|Date of Birth
|February 26, 1986
|Place of Birth
|Phoenix, Arizona, USA
|Food Travel YouTuber, Blogger
|Best Known For
|Traveling and exploring street food cultures
|Micah Wiens (son)
|Creating YouTube content, exploring food and travel destinations
|YouTube, Sponsored content, Website advertising
|Arizona State University (Bachelor’s degree in Global Studies)
|Social Media Accounts
A food and travel enthusiast, Mark Wiens is a well-known name in the vlogging world. With a YouTube channel under his name and a successful blog called migrationology.com, Mark has a net worth of $4.7 million as of March 2021. Mark Wiens is based in Thailand and travels the world, making food videos that appeal to global fans. He has over 7.4 million subscribers and billion views on YouTube, making him a popular celebrity YouTuber.
With a calm and pleasant personality, Mark loves food, and his videos are well received by fans all over the world. Read on to find out more details about his life, family, career, and everything else that you need to know.
Mark Wiens’ Personal Info, Age, Birthday, Height, Children
A popular figure in the culinary world, Mark Wiens was born to an American dad and Chinese mom on February 26, 1986. Standing at 6.1ft and weighing 64 kg, Mark is a successful author, YouTuber, and blogger. Although he was born in America, his parents were missionaries, and the family traveled a lot.
When Mark was just five years old, the family moved to Albertville in France and then to DRC, Africa, a few years later. Living in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mark says, laid a foundation in experiencing new friendships, culture, and food. The family moved again to Nairobi, Kenya’s capital city, where Mark lived till his graduation from high school. After his graduation, he returned to America and enrolled in Arizona State University, earning a Global Studies degree.
With his savings from university days and a hunger to experience new food, places, and culture, Mark flew to South America- Buenos Aires, to be precise. There he earned a TESOL certificate, a course to teach English, and continued touring other countries before coming back to America.
Overwhelmed with the adventures overseas, he began a blog to share his experiences with friends and family when he realized that the blog has potential for more than just musings.
However, without a clue about what he wanted to do, he hit the road again. He took a one-way ticket to Bangkok, taught English, toured places in South East Asia, and published an e-book on Thai food. He also met Ying- a great cook, traveler, and fellow food enthusiast, fell in love and then married her in July 2013. The couple has a son, and they often travel a lot, making food videos and creating content for his YouTube channel and blog.
How did he begin his career?
Mark began his career as an English teacher in Bangkok. However, he could not enjoy the profession and invested most of his time writing about food which he later published.
As a food enthusiast, he realized that his hard drives were full of Thai food pictures and decided to start a food blog. Mark and his friend Dwight Turner, who shared his enthusiasm for Thai food, collaborated and set up the blog eatingthaifood.com. The blog was a considerable success. And soon, he started another blog called migrationology.com to provide a travel guide to the best places for eating the best local delicacies, places to stay, things to do, etc.
He also published numerous books on food, including Hong Kong Travel Guide for Food Lovers, 101 Things to do in Bangkok, and The Ultimate Eating Thai Food Guide. Mark’s career as a blogger and author flourished, and he began to earn good money. However, he is best known as a YouTube star than a writer.
After incredible success as an author and blogger, Mark decided that he wanted to share more than just information and food pictures. He wanted to share the warm emotions and the excellent food environment, which wasn’t possible through blogs and photographs alone.
His short and simple videos of street food soon became more than a hobby. He ventured into vlogging and began a food channel on YouTube and has never had to turn back since. His vibrant personality adds to the entertaining and informational videos that he posts twice a week, making his viewers eagerly anticipate the following video. His videos garner several thousand viewers within hours of upload time.
How much does he earn?
Mark Wiens earns an estimated $2,000 per day from his YouTube channel. He gets an average view of around 2.5 million daily, raking in about $1.7 million annually. He also sells products, including e-books and T-shirts, on his websites. Occasionally, Mark also does pay sponsorships and posts affiliate links which earns him an extra amount. Overall, his net worth stands at $4.7 million.
Some interesting facts about Mark Wiens
While the millionaire vlogger has traveled the world and has tasted the best of cuisines, turning vegan doesn’t seem to Mark’s thing. He has expressed his love for meat, and although he tries to cut back on deep-fried food and red meat, he doesn’t have any plans to go vegan.
Mark’s family travels with him to a new destination whenever he has to shoot a new video. This has been a considerable relief to him as he doesn’t have to say goodbye every time he has to travel, which is often. The food lover is a family man and wants to have a good time with his famil
. Both his wife and her mother are excellent cooks, and he enjoys their dishes. While teaching English in Thailand, Mark saved up to 90% of his income and lived on a tight budget. Although he doesn’t have to keep strict tabs on his spending anymore, according to Mark, his life isn’t as easy as many people perceive. He spends two days a week shooting videos but sits up to fourteen hours on his computer the next four days, editing his videos, marketing, and researching his next project.