Donald Mustard, founder of Chair Entertainment Group, LLC, announced in September 2023 that he is retiring. Is he related to YouTuber Mustard Plays? Who are the other family members of the Mustard household?
Here is what we know.
Is Mustard Plays Donald Mustard Brother?
Yes, YouTuber and gamer Mustard Plays is indeed the brother of Donald Mustard.
In the March 2021 YouTube video, Mustard Plays addressed the question he often gets asked which is whether he is the brother of Donald. The video he created contained pictures of the two together from the time when they were kids as well as when they were adults.
The other question that he gets asked a lot is if “Donald tells him secret things about Fortnite?”
Mustard Plays replied: “Sometimes.” He added that Donald trusts him enough that he won’t leak any information about the game so he shares a few details sometime.
Born on 15 August 1976, Donald Mustard is 47 years old and the older brother of Mustard Plays. He is the founder of Chair Entertainment Group, LLC, an American video game company based in Salt Lake City, Utah, as well as the Chief Creative Officer of Epic Games and Loremaster of Fortnite until 2023.
Donald operated a prosperous studio that demonstrated the capabilities of the Xbox and iPhone. Then, thanks to Fortnite’s expansive metaverse, he became the face of one of the greatest and riskiest storytelling experiments in history. Mustard, the chief creative officer at Epic Games, has announced his retirement this month.
“I’m excited to spend time with my wife and family and am forever grateful for @TimSweeneyEpic and the Epic Games family,” Donald writes.
In September 2023, Donald wrote on his Tweet, “After an incredible adventure, I will be retiring from my role as Chief Creative Officer at Epic this month. I have enjoyed nearly 25 years in the game industry collaborating with some of the most talented people ever and I am so proud of what we have made together. From the ambitious Advent Rising to the start of ChAIR where we created Undertow, Shadow Complex, and the Infinity Blade trilogy, to the honor of our tiny team becoming part of Epic, each new chapter allowed me to accomplish something new and original. I am especially proud of the opportunity I’ve had to help create and shape Fortnite.”
He concluded, “I am humbled to have been a part of the team that every day tries to bring ‘joy and delight’ to the Fortnite community! We love watching you experience every moment – leaping from the Battle Bus for the very first time, seeing the rocket crack open the sky, dancing with friends after a Victory Royale, being sucked into a black hole or being washed out to sea as The Island flipped over – and on and on! I can’t wait to now share in the future of Fortnite as a player alongside all of you! The teams are in the best hands and they are working on huge, jaw-dropping, amazing things!!!”
Donald Mustard Family
Donald Mustard is the son of Donald Mustard Sr and Claire Mustard. Claire is 68 years old and Donald Sr is 69 as of 2023.
Donald also has a brother named Geremy Mustard. He is also working at Chair Entertainment and Epic Games. He went to Cypress Creek High School and Brigham Young University.
Donald’s grandparents are named George Arthur Mustard and Margaret Mustard.
George attended a one-room country school through grade 8 and then Clinton High School. In early 1944 he joined the Canadian Navy and served aboard a ship in the South Pacific through the end of the war. He was discharged in December 1945 and entered the University of Western Ontario in London in January 1949.
At university, George met his wife Margaret Steele of Rodney, Ontario. They were married on Nov. 5, 1949. They moved to Calgary, Alberta, where George got a job as a wellsite geologist with Marathon Oil Company. He worked for Marathon for 34 years in several different exploration and management positions in Calgary, Alberta; Findley, Ohio; Brisbane, Australia; and London, England.
George and Margaret retired in June 1984 and moved back to their Calgary home. Five years later, they moved to Denver to be near their oldest two sons and families. In April 1995 they moved to Lynden, Washington, to be closer to their son and daughter and families in Vancouver, B.C.
Besides Donald’s father Donald Sr., George and Margaret also had Robert (Monique) of Florida, Peter of British Columbia, and Jean (Casey) of British Columbia.
Donald Mustard Wife
Donald Mustard is married to his wife Laura Mustard. The couple has been happily married since 31 August 2006.
In April 2021, Donald shared about his wife, “My partner in all things and the love of my life. From my very first game project (where we met), Laura inspires and pushes me to always do more, reach higher, and make things happen. From working together to raising our family, I love that I get to do it all with my best friend.”
On their anniversary in 2022, Laura posted on her IG, “Happy Anniversary to my husband, mon cheri, @thedonaldmustard. Excited to return to one of our favorite places. ❤️.”
Laura is working as a publicist. She was a former marketing director at Chair Entertainment from 2006 to 2019. She had also worked at HighWater Group and Epic Games.
Laura hailed from Medford, New York, and is living in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Does Donald Mustard Have A Daughter?
Yes, Donald Mustard has a daughter named Abby. Despite a few pictures of Abby on his wife’s IG, not much is known about Donald’s daughter.