How much is Mark Rober worth?
|Net Worth:||$6 Million|
|Date of Birth:||1980 or 1981|
|Country:||United States of America|
About Mark Rober
Mark Rober, whose full name is Mark Braxton Roger, is an American inventor, engineer, and YouTube personality. He obtained mainstream recognition with his YouTube videos that focus on creative ideas, do it yourself gadgets, and popular science. Some of his videos quickly went viral, with the most notable being the one in which he made a digital Halloween costume. Long before he did YouTube, Rober was an engineer for NASA, where he spent seven years working on the Curiosity rover.
How Did Mark Rober Get So Rich?
Being an active YouTube personality is the main reason why the social media mogul is so rich. The former NASA engineer created his channel in October 2011. The very first video he uploaded nine days later titled “iPad2 Halloween Costume”, in which he created his own Halloween costume using iPads. The video quickly went viral and as of now, it has nearly 10 million views, that have earned approximately $500.000 alone.
Starting in 2012, he began uploading videos consistently. In October, he launched the smartphone app “Digital Dudz” and started selling his own merchandise (mainly costumes). In just three weeks, with just one video to promote his app and merch, Mark was able to rack up nearly $250.000. The following year, his costumes became very popular on internet and soon, he was asked to sign deals with various brands and companies to sell them. By the summer of that year, his app was downloaded more than 500.000 times, which boosted his popularity and wealth with an additional $250.000.
Why Is He So Famous?
Mark Rober became famous when he left NASA and began his online career. He was born from 1980 to 1981 in Orange County. He spent most of his childhood in his hometown, where he studied at the local high school – Orange High School. After his graduation in 1999, he enrolled at the Brigham Young University, from which he earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering. A few months later, he joined the USC (University of South California) from which he received his master’s degree.
In the early years of the new millennium, thanks to his fantastic engineering abilities, he landed a job at NASA. He joined the JPL (Jet Propulsion Laboratory) in 2004 and spent the next seven years there working over the Curiosity rover, which is currently on Mars. Concurrently with his work on the rover, he also designed and delivered hardware products on several JPL missions such as AMT (Advanced Manufacturing Technologies), GRAIL (Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory), SMAP (Soil Moisture Active Passive), and MSL (Mars Science Laboratory).
What Makes Him So Successful?
The former engineer and inventor is successful because he has been consistently working on his social media accounts. Towards the end of 2013, he not only left his job at NASA but also sold the Digital Dudz app to the British costume-maker Morhpsuits. He then signed a deal with the giant Disney and began producing augmented outfits for the Marvel Comics superheroes that were later used for critically acclaimed films and television series such as “The Avengers”, “Arrow”, and “Flash” to name a few. The costumes were also highlighted by many media channels such as CNN, Fox, and Discovery Channel to name a few.
Outside of his YouTube ventures, he also began hosting a popular science show named “The Quick and The Curious” on Science Channel. In addition to that, he contributed to “Men’s Health” by writing several articles. In addition to his appearances on “Jimmy Kimmel Live”, “Expedition Unknown”, and “To Tell The Truth” among many other talk shows and realities, he also joined the television series “Smarter Every Day”, as not only one of the regular guests but also as a host. His most recent roles are in the shows “Outrageous Acts of Science”, “Physics Girl”, and “Studio C”.
Mark Rober is a former NASA engineer that went viral almost immediately after he created his YouTube channel in October 2011. Ever since he left his job at NASA and focused his attention on his social media channels, he has uploaded 92 videos (in many topics with the most common being comedy and science) that have gathered a total of 1,7 billion views. In addition to that, his viral videos have earned him not only international popularity but also nearly $10 million.