YouTube is a video sharing platform, allowing users to upload, view and share videos including movie, music clips and amateur content. It offers a variety of features, including playback, uploading, quality and 3D video viewing. The platform also provides users with the ability to view its videos on web pages outside their website. YouTube is predominantly an ad-supported platform, but also offers rental options for a growing number of movie titles.

Parent Company
San Bruno, US
YouTube was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in San Bruno, US

Key People/Management at YouTube

Susan Wojcicki

Susan Wojcicki

Danielle Tiedt

Danielle Tiedt

VP, Marketing
Salar Kamangar

Salar Kamangar

Senior Vice President, YouTube and Video
Robert Kyncl

Robert Kyncl

Head, Content & Business Operations
Jodi Ropert

Jodi Ropert

Director, Strategy & Insights
Horia Ciurdar

Horia Ciurdar

Engineering Lead

YouTube Office Locations

YouTube has offices in San Bruno, London, Minato, New York and in 6 other locations
San Bruno, US (HQ)
901 Cherry Ave
New York, US
75 9th Ave
Bom Retiro, BR
1121 Rua Solon
Toronto, CA
230 Richmond St E
Paris, FR
8 Rue de Londres
Berlin, DE
26 Oberlandstraße
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YouTube Financials and Metrics

Summary Metrics

Founding Date


Total Funding

$11.5 m


In total, YouTube had raised $11.5 m. YouTube is a subsidiary of Google

YouTube Financials

YouTube's revenue was reported to be $9 b in 2015 which is a 125% increase from the previous period.
USDY, 2013Y, 2014Y, 2015


3 b4 b9 b

Revenue growth, %

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YouTube Operating Metrics

Dec, 2005Feb, 2006Jul, 2006Dec, 2007May, 2008Oct, 2008Jul, 2009May, 2010May, 2011Jan, 2012May, 2012May, 2013Nov, 2014Jul, 2015Sep, 2016Y, 2016Mar, 2017Jun, 2017Jul, 2017Jul, 2017Oct, 2017Nov, 2017

Hours of Video Uploaded Every Minute


Daily Video Views

8 m15 m100 m1 b1.2 b2 b3 b4 b4.95 b

Average time spent on YouTube per mobile session, minutes


Monthly Active Users

20 m45 m900 m1.5 b1.5 b
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YouTube's employees are reported to be approximately 30% female and 70% male.
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YouTube's Web-traffic and Trends

YouTube Online and Social Media Presence

YouTube News and Updates

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YouTube Company Life and Culture

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