come up with some more updated earnings to reflected his current channel.
On average a YouTuber can expect to earn $2 per thousand views from their videos. For more popular YouTubers and Vloggers, that number can be anywhere from $5-$10.
For arguments sake I will take the average of $7.5 per one thousand views in this example.
After some simple arithmetic, Markiplier’s current earnings per month would average $975,000.
Over a year, that’s $11.7 million!
This number has to be taken with a grain of salt however. While I have no doubt that Markiplier is earnings millions, this number could be slightly off by a few hundred thousand or million. Nothing major right ;).
I bet Markiplier looks back at his early days and pats himself on the back for taking the risk and quitting college in the middle of a engineering degree. While this story is a rare occurrence, it seems there will be a boat load more of millionaire YouTube gamers on the horizon.
Hopefully this article has cleared up the question of how much does Markiplier make.