• Marques Brownlee is a professional Ultimate Frisbee player and YouTuber born in 1993
• He graduated from Stevens Institute of Technology with a bachelor’s degree in business and technology
• His YouTube channel is subscribed by more than 13 million people and has more than 2.27 billion views
• He won a Shorty Award for Creator of the Decade and has interviewed celebrities such as Kobe Bryant, Bill Gates, Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg
• Marques is 27 years old and has an estimated net worth of $2 million
Marquis Brownlee Wiki Bio
Marques Keith Brownlee, better known by his professional name MKBHD, was born in Maplewood, New Jersey USA, on December 3, 1993 – his zodiac sign is Sagittarius and he is an American national. He is a professional ultimate Frisbee player and a YouTuberwho is perhaps best known for his YouTube channel where he uploads videos related to technology.
Youth and education
Marques grew up in Maplewood, but not much is known about his parents and siblings as he prefers to keep his personal affairs to himself – it is believed that his father works for an IT company and his mother is a housewife.
He attended Columbia High School where he got interested in different sports such as soccer and football while also occasionally playing Frisbee with his friends. After, entrance exam in 2011, Marques enrolled at the Howe School of the Stevens Institute of Technology where he graduated in May 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and technology.
He then started working as a YouTuber and has been working from a studio in Kearny, New Jersey since 2016.
Career as a YouTuber
Marques launched his YouTube channel on March 21, 2008, but did not start uploading videos until January 2009. Today, more than 13 million people have subscribed to it and all of its videos have been viewed more than 2.27 billion times combined.
Marques is the owner of one of the most subscribed YouTube channels in the tech field, and in August 2013, former Google senior vice president Vic Gundotra called him “the best technology reviewer in the world.”
Several websites have promoted Marques’ videos. including the multilingual technology blog network Endadget and the Android phablet LG G Flex. After Marques uploaded a video of himself doing a scratch test on the iPhone 6’s 4.7-inch sapphire screen, it became popular within a day and was featured on various websites such as Time Magazine, HuffPost, and The Verge as he also appeared on NBC News and in various newspapers around the world.
He had the chance to interview the late Kobe Bryant in December 2015 and talked to him about the gadgets and devices he might have used, as well as the shoes Kobe 11 designed.
A year later, Marques interviewed Craig Federighi, senior vice president of software engineering at Apple, and American astrophysicist and science communicator Neil deGrasse Tyson in March 2018. That same year, he interviewed Elon Musk, won a Shorty Award for Creator of the Decade, and created a cameo appearance in the web series “Hot Ones”. He interviewed Bill Gates in February 2019 and by the end of the year had also spoken with famous American actor Will Smith and Satya Nadella, the CEO of Microsoft. Most recently, in 2020, Marques interviewed Mark Zuckerberg, creator, chairman and CEO of Facebook.
As of July 31, 2019, Marques hosts his and producer Andrew Mangnanelli’s podcast “Waveform: The MKBHD Podcast” where they discuss consumer electronics.
He has been organizing his own Smartphone Awards since 2014, including the categories Best Large Smartphone, Best Camera and Best Design.
Career as a frisbee player
Marques gained recognition as a professional frisbee ultimate player in 2015 when he joined Garden State, having previously played for teams such as the New York Rumble and New Jersey Hammerheads.
He played with Garden State until 2017, when he joined Philadelphia Phoenix, and after a year moved to New York Empire, where he competed in the American Ultimate Disc League (AUDL) – they became the AUDL champions in 2019.
Love life and girlfriend
Marques is somewhat secretive when it comes to his love life but it is known that he has been dating his girlfriend for a few years now. Although her real name is unknown, her name is Nikki Hair on Instagram, and is followed by about 5,000 people. The two haven’t shared the details of how and when they met, but Marques occasionally tweets and uploads photos showing them together, and once wrote about helping Nikki in the kitchen, only to end with a plastered finger!
Marques has not spoken about any other girls he may have dated before meeting Nikki, so as of December 2020 he is in a relationship, is not married and has no children.
Hobbies and other interests
Marques is very physically active, as he has multiple workouts in the gym every week, while also playing basketball and occasionally goes for a run with Nikki – they recently uploaded a photo to their Instagram accounts of them holding a trophy they won in a race.
Marques is interested in cars, especially those that run on electricity, and has owned a Tesla Model S P100D before switching to a different version of the car called Raven.
He loves to travel and has been all over the US for both work and pleasure, while also visiting Europe several times.
In his free time, he likes to watch movies – his favorite actor and actress are Will Smith and Meryl Streep, while some of his favorite movies are “I Am Legend”, “I, Robot” and “Kramer vs. Kramer”.
Age, height and power
Marquis is 27 years old. He has short black hair and brown eyes, is 1.9 m tall and weighs about 82 kg.
As of December 2020, his net worth is estimated at nearly $2 million.
|First and last name||Marquis Brownlee|
|Education||Columbia High School, Stevens Institute of Technology|
|Parents||Jeanine Brownlee, Marlon Brownlee|
|Brothers or sisters||Simon Brownlee|
|Nominations||Shorty Award for Best Web Series, Shorty Award for YouTuber of the Year|