Mark Dohner is an American YouTuber, actor, Viner and filmmaker. He has more than 2 million subscribers to his YouTube channel. He is also immensely popular on the photo sharing platform, Instagram, with more than 1.7 million followers. He is one of those internet celebrities who have achieved the million subscribers mark on various social media platforms, and enjoys the adoration of a huge following on social media. He has donned various hats - first as a Viner, then a YouTuber and finally actor/filmmaker. He has balanced multiple roles with apparent ease while providing quality content for his viewers. His Vines have been immensely appreciated on the platform and currently his YouTube videos are setting the bar high for other YouTubers of his generation. He posts videos every single day, affording the viewers snippets of his exciting life. His huge following on the internet has afforded him a huge earning through multiple outlets. He is an aspiring filmmaker who dreams of creating human interest projects through his own life experiences.
The Meteoric Rise to Stardom
Mark has always had an affinity towards social media. He started out with MySpace and then when Facebook arrived, he shifted his account there like everybody else his generation. Video sharing platforms like YouTube gave users a rare opportunity to share their life events with the world as it happened and consequently Vine happened to encourage even more creativity to fit one’s entire message in six seconds.
Mark made his presence felt to viewers in Vine since the moment he uploaded his first video titled “Saying 'Merry Christmas' to someone who doesn't celebrate Christmas". The video featured Mark along with friends Logan Paul and Josh Peck. The video went viral overnight with it being shared over and over again within the social media communities. The number of followers on Mark’s videos kept on increasing until he became one of the most trending Viners on the platform.
From Vine, it was a natural transition to move on to YouTube for Mark Dohner. Till date he has over 1.2 million subscribers on the platform and close to 89 million views on his YouTube Channel. His videos feature typical clickbait title and mostly deal with Mark’s everyday life, his roommates and other relations. In his YouTube Bio, he has described his content as ‘THIS IS LIKE REALITY TV, BUT BETTER!!’ and the viewers seem to realize that too.
The audiences love the way he chooses content and the fact that he uploads videos every single day, also affords a sort of continuity to his storyline. He has continuously shifted his content and has adapted to current social media trends to keep up with the time. Mark believes that it is a cut-throat business between the social media platforms itself and users who are seriously considering a career in social media are to be able to keep up with the ever-changing trends.
Apart from YouTube, Mark enjoys a sizable following on Instagram as well where he regularly posts snaps of his life as a constant series of fun adventure. His profile really tells a story about his life and the various characters in it. That is probably the reason why the number of followers keeps climbing upwards on his profile.
He is also an enthusiastic filmmaker and considers himself a passionate actor as well. His interest in filmmaking stems from everything he has experienced so far and he plans to take on projects that portray human interest stories. He wants his creations as a filmmaker to serve specific purpose in the society and contribute towards something worthwhile globally.
In April 2017, Mark was signed on as a Brand Ambassador of Curve Fragrances and started promoting the brand’s signature men’s fragrance Curve Black. Revenues generated from YouTube views, those generated from featured ads on various platforms, apart from his endorsement deals with high value brands and other tie-ups with several media outlets makes up for a sizable amount.
As of May 2017, his net worth is estimated to be somewhere in between 750,000 and 1 million USD.
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What Makes Mark Dohner So Special
Mark Dohner is a shining example of the new breed of social media influencers who have been successful in harnessing the immense power of the internet in their favor. He is aware of the way things have come up to a point and how the future is shaping up to be. He aims at using this rare insight to manipulate things in his favor, both in terms of moneyand social image.
He knows that the secret behind his success is the adoration and support that he receives from his viewers. Mark is also aware of the fact that to continue receiving the same level of appreciation, he not only has to maintain the standard of his content, but also has to continuously evolve as a creative mind.
He handles the pressure of creating and uploading videos daily, enjoys the creative push that it generates, yet at the end of every day he puts down his camera equipment to spend quality time with friends and family. It seems that he has found that golden balance between work and fun, and that propels him to excel at his field.
Behind The Curtains
Mark regularly appreciates his viewers featuring their video clips and twitter snapshots regularly in his videos. His tall, lean frame coupled with a handsome face also contributes towards his popularity and his female followers cannot seem to stop drooling over this multi-talented handsome YouTuber.
Not much is known about Mark’s early life. He grew up in sunny California and is currently based out of Los Angeles, California. He is super close to his family, his mom, dad and two sisters, who visit him regularly at his LA home.
He is also close to his grandmother who is currently suffering from Alzheimer’s. This personal connection to the disease has prompted Mark to launch a donation drive dubbed ‘#Dohnation’ for his viewers to assist families affected by Alzheimer’s. His videos also feature his friends regularly.
He is currently dating fellow YouTuber Kylie Rae, a pretty brunette, also a regular feature in his videos.