On February 14, 2005, a video streaming website known to the world as YouTube was launched by three former PayPal employees. YouTube is the second largest search engine website, an American online video-sharing platform.
YouTube was founded by Jawed Karim (American German-Bangladeshi), Chad Hurley, and Steve Chen. So there are three founders of YouTube, they are Jawed Karim, Chad Hurley, and Steve Chen.
Who owns YouTube?
Google bought YouTube in November 2006 for $1.65 billion. So the current owner of YouTube is Google. YouTube allows users to upload videos, view them, rate them with likes and dislikes, share them, add videos to playlists, report, comment on videos and subscribe other users.
Where is the headquarters of YouTube?
YouTube is headquartered in San Bruno, California. YouTube has two billion visitors every day and over three hundred videos are posted every minute.
Why was YouTube created?
In 2005 three friends named Javed Karim, Chad Hurley and Steve Chen wanted to share a video online. The three of them looked for a video sharing site but couldn’t find one. They then decided to create a site themselves. This is how YouTube was created or invented. So, YouTube was invented by: Javed Karim, Chad Hurley and Steve Chen.
Which is the first video of YouTube?
The first YouTube video was titled Me at the zoo which was uploaded to the YouTube channel Jawed. Below is the first video uploaded by YouTube.
Javed Karim, one of the founders of YouTube, is of Bangladeshi descent. His father is Naemul Karim and German mother Christine Karim. Javed Karim was born in Merseburg, East Germany and was the first person to upload a video titled “Me at the zoo” on YouTube.
Javed Karim received about 137,443 shares worth about $140 million after the sale of YouTube. Due to his studies, Javed was less involved in the management and operation of YouTube, so he received a smaller share than the other two founders.