Marques Brownlee - Updated Jun 2024

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Marques Brownlee

Marques Brownlee is an American Tech-savvy social media personality who is popular for his impressive gadget reviews on the MKBHD YouTube channel. Marques Brownlee even won the Shorty Award for Creator of the Decade in the year 2018. Likewise, in the year 2019, he launched his own unscripted series called Retro Tech.

Early Life and Childhood

Marques Brownlee was born in Maplewood, Minnesota, USA, on December 3, 1993. He is under the birth sign Sagittarius and he is 29 years old. He holds an American nationality.

His father’s name is Marlon Brownlee and his mother’s name is Jeaniene Brownlee. He also has a sister and her name is Simone Brownlee.

Likewise, he loves to spend time with his family and loves his family members very dearly. Moreover, he grew up in Maplewood, along with his sister.

Even though he began vlogging at a very young age, he also made sure to focus on his academics. He graduated from Columbia High School.

And, he earned his bachelor’s degree from the Stevens Institute of Technology with a major in Business and Information Technology and a minor in Information Systems and Marketing.

Moreover, he graduated from college in May 2015 and became a full-time YouTuber.

Likewise, his Youtube videos were produced at his apartment until he moved out in the year 2016. And he now works out of a studio in Kearny, New Jersey, using RED video equipment.

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Caption: Marques Brownlee along with his parents (Source: Google)

Marques Brownlee – Social Media

Marques is pretty active on all of his social accounts. He has garnered 13 million subscribers on Youtube and 2.8 million followers on Instagram.

Likewise, he has mustered 4.4 million followers on Twitter and 133K followers on Facebook.

Marques Brownlee – Personal Life

Marques Brownlee is in a relationship with Nikki Hair. The couple has shared pictures with each other on their respective social accounts.

She is a normal person and not a popular personality. However, they are much appreciated and loved by their fans and viewers.

Likewise, he is a quiet and calm person. And, he loves listening to music and finds house music to be the best. Likewise, his favorite artist is Wolfgang Gartner.

Moreover, he is a professional ultimate frisbee player for the New York Empire (AUDL) who were the 2019 AUDL champions.

He has previously played for the Philadelphia Phoenix in the year 2017 and Garden State Ultimate from the year 2015-2017.

Furthermore, other previous team engagements include the now-defunct New Jersey Hammerheads, a team belonging to the American Ultimate Disc League (AUDL), and the New York Rumble, which was in the now-defunct league Major League Ultimate.

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Caption: Marques Brownlee with his girlfriend, Nikki Hair (Source: Instagram)

Career and Professional Life

Marques Brownlee created a Youtube channel under his own name. He launched this channel on March 21, 2008, and has accumulated altogether 2,257,422,232 views until now. His most viewed video is “Retro Tech: Game Boy“.

He first began uploading technology videos in January 2009, while he was still in high school. The videos were about new products or reviews of products he already owned.

Likewise, he produced his first videos through screencasting. And, his first several hundred videos were primarily hardware tutorials and freeware.

Then, as of December 2019, his Youtube channel has gained over 10 million subscribers, making MKBHD one of the most subscribed-to technology-focused YouTube channels, according to Social Blade.

And, he posted his 1000th video on March 29, 2018. Moreover, his reviews have been promoted by other review sites as well.

And, Engadget promoted the site in January 2012 when they featured his tour of the then-new cloud storage service called Insync.

One of his most viral videos was posted based on the LG G Flex in November 2013. In the video, he performed various scratch tests to portray the self-healing ability of the device.

Likewise, the video reached one million views on the first day. Then, in December 2013, he did an interview with Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside, and in May 2014, he did the first over-the-air interview with Evan Blass.

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He interviewed professional NBA basketball player Kobe Bryant, titled Talking Tech with Kobe Bryant! in December 2015.

In the video, he talks about the Tech interests of Kobe and the most recent Kobe-designed Nike shoes, the Kobe 11.

Likewise, during one of the 2016 Democratic presidential primary debates that was cosponsored by YouTube, he asked the candidates, by video, whether tech companies and the government can find a middle ground over encryption while considering rights to privacy and national security.

Brownlee has also interviewed Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering Craig Federighi during the release of their latest MacBook Pro 2016.

Then, in March 2018, he interviewed Neil deGrasse Tyson and in April 2018, he won the Shorty Awards Creator of the Decade.

He was once a guest on Hot Ones as well. Likewise, in August 2018, he interviewed Tesla CEO Elon Musk and with the assistance of TLD (Jonathan Morrison) filmed Tesla Factory Tour with Elon Musk!.

He even interviewed Bill Gates and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. Then, in September 2020, he interviewed Mark Zuckerberg, discussing holograms and the future of virtual reality.

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Caption: Marques Brownlee in a Youtube video (Source: Youtube)

Podcast and Smartphone Awards

He is the host of a Tech Podcast along with co-host Andrew Manganelli who is a producer for the MKBHD youtube channel.

And, the podcast is called the Waveform: The MKBHD Podcast and is sometimes referred to as “Waveform” and “WVFRM”.

Likewise, the podcast is focused on consumer electronics and surrounding topics. Moreover, there have been multiple guests on the podcast including iJustine, Mark Zuckerburg, Craig Federighi, Carl Pei, etc.

Furthermore, he began his Smartphone Awards series, where he picks the best phones in certain categories from the past year.

In the year 2017, he began to create physical awards that were featured in the video, most of which were requested and sent to the companies whose phones won them.

Likewise, the Smartphone Awards are usually posted towards the middle of December, after all of the phones of the year have been released and tested.

Body Measurements

Marques Brownlee has a height of 6 feet 3 inches and his weight is 96Kg.

Likewise, his other body measurements such as his chest size, waist size, and hip size, are 46-34-16 inches respectively. Moreover, Brownlee has black hair and dark brown eyes.

Marques Brownlee – Net Worth 2023

According to, Brownlee has an estimated net worth of $3 million and his main income source is Youtube.

Moreover, he owned a Tesla Model S P100D, which he occasionally featured in his channel until he recently replaced it in 2020, with the Performance (Raven) version of the same vehicle.

He also owns a “Google Pixel XL” and is currently living in a rented studio apartment in Kearny, New Jersey. And, he also has a grey Tesla Model S P100D car.