#24 – YouTube is Owned by Someone
You probably think now that YouTube is owned by the people who founded it – Chad Hurley, Steven Chen, and Jawed Karim. However, the truth is quite the opposite. Although Hurley, Chen, and Karim have founded YouTube, they don’t own YouTube. Then who in the world owns YouTube? Aliens, maybe?
No, aliens don’t own YouTube. The current owner of YouTube is Google. Google actually bought YouTube from its founders for “only” $1.65 billion in stocks. Each founder of YouTube got more than $300 million in stocks.