Mick Ebeling

Los Angeles, California

Mick Ebeling is a producer, author, entrepreneur, technological trailblazer, and philanthropist. He is best known as the founder and CEO of three companies: the Ebeling Group, a multimedia production company and creative think tank; Not Impossible Labs, an organization dedicated to developing cutting-edge technology to solve pressing issues facing humanity; and the Not Impossible Foundation, a nonprofit that seeks to employ the inventions and discoveries made by Not Impossible Labs where they are most needed.

Early life

Mick Ebeling was born in 1970 in Long Beach, California. He was raised in Phoenix, Arizona by his mother, Marge Ebeling, and his father, Les Ebeling, and part of a family filled with entrepreneurs and philanthropists. Ebeling attended Brophy College Preparatory, a Jesuit high school in Phoenix. As a young man, Mick Ebeling played basketball for the Air Force Academy in Colorado before transferring to the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he graduated with a degree in political science in 1992.


Once he had completed his formal education, Mick Ebeling began his career by delving into the world of motion design. In 1995, he launched FUEL, a motion design studio that quickly gained recognition for its innovative and high-quality work. FUEL’s success led to its acquisition by Razorfish in 1999, propelling Ebeling into new leadership roles.

Not long after this, he became the CEO of THEY, a cross-platform design company known for its collaboration with NASA in several design, visualization, and communications-based projects.

In 2001, Ebeling founded The Ebeling Group, an international multimedia production company and creative laboratory. Since its inception, the company has worked on many widely released Hollywood films, including Stranger Than Fiction, Kite Runner, Quantum of Solace, and Yes, Virginia.

Ebeling’s career is defined by pushing the limits of technology, culminating with the founding of two sister organizations in 2009; Not Impossible Labs and Not Impossible Foundation. Both organizations are dedicated to tackling seemingly insurmountable technological challenges. Not Impossible Foundation serves to enact Ebeling’s philanthropic vision, leveraging the tech conceived and developed by Not Impossible Labs into large-scale humanitarian projects across the world.

Mick Ebeling’s 2015 book, Not Impossible: The Art and Joy of Doing What Couldn’t Be Done, chronicles his journey in an effort to inspire readers to embrace life’s possibilities.Ebeling has received many awards and accolades throughout the course of his career. In 2009, he was nominated for a Grammy in the category of ‘Best Short Form Music Video’ for his work on the Jack Black and Alicia Keys collaboration “Another Way to Die”. In 2014, Ebeling received honours from Advertising Age, Fortune Magazine, iMedia Connection, and the Association of Independent Commercial Producers. That same year, he also received the ‘Muhammed Ali Humanitarian Award’. Wired Magazine named him one of their ‘Agents of Change’ in 2015, while the South by Southwest (SXSW) organization gave him their ‘Interactive Innovation Award’ in 2015 and 2016, and Time Magazine highlighted the contributions of Not Impossible Labs in 2017

Net Worth

Mick Ebeling’s net worth is estimated to be approximately $20 million.


Founding FUEL in 1995.
Launching the Ebeling Group in 2001.
Being nominated for a Grammy Award in the category ‘Best Short Form Music Video’ in 2009.
Founding Not Impossible Labs and Not Impossible Foundation in 2009.
Being named one of the ‘Top 50 Most Creative People’ by Advertising Age in 2014.
Being listed as one of Fortune Magazine’s ‘Top 50 World’s Greatest Leaders’ in 2014.
Being named one of the ‘Top 25 Marketing Leaders and Innovators’ by iMedia Connection in 2014.
Receiving the ‘Next Cause Marketing Award’ from the Association of Independent Commercial Producers in 2014.
Winning the ‘Muhammed Ali Humanitarian Award’ in 2014.
Writing and publishing Not Impossible: The Art and Joy of Doing What Couldn’t Be Done in 2015.
Being named one of Wired Magazine’s ‘Agents of Change’ in 2015.
Receiving the ‘Interactive Innovation Award’ from SXSW for two consecutive years, in 2015 and 2016
Not Impossible Labs being recognized for its technological achievements by Time Magazine in 2017.