Mark Rober Net Worth, Biography, Career (Latest)

Inventor, YouTuber, and engineer Mark Rober is estimated to have a net worth of $5 million. Within hours, he went viral by posting a video on YouTube of a Halloween costume prank. Previously, he was an engineer at NASA.

To be exact, Mark Rober uploaded 95 YouTube videos between 2011 and 2021. Over the past ten years, 1,98 billion views have been registered, averaging between $2 and $10 per thousand views.

His videos on science and education won him the Streamy Award 2019. Moreover, as a YouTube content creator, he won the Diamond Creator Award 2020.

Full NameMark Rober
Birth PlaceOrange, California
Youtube ChannelMark Rober
Mark Rober Net Worth$5 million (Last Updated 2022)

Mark Rober’s source of income

In addition to being a YouTuber, Mark Rober is an inventor as well as an engineer. Thus, he has several ways to earn money. Currently, he has the following sources of income:

  • Facebook and YouTube content creation
  • Selling products on the website
  • Job as an engineer

Early Life

He grew up in Orange County, California. During his childhood, he developed a strong interest in engineering. In addition, he excelled in mathematics and physics.

From Brigham Young University, he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, followed by a Master of Science from the University of Southern California.

Engineering Job

In 2004, Mark Rober joined NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and served there as an engineer for nine years. He spent seven of those nine years working on the Curiosity rover, which is currently on Mars. 

As of 2004, a NASA engineer received at least $62K annually. However, during his time at JPL he earned more than $80K a year as an engineer.

Towards the end of his nine-year career, he worked as a product designer at Apple for four years. His latest project has been to make augmented outfits for Marvel’s superheroes.

Mark Rober’s YouTube and Facebook video earnings

A total of 95 videos have been posted on Mark’s YouTube channel since he started his career on YouTube in October 2011.

His career as a YouTuber began after his first video “iPad2 Halloween Costume- Gaping hole in torso” was a viral hit. YouTube views for his videos have reached 1.98 billion, which is 20.8 million views per video.

In total, Mark earns $1.8 million annually from ads that appear while playing videos. Hence, YouTube ads are his biggest source of revenue. Also, it’s clear from Mark’s massive amount of views that YouTube is the source of his maximum earnings.

Selling products on an online website

Mark Rober sells various merchandise on his official merchandise site, including hoodies with his logo, narrow mouth Nalgenes, joggers, tee shirts, snapbacks, glitter bombs, magnets, etc. 

‘’ is the website that sells all of these merchandise. His subscribers (17.6 million) are all aware of the online shop, so he makes most of his income from it.