YouTube is a video-sharing platform that has become an integral part of the internet since its launch in 2005. The company was founded by three former PayPal employees, Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim. In 2006, YouTube was acquired by Google for $1.65 billion. In this blog, we will take a closer look at the founders and CEOs of YouTube and their wealth.
Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim are the founders of YouTube. The three of them met while working at PayPal and decided to start YouTube in 2005. Chad Hurley served as the CEO of YouTube from its launch until 2010. Steve Chen was the CTO of YouTube until 2009, and Jawed Karim served as an advisor to the company.
According to Forbes, Chad Hurley has a net worth of $355 million. Steve Chen has a net worth of $570 million, and Jawed Karim has a net worth of $140 million. These fortunes were mostly generated from the sale of YouTube to Google in 2006.
After Chad Hurley stepped down as CEO of YouTube in 2010, the company had a series of CEOs. Here are the most recent CEOs and their estimated net worth:
- Salar Kamangar: Salar Kamangar served as CEO of YouTube from 2010 to 2014. His net worth is estimated to be $300 million.
- Susan Wojcicki: Susan Wojcicki has been the CEO of YouTube since 2014. Before joining YouTube, she worked at Google, where she was responsible for the creation of Google AdSense. Her net worth is estimated to be $750 million.
- Neal Mohan: Neal Mohan is the Chief Product Officer of YouTube. He joined the company in 2013 and is responsible for the company’s product strategy. His net worth is estimated to be $200 million.
- Robert Kyncl: Robert Kyncl is the Chief Business Officer of YouTube. He joined the company in 2010 and is responsible for the company’s business strategy. His net worth is estimated to be $10 million.
YouTube’s founders and CEOs have generated significant wealth from their involvement with the company. Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim’s fortunes were mostly generated from the sale of YouTube to Google in 2006. The current CEOs of YouTube, Susan Wojcicki, Neal Mohan, and Robert Kyncl, have also amassed considerable wealth. As YouTube continues to grow and evolve, it will be interesting to see how the fortunes of its founders and CEOs change over time.