Jawed Karim is a famous American entrepreneur, software engineer, and co-founder of a video-sharing platform named YouTube. He is also the founder of a venture fund investment group named Y Ventures.
Jawed is also considered the first YouTuber in the world. He uploaded the first video on YouTube titled “Me at the Zoo” on April 24, 2005. In the video, he was explaining about an elephant’s trunk and his friend Yakov Lapitsly was shooting his video. The video has over 170 million views as of 2022.
How much did Jawed Karim sell YouTube for?
Jawed Karim sold YouTube for around $1.65 billion to Google.
Jawed Karim’s Bio, Age, Early life
Jawed Karim was born on October 28, 1979, in Merseburg, Saxony-Anhalt, East Germany. His zodiac sign is Scorpio and currently holds American nationality.
His father’s name is Naimul Karim and his mother’s name is Christine Karim. Jawed’s father Naimul is Bangladeshi and used to work as a researcher at 3M company. His mother Christine is from Germany and used to work as a scientist and professor at the University of Minneosta.
While living in Germany, Jawed’s family faced a lot of racism which forced them to move to different places. Lastly, they crossed the border of Germany and moved to America in 1992.
Jawed Karim attended Saint Paul Central School which is the oldest school in Minneosta. In 1997, he joined the University of Illinois where he studied computer science. But, he left the University before completing his study and started working in PayPal as an IT developer.
Later, Jawed joined Stanford University and completed his graduation and obtained a degree in Computer science. He continued his study at Stanford University to obtain a master’s degree. After that, he did an internship at Silicon Graphics which is one of the high-performing companies in Silicon valley.
What did Jawed Karim invent?
Jawed Karim invented an online video sharing platform named YouTube.
Jawed Karim’s Career
After completing his graduation, Jawed co-founded an online video-sharing platform, YouTube along with Steven Chena and Chad Hurley in 2005. They met each other while working at PayPal. Jawed was the first user of YouTube and the first person to post the video.
In 2005, Jawed posted the first video on YouTube titled “Me at the Zoo” which has earned over 170 million views. As of now, he remains one of the shareholders of YouTube with 137,443 shares of stock which were only $64 million at the time of purchase by Google in 2006.
In 2008, Jawed made his first public speech at the University of Illinois. He was invited to talk and share about the history of YouTube. Later, he was announced as the 136th and youngest speaker in the school’s history.
Jawed is also an Internet Entrepreneur. He found a venture fund investment group named Y Ventures in 2008 along with the partners Keith Rabois and Kevin Hartz. Y Ventures provides finance to Entrepreneurs and also invests in companies like Reddit, Eventbrite, Palantir, etc.
What is the Net Worth of Jawed Karim?
Jawed got $1.65 billion after selling YouTube to Google. Moreover, he has an estimated net worth of $190 million as of 2022.
How old is Jawed Karim?
Jawed Karim is currently 43 years old as of 2022.
Is Jawed Karim dating someone?
Jawed Karim is in a relationship with novelist Kia Abdulla from the United Kingdom. She is famous for authoring Child’s play which was published in 2009. There is no further information available about their relationship.
Social Media: Instagram, Twitter
Jawed Karim is active on Instagram. His Instagram account has around 5.5 k followers. But, he is not active on other social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook.
Body Measurements: Height and Weight
Jawed Karim is 5 feet 8 inches or 173cm tall. His weight is 67 kg or 147 lbs. There is no further information available regarding his other body measurements.