Jawed Karim net worth

Jawed Karim net worth

Net Worth: $140 Million

About Jawed Karim

Jawed Karim net worth

It has been claimed that the overall amount of Jawed Karim net worth is as high as 140 million dollars, according to current calculations. He has made his name famous everywhere in the world because of his successful career as an internet entrepreneur. This career not only made his name popular, but also added up to the overall sum of Jawed Karim net worth. Jawed Karim became mostly known as a co-founder of the famous video sharing website called Youtube.com.
He was born in Merseburg, East Germany in 1979. Jawed Karim is of Bangladeshi ethnicity. In 1992 he moved to live to the United States with the whole of his family. There, the family settled in Minnesota, where Jawed Karim attended Central High School. After that, Jawed Karim attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he studied computer sciences. However, he has never finished it as he moved to California, where he began to work for PayPal. It was also in this company where he made friends with Steve Chen and Chad Hurley, with whom he created Youtube.com. Thus website eventually became the most popular video sharing service and it also added up a lot to the total size of Jawed Karim net worth.

The website was created in 2005. Jawed Karim is also the one who appeared in the first video uploaded to Youtube. The video is titled Me at the zoo and it was shot by his friend while the two were visiting the San Diego Zoo. The video lasts for 19 seconds and in it Jawed Karim is talking about the elephant’s trunks. This video was uploaded on his Youtube channel which was called ‘Jawed” on April 23 in 2005.
When Youtube was created, Jawed Karim decided to leave this business because he wanted to finish his graduate studies in Stanford. However, his friends Steve Chen and Chad Hurley decided to work on it further until Youtube became the most popular video sharing website on the net.
After he left the company, Jawed Karim still had quite a lot of percentage of Youtube when it was sold to Google. Google acquired Youtube in 2006 for 1.65 billion dollars. After the deal, the stocks which Jawed Karim had were worth 64 million dollars. Today, these stocks are worth around 140 million dollars. Thus, there is no surprise that Youtube has added up a lot to the overall estimate of Jawed Karim net worth.

Now you have an idea why Jawed Karim net worth is this huge


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