Famous for his gadget reviews via a technology-based self-titled YouTube channel, Marques Brownlee is an internet personality, vlogger, host, and video producer. He is the creator of the unscripted series, Retro Tech, which he launched in 2019.
Additionally, Marquez is also the winner of the 2018 Shorty Award for Creator of the Decade.
His success is evident through his YouTube channel- which has amassed a massive 10.5 million subscribers.
Marques Brownlee’s Bio
Known for his stage name MKBHD, Marques was born on 3 December 1993 in Maplewood, New Jersey, as Marques Keith Brownlee. His father’s name is Marlon Brownlee, and his mother is Jeaniene Brownlee. Apart from his parents, Marques has a sister in his family.
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The YouTube star went to Columbia High School and later got enrolled at the Stevens Institute of Technology in 2019.
Dating Life, Girlfriend?
Marques has been dating a girl named Nikki Hair for a long time now. The couple's picture first surfaced on 12 August 2016, which was posted by Nikki.
Marques Brownlee with girlfriend Nikki Hair at Lanikai Pill Box Hike on 14 February 2020 (Photo: Nikki Hair's Instagram)
Sadly, their relationship was neglected and disparaged when it first surfaced in the media. Many black women expressed their unhappiness by commenting on Marques’ Instagram pictures. They were offended of Marques dating a white girl instead of a woman of his race.
Marques launched his YouTube channel on 21 March 2008 but started posting videos only after January 2009. His initial videos were about screencasting. There, he would share an image and just display information on it. He also spent his beginning years on hardware and freeware tutorials.
Eventually, Marques was approached by several companies to demonstrate their paid hardware and software. As a result, he started reviewing other gadgets, iPhones, accessories, and other technologies available in the market.
Net Worth Info
In November 2018, Marques had a net worth of $1.9 million. However, the amount rose by over two million in less than six months as his net worth was $4 million in March 2019.
The internet star garners all his money from his mastermind and technology experiences that he shares on his YouTube channel.
Marques’ height is 1.90 meters (6 ft 3 in)
He is a former Ultimate Frisbee player- who has played for New Jersey Hammerheads, Garden State Ultimate, and the Philadelphia Phoenix.
The former senior Vice President, Social for Google, Vic Gundotra called Marques "the best technology reviewer on the planet right now" in August 2013.
He has interviewed Elon Musk in 2018, CEO of Motorola Dennis Woodside in 2013, and late professional NBA player, Kobe Bryant.
His Instagram, MKBHD, has 2.4 million subscribers.
Marques has been featured on acclaimed websites like The Verge, HuffPost Tech, CNET, Forbes, and Time Magazine.