by: Jada Mercer


In 2006 YouTube was created by Steve Chen, Chad Hurley,and Jawed karim. They started it in their garage. The boys had experience working together at paypal. They decided that they wanted to start a business together. The boys knew how hard it was to share videos so they decided to make a special website just for sharing videos. They had experience with computers and logo design. The boys worked very well together. If the boys did not work well together YouTube would have never been a thing.


At the beginning YouTube was small and they didn't make much money. It didn't even have a search bar yet. In 2006 Google bought YouTube for 1.65 billion dollars. Then they included adds in 2010. Now YouTube is bigger than Bing,Yahoo,Ask,and AOL combined. YouTube id now worth a lot more. YouTube had some a very long way.


Steve Chen, Chad Hurley, and Jawed Karim started YouTube because they wanted people to be able to share videos easier. People can get ideas for something that can benefit everyone from YouTube. Even though they have people that filter through every video people can still get bad ideas. People wouldn’t be as smart as they are today. YouTube can be used in schools for educational benefits. With out YouTube people wouldn't be as smart.

Steve Chen

Steve Chen was the chief in creating YouTube. He was born August 18th 1978 ( 37 years old). He immigrated to the United States in 1993. Chen is known for his ability to work with computers. He is an internet entrepreneur. This means he is an owner or founder of a company. If Steve Chen didn’t work with the other YouTube creators YouTube would not be where it is today.

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Chad Hurley

Chad Hurley was born on January 24 1977 (39). After college he went to work at paypal where he met Steve and Jawed. Just like Steve and Jawed he is an internet entrepreneur. He then created the app mixbot with Steve. Chad Hurley and Steve are the main founder of YouTube. Chad Hurley played a big role in creating YouTube
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First YouTube video ever

Me at the zoo