Friday, September 25, 2015
Jordan Maron (a.k.a. CaptainSparklez). The 23-year-old has almost 8.8 million subscribers on his YouTube channel and a staggering 1.8 billion views, largely through musical parodies of popular songs produced using the Minecraft game.
Maron talked to PEOPLE Now about, among other things, why he thinks kids playing Minecraft is actually a net positive. "I think, with Minecraft especially, there are definitely some educational components to it," he said. "You can have classes now that you take in various schools that are based in Minecraft that can teach you about computer engineering."