Jawed Karim Net Worth is$140 Million
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Profession: Programmer | Businessperson
Date of Birth: 1979-01-01
Ethnicity: Bangladeshi American, German American, Bengali people, Germans
Country: Merseburg
Jawed Karim net worth: Jawed Karim is an internet entrepreneur who has a net worth of $140 million. Jawed Karim is most famous for being a co-founder of Youtube.com. Karim was born on January 1st, 1979 in Merseburg, East Germany. He is of Bangladeshi ethnicity. After moving to the United States with his family in 1992, Jawed attended Central High School in Saint Paul, Minnesota. He then studied Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign but left school early to work for PayPal in California. While working at PayPal, Jawed befriended his future Youtube co-founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen. Together, the three partners founded Youtube in 2005. Jawed has the distinction of starring in the very first video ever uploaded to Youtube. The video, titled "Me at the zoo", was shot by a friend named Yakov Lapitsky during a trip to the San Diego Zoo. The 19 second video shows Jawed standing in front of a group of elephants briefly describing the elephant's trunks. It was uploaded to Youtube by the username "Jawed" at 8:27 pm on Saturday, April 23, 2005. Shortly after co-founding the company, Jawed decided to leave to enroll in graduate school at Stanford. Chad Hurley and Steve Chen proceeded to turn Youtube into the world changing media empire that we all know and use today. Despite leaving the company, Jawed still owned a fairly significant percentage of Youtube by the time it was sold to Google in October 2006. Google bought Youtube for $1.65 billion worth of stock. Jawed received 137,443 shares of Google which were worth $64 million on the day the deal closed. Thanks to Google's continued success and rising stock price, today those shares are worth more than $140 million. In case you are curious, Steve Chen and Chad Hurley each received roughly 700,000 shares of Google which were worth $345 million on the day the deal closed. Today those shares are worth $700 million. Me At The Zoo:
Jawed Karim (born January 1, 1979) is an American internet entrepreneur of Bangladeshi-German origin. He is best known for being the co-founder of the popular video sharing website YouTube. Many of the core components of PayPal, including its real-time anti-fraud system, were also designed and implemented by Karim.

Karim was born in Merseburg, East Germany, but crossed the Berlin Wall in 1980 and grew up in Neuss, West Germany. He moved to the United States with his family in 1992, two years after German reunification. He graduated from Central High School in Minnesota and later attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Department of Computer Science. He left campus prior to graduating to become an early employee at PayPal, but continued his coursework, earning his Bachelor of Science in computer science
While working at PayPal, he met Chad Hurley and Steve Chen. The three later founded the YouTube video sharing website in 2005. YouTube's first video, Me at the zoo, was uploaded by Karim on April 23, 2005.
After co-founding the company and developing the YouTube concept and website with Chad Hurley and Steve Chen, Karim enrolled as a graduate student in computer science at Stanford University while acting as an advisor to YouTube. When YouTube was acquired by Google, Karim received 137,443 shares of stock, worth about $64 million based on Google's closing stock price at the time.
In March 2008, Karim has launched a venture fund called Youniversity Ventures, with the goal of helping current and former university students to develop and launch their business ideas.
Karim's father, Naimul Karim, is a Bangladeshi American researcher at 3M. His mother, Christine Karim, is a German scientist and research associate professor of biochemistry at the University of Minnesota.
More than eight years after uploading the first video on YouTube, in response to YouTube's change to using Google+ for its comment system, Karim returned to his ori

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Mr. Jawed Karim serves as an Adviser of TokBox, Inc. Mr. Karim is a Sequoia Technology Partner at Sequoia Capital. He co-founded YouTube in 2005. Prior to YouTube, he served as an Engineer at PayPal, where he implemented its first real-time anti-fraud systems.
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Eight years ago today, three PayPal employees — Chad Hurley, Steve Chen and Jawed Karim — made history and registered the YouTube.com URL. That moment and the subsequent video of Jawed Karim at the zoo would significantly impact the way we entertain ...
Posted: February 14, 2013, 11:31 am
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