Vic Gundotra, the former Google exec with almost 7 million followers on Google+, says: “Marques Brownlee is the best technology reviewer on the planet right now. You might want to follow him. Watch him practice his craft below.” Besides being the best on the planet, Marques Brownlee is also a 20-year-old student at Stevens College in Hoboken and his YouTube channel “MKBHD” has 1.6 million subscribers.
Legend has it that YouTube sensations spring up overnight, but the reality is usually different. Brownlee, despite his youth, has been working on his channel and perfecting his videos for five years–ever since he first debated the merits (on video) of buying a laptop for high school. As Marques Brownlee tells Dave Smith at Business Insider, growth “was super slow. The first few videos, there were no comments and no views.” Not anymore. The Marques Brownlee lesson: stick at it, if you’re doing it right.