Jawed Karim The YouTube Co-Founder

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Jawed Karim is one of the great minds that co-founded YouTube, the video-sharing app, and is a member of the PayPal Mafia. He was born on the 28th of Oct in the year 1979, in East Germany

He is a known Software designer and a good Internet entrepreneur.

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Biography Of Jawed Karim

Jawed is of German and Bangladesh descent. He was born to Naimul Karim, a German, and Christine, a Bangladesh. Karim’s father was a researcher at 3M. His mother was a Science Professor at the University of Minnesota, with a specialization in Biochemistry. Karim has a brother born 10 years after himself called Illias Karim. The family suffered from Xenophobia in many places, which made them change locations frequently. They finally settled in Minnesota in 1992.

Wife And Children (Is Jawed Karim Married?)

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The genius chooses not to share his private life with the public so there is no known information on his private life. However, rumor has that he is married to a novelist.


Karim attended Saint Pual Senior High School in Minnesota and joined the University of Illinois after graduation, where he offered a BSc in Computer Science. In 2005, a year after his BSc, he continued his education at Sandford University with MSc in Computer Science. Karim is a member of the PayPal Mafia, A group of former employees of PayPal who developed great technology companies.

Jawed Karim’s Career

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As an intern, Karim served at Silicon Graphics, where he worked on 3D Voxel data. He joined forces with his colleagues, Chad Hurley and Steve Chen while working at PayPal in 2002. Three years after, they founded YouTube in 2005. He was the first to upload a video on the App. The video, titled, “Me At The Zoo”, was posted on 23rd Apr 2005. Karim was an informal advisor for the company, instead of an employee, in other to focus on his MSc Studies. Karim’s stock had grown to become $ 64 million as Google purchased it in 2006.

Social Media Accounts

Jawed Karim doesn’t have active social media accounts. Not Instagram, Facebook, or even Twitter. His only social media account is his YouTube channel, which has only one video since Apr 2005.

In 2020, Jawed organized a poll on his YouTube channel, asking his subscribers if he should post another video, The result was not surprising as many of his subscribers voted YES. Unfortunately, they are still waiting for the video.

Net Worth

Jawed Karim has a net worth of about $ 190 million, The entrepreneur has investment businesses, and also enjoys a share of stock on his well-known accomplishment from the video-sharing App.

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