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.

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Parent CompanyGoogle
HQSan Bruno, US
YouTube was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in San Bruno, US
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Key People/Management at YouTube

Susan Wojcicki

Susan Wojcicki

Robert Kyncl

Robert Kyncl

Chief Business Officer
Danielle Tiedt

Danielle Tiedt

Pawan Agarwal

Pawan Agarwal

Head of Music Partnership for India and South Asia Region
Neal Mohan

Neal Mohan

Chief Product Officer
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YouTube Office Locations

YouTube has offices in San Bruno, New York, Los Angeles, Paris and in 6 other locations
San Bruno, US (HQ)
Google Building 901, 901 Cherry Ave
Los Angeles, US
12422 Bluff Creek Dr
New York, US
75 9th Ave
Toronto, CA
230 Richmond St E
Paris, FR
7 Rue Ballu
Berlin, DE
26 Oberlandstraße
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YouTube Financials and Metrics

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Founding Date


Total Funding

$11.5 m


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

YouTube Revenue

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

Dec, 2005Feb, 2006Jul, 2006Dec, 2007May, 2008Oct, 2008Jul, 2009May, 2010May, 2011Jan, 2012May, 2012May, 2013Nov, 2014Jul, 2015Sep, 2016Jun, 2017Jul, 2017Oct, 2017Dec, 2018

Hours of Video Uploaded Every Minute

8 13 15 24 35 48 60 72 100 300 400

Daily Video Views

8 m15 m100 m1 b1.20 b2 b3 b4 b4.95 b

Average time spent on YouTube per mobile session, minutes

15 40

Monthly Active Users

20 m45 m900 m1.50 b1.50 b1.80 b
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YouTube Online and Social Media Presence

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YouTube News and Updates

What it's like to be the victim of mob mentality on YouTube

It doesn't take much for the tides to turn, and for fans to turn into critics. This is particularly true on YouTube where people can be blasted into fame incredibly quickly. One YouTuber, Chris Boutté, experienced what it's like be the victim of an angry online mob first hand. Dozens of videos ha…

NBA Strikes Deal With YouTube for Dedicated African Channel

NBA Strikes Deal With YouTube for Dedicated African Channel

Kidfluencers' Rampant YouTube Marketing Creates Minefield for Google

Kidfluencers' Rampant YouTube Marketing Creates Minefield for Google

Google positions YouTube as Stadia’s killer app

Google is launching Stadia this year. And while it hasn't revealed any original games, it does have YouTube, which it plans to leverage.

Teen pleads guilty in court to pushing her friend off a 60ft bridge and injuring her badly in a viral YouTube video

Tay'lor Smith, 19, pleaded guilty to reckless endangerment for pushing her friend off a 60ft bridge in Moulton Falls Regional Park, Washington. Jordan Holgerson, 16, punctured both lungs and broke six ribs in the fall. Smith will be sentenced next Wednesday, and prosecutors recommended a sentence …

PewDiePie's huge campaign to swat away T-Series and keep his YouTube crown is slowing down

PewDiePie is back as the number one YouTuber after briefly losing the spot to Indian music channel T-Series. PewDiePie keeps trading places with T-Series, in part thanks to a sustained campaign by his fans to keep him at the top. But a closer look at the stats suggests T-Series will inevitably w…
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YouTube Blogs

LIVE TOMORROW: Tune into the BRIT Awards 2019, featuring George Ezra, Dua Lipa and Jorja Smith on YouTube

It’s that time of year again. With awards season in full swing, one of the most anticipated musical celebrations of the year has arrived: The BRITs. Known for its memorable performances such as Stormzy’s “Blinded By Your Grace Pt 2” in the rain and Liam Gallagher’s moving tribute to Manchester—plus …

Introducing our new strikes system

We're updating the way we give Community Guidelines strikes to be more transparent and consistent. Based on feedback from creators, we're giving everyone new opportunities and better resources to understand our Community Guidelines. We're also revamping our notifications and to give more transparenc…

State of the Union 2019: Live on YouTube

Key moments throughout U.S. presidential history have been captured on YouTube, from visiting American troops and celebrating life’s achievements, to taking the oath of office and hosting world leaders. As President Trump begins his third year in office, this tradition continues. As we have done si…

YouTube Music comes to Sonos

YouTube Music just got a little bit louder! Beginning today, YouTube Music is now available to play on all Sonos speakers. Through the Sonos app, fans around the world with a YouTube Music Premium or YouTube Premium subscription can now easily play official songs, albums, thousands of playlists, and…

Continuing our work to improve recommendations on YouTube

When recommendations are at their best, they help users find a new song to fall in love with, discover their next favorite creator, or learn that great paella recipe. That's why we update our recommendations system all the time—we want to make sure we’re suggesting videos that people actually want t…

YouTube TV’s gearing up for the Big Game and going nationwide

Nearly two years ago, we launched YouTube TV, a new and reimagined way to enjoy cable-free live TV on your terms. Since then, we've been working to make sure that people in the top 100 markets in the United States can watch their favorite sports, news, and shows—without the hassles that come with tr…
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YouTube Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was YouTube founded?

    YouTube was founded in 2005.

  • Who are YouTube key executives?

    YouTube's key executives are Susan Wojcicki, Robert Kyncl and Danielle Tiedt.

  • What is YouTube revenue?

    Latest YouTube annual revenue is $9 b.

  • Who are YouTube competitors?

    Competitors of YouTube include Milq, Vivendi and Vimeo.

  • Where is YouTube headquarters?

    YouTube headquarters is located at Google Building 901, 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno.

  • Where are YouTube offices?

    YouTube has offices in San Bruno, New York, Los Angeles, Paris and in 6 other locations.

  • How many offices does YouTube have?

    YouTube has 11 offices.