Marques Brownlee Wiki, Biography, Age, Family, Height, Net Worth, Fast Facts

Marques Keith Brownlee ( mar-KEZ KEY-th BROWN-lee; born December 3, 1993), also known professionally as MKBHD, is an American YouTuber and professional ultimate Frisbee player, best known for his technology-focused videos as well as his podcast Waveform. As of August 19, 2022, he has over 16 million subscribers and over 3 billion total video views. Vic Gundotra, a former senior vice president of Google, called Brownlee “the best technology reviewer on the planet right now”. The former name of his YouTube channel is a concatenation of MKB (Brownlee’s initials) and HD (for high-definition). With New York PoNY, he is the 2022 WFDF World Champion in the Open Category for ultimate Frisbee.

Marques Brownlee
BornMarques Keith Brownlee
(1993-12-03) December 3, 1993 (age 28)
EducationStevens Institute of Technology (BS)
OccupationYouTuber, tech blogger, podcaster
Also known asMKBHD
Years active2008–present
Subscribers16.4 million
Total views3.25 billion
YouTube Silver Play Button 2.svg100,000 subscribers2012
YouTube Gold Play Button 2.svg1,000,000 subscribers2014
YouTube Diamond Play Button.svg10,000,000 subscribers2010

Last updated: November 27, 2022


Brownlee joined YouTube on March 21, 2008.[ He first started uploading technology videos in January 2009, while still in high school, about new products or reviews of products he already owned. He produced his first videos through screencasting. His first several hundred videos were primarily hardware tutorials and freeware. As of July 2022, his channel has gained over 10 million subscribers, making MKBHD one of the most subscribed-to technology-focused YouTube channels, according to Social Blade. Brownlee uploaded his 1000th video on March 29, 2018.

Retro Tech

Retro Tech is a YouTube Original series produced by Vox Media Studios starring MKBHD which aired on December 2, 2019. In the series, Brownlee interviews fellow YouTube creators and celebrity guests and discuss iconic pieces of technology from the past which have had a major impact on modern life and culture. Season 2 of Retro Tech began in April 2021, in which he reviews technology that was believed to be the future but failed to ever reach production or the general public.

Waveform: The MKBHD Podcast

Brownlee is the host of a technology podcast with co-host Andrew Manganelli, who is a producer for the MKBHD YouTube channel. The podcast is called the Waveform: The MKBHD Podcast and is sometimes referred to as Waveform and WVFRM. The podcast is focused on consumer electronics and surrounding topics. The first episode was aired on July 31, 2019. Brownlee announced the podcast on his YouTube channel on August 13, 2019, in the video titled “Introducing Waveform: The MKBHD Podcast!”. There have been multiple high-profile guests on the podcast, including iJustine, Mark Zuckerberg, Craig Federighi, and Carl Pei.

The Studio

Brownlee is also the host of another YouTube channel called The Studio, which focuses on the behind-the-scenes activity of the MKBHD team.

Smartphone Awards

In December 2014, Brownlee started his Smartphone Awards series, where he picks the best phones in certain categories from the past year. In 2017, Brownlee started to create physical awards that were featured in the video, most of which were requested and sent to the companies whose phones won them. The Smartphone Awards are usually posted towards the middle of December after all of the phones of the year have been released and tested.

Personal life

Brownlee grew up in Maplewood, New Jersey. He attended Columbia High School graduating in 2011 and studied at the Howe School at Stevens Institute of Technology, where he majored in business and information technology. Brownlee graduated from college in May 2015 and became a full-time YouTuber. His videos were produced at his apartment until he moved out in 2016, and he now works out of a studio in Kearny, New Jersey, using RED video equipment. He owned a Tesla Model S P100D, which he occasionally featured in his channel until he replaced it in 2020 with the Performance (Raven) Model S, and again in 2021 with the Model S Plaid.

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The Estimated Net worth is $80K – USD $85k.

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Net Worth (approx.)$4 million- $6 million USD

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