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JAWED KARIM

Jawed Karim is an Internet entrepreneur, who worked at PayPal, and co-founded YouTube. He is the first person to upload a video on Youtube. The video he made is called 'Me at the zoo' and as of 20th January 2018, has reached over 45 million views.

chad hurley

Chris Hurley worked at PayPal with Jawed Karim and Steve Chen and is the co-founder and former CEO of the video sharing website YouTube.

steve chen

Steve Chen worked with Jawed Karim and Chad Hurley at PayPal and is the co-founder and chief technology officer of YouTube.

"I'm so fascinated by YouTube culture. I have no idea how it's working, but more and more people are becoming Internet famous, and it is because it allows you to have an atmosphere in which you feel comfortable to be yourself, which you might not get otherwise."

- Aubrey Peeples

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FIRST VIDEO OF ALL TIME

The first YouTube video ever uploaded was on April 23, 2005 called "Me at the zoo" by co-founder Jawed Karim at the San Diego Zoo.

Release date: January 21, 2012

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Youtube was created by PayPal employees Chad Hurley, Steve Chen and Jawed Karim with intent to upload, share and view video content.

FOUNDED: FEBRUARY 14, 2005

Before being purchased by Google, YouTube was making money mostly by advertisements. They were bringing in about 15 million dollars a month. Youtube was purchased by Google for $1.65 billion in stock, and continued to work independently with its co-founders and 68 employees working within Google. In summer of 2006 YouTube was one of that fastest growing sites on the World Wide Web.

PURCHASE BY GOOGLE: OCTOBER 9, 2006

In 2006, Time Magazine featured a Youtube screen as a mirror on the cover of the magazine in order to honor the cites users and content creators. The viewer would see themselves in the mirror on the cover of the magazine.

PERSON OF THE YEAR

Youtube consumed the entire bandwidth of the Internet in 2007. The site had an average of 100 million views per day and an average of 20 million visitors per month. In 2010 the site was serving more than two billion videos a day, which was nearly double the prime-time audience of all three major US television networks combined. Youtube continued to grow in 2013 to reach 1 billion viewers visiting each month.

2007-2013