|Real name/Full name||Marques Keith Brownlee Twitter|
|Profession||Social Media Influencer, Ultimate Frisbee Player|
|Physical Stats & More|
|YouTube Height||in centimeters- 190 cm
in meters- 1.90 m
in feet & inches- 6’ 3”
|Awards, Honours, Achievements||• Winner (2018): Shorty Awards Creator of the Decade
• December 2020: Mentioned in the Forbes 30 Under 30 list
|Date of Birth||3 December 1993 (Friday)|
|Age (as of 2020)||27 Years|
|Birthplace||Maplewood, New Jersey, United States|
|Hometown||Maplewood, New Jersey, United States|
|School||Columbia High School, Maplewood, New Jersey (2007-2011)|
|College/University||Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey|
|Educational Qualification||Bachelor of Science in Business & Technology (2011–2015) LinkedIn|
|Controversies||• _____ citation|
|Relationships & More|
|Parents||Father- Marlon Brownlee
Mother- Jeaniene Brownlee
|Siblings||Sister- Simone Brownlee (younger)
|Car Collection||Tesla Model S
|Net Worth (approx.)||$5 million (INR 35 crores) Forbes|
- Marques Keith Brownlee is an American YouTube sensation who makes tech-based videos. He is popularly known by his stage name MKBHD, Marques Keith Brownlee High Definition.
- Marques started his career by uploading technology-based videos on his YouTube channel titled MKBHD in January 2009 while he was still in the 8th standard. His initial videos were mostly software tutorials recorded through screencasting. According to him, his first 100 videos attracted only 78 subscribers.
- He has come a long way since then. Other than the regular viewers who love his tech reviews, his content has been featured on many technology websites, like Engadget.
- As his follower base started to grow, tech companies started offering him their products to review. Soon, he shifted to focus from software to reviewing mobile phones, laptops, headphones, video games, etc.
- Brownlee’s way of assessing gadgets is unique and innovative. One of the most viral videos in his initial days was the review of LG G Flex in November 2013. He performed a series of scratch tests to check the self-healing ability of the device as claimed by the company.
- His reputation as a credible tech reviewer earned him the opportunity to interview Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside American blogger Evan Blass in 2013 and 2014 respectively.
- Vic Gundotra, former Senior Vice President of Google called Brownlee “the best technology reviewer on the planet right” in 2013.
- In July 2014, Marques reviewed iPhone 6 and performed a scratch test on the rumoured 4.7-inch sapphire display. The video went viral and was featured on sites like The Verge, Forbes, HuffPost, CNET, and Time Magazine. NBC News also featured the video in one of its news segments. As of 2020, the video has gained more than 9 million views.
- In December 2013, he started a YouTube video series titles Talking Tech. In this segment, Marques interviewed some of the major tech tycoons like Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, and Elon Musk
- Apart from people from the tech world, he also interviewed some famous personalities like Kobe Bryant (American basketball player) and Barack Obama. He also did an interview with the American astrophysicist Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson in March 2018.
- Brownlee made an appearance on the American show Hot Ones in June 2018.
- BB was featured in the 2018 YouTube Rewind video; he was disappointed by the video on its release.
- As of 2020, BB has uploaded more than 1300 videos on his YouTube channel titled MKBHD. His 1000th video was released in March 2018. Social Blade, an American social media tracking website deemed him as the most subscribed-to technology-focused YouTube channel.
- He has more than 14 million subscribers as of 2021, with his videos reaching a total view count of more than 2.4 billion views. His most viewed video is “Retro Tech: Game Boy,” which has more than 24 million views.
- Apart from his Youtube channel, Marques also runs a tech-based podcast titled ‘Waveform: The MKBHD Podcast’ with his friend Andrew Manganelli, who is also a producer for the MKBHD YouTube channel. The podcast was first aired on 31 July 2019 on Apple Podcasts and Spotify. (youtube video titled “Introducing Waveform: The MKBHD Podcast!”)
- His guest-list for the podcast include iJustine, Mark Zuckerburg, Craig Federighi, and Carl Pei.
- Marques is also a professional frisbee player. He started by playing for the New Jersey Hammerheads (now discontinued) in the American Ultimate Disk League (AUDL). Later, he shifted to Philadelphia Phoenix in 2017.
- In 2019, he was part of the New York Empire, which won the AUDL championship that year.
- The YouTuber considers 82 to be his lucky number.
- He is an avid dog lover and has a pet dog named Mac.