Meet The Original Founders of YouTube

Meet The Original Founders of YouTube
(Last Updated On: August 3, 2017)

Brief About Of YouTube

YouTube is one of the most amazing website in the world today, it was founded in February 2005, by 3 of PayPal’s former employees (Chad Hurley, Steve Chen and Jawed Karim). Then it was just an video sharing website.

In November 2006, Google bought YouTube for $1.65 Billion, and included it as one of its subsidiaries.

In 2010, YouTube was serving over 2 billion video each day.

As at 2014, over 300 hours of videos was uploaded every minute to YouTube.

As at today YouTube has its head office Located in California, United States.

YouTube users can Upload, Share, view, rate, add to favorites, report and comment on videos.

According to Alexia, YouTube is now the second most visited website in the world, with over 15 billion monthly visitors.

ALSO READ: How to Download Videos on YouTube For Free

The Original Founders of YouTube

Chad Meredith Hurley

Chad Hurley is an American, born in January 24, 1977.
He has a B.A. in Fine Art from Indiana University Pennsylvania  in the year 1999.
He is among the co-founder of YouTube and once the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of YouTube and MixBit.
Hurley once worked with PayPal.
He annual income is about $4.5 million, and total net worth of  $355 million.

Steve Chen

Steve Chen is from Taiwan, born in August 18, 1978. In 1993 his family immigrated to United States, where he studied computer science in University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and graduated in 2002.
He was also among the co-founders of YouTube and formerly worked with PayPal.
After the sale of YouTube to Google in November 2006 Steve Chen received a total of 694,087 shares of Google.
In 2014, Steve Chen joined Google Ventures, he is today a Taiwanese-born American Internet entrepreneur, with net worth of $300 million.

Jawed Karim

Jawed Karim was born October 28, 1979 in East Germany, which was the home town of his mother while his father is from Bangladeshi.
He also attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he graduated from the Department of Computer Science.
Just like others, his is among the co-founders of YouTube. According to him, the inspiration for YouTube first came in 2004 when Janet Jackson’s breast  was exposed during a live performance as well as the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami disaster. Then he felt there was a need for a platform on video sharing and the idea of YouTube came to reality.

Related posts


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

error: !!