In today’s article I will be discussing
some pretty amazing facts about YouTube you need to know. YouTube is one of the giants of the digital age where people go to watch videos.

Here 10 Interesting Facts You Need To Know About YouTube

1. YouTube is an American online video sharing and social media platform founded by Jawed Karim, Chad Hurley, Steve Chen.

2. YouTube was officially launched on February 14, 2005 and Americans are addicted to YouTube, atleast in a month 80 percent of North American adults aged between 18 and 49 watch one video on YouTube.

3. Google acquired YouTube for $1.65 billion in October 2006. Which was a lot of money at the time.

4. The very first YouTube video uploaded was called ‘Me at the zoo.’ The video was only 19 seconds long, but it has 34 million views. One of the co-founders Jawad Kareem uploaded a video of himself at the San Diego Zoo.

5. Many countries around the world have either permanently or temporarily blocked YouTube. China & Iran is one of the most notable examples.

6. YouTube’s three founders worked at PayPal before they started working together. The three founders were quite pivotal in PayPal history with one designing the logo. They funded YouTube with the bonuses they received from working at PayPal and then they left to work on YouTube full-time.

7. YouTube’s last reported revenue was 200 million dollars in 2008. YouTube doesn’t officially release their figures, but Forbes predicted. Currently, YouTube’s net worth is over $100 billon.

8. YouTube is the second most visited website, right after Google itself which is the parent organization.

9. YouTube chief executive officer is Susan Wojcicki  since 5 Feb 2014–till date.

10. YouTube headquarters is located in two american state; San Bruno & California.

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