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
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Key People/Management at YouTube

Susan Wojcicki

Susan Wojcicki

Robert Kyncl

Robert Kyncl

Head of Content & Business Operations
Danielle Tiedt

Danielle Tiedt

Manuel Bronstein

Manuel Bronstein

VP Product
Pawan Agarwal

Pawan Agarwal

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

Neal Mohan

Chief Product Officer

YouTube Office Locations

YouTube has offices in Laguna Niguel, London, San Bruno, Minato 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

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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 Financials

YouTube's revenue was reported to be $9 b in Y, 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, 2016Jun, 2017Jul, 2017Oct, 2017

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 b
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YouTube News and Updates

What Would Mind-Reading Really Be Like?

Telepathy has been a common trope in sci-fi for decades, but how would it work if it was real?

Top Egypt court orders temporary YouTube ban over Prophet Mohammad video

CAIRO, May 26 (Reuters) - Egypt's top administrative court ruled on Saturday that regulators must block the video file-sharing site YouTube for one month over a video that denigrates the Prophet Mohammad, a lawyer who filed the case told Reuters.

Publishing giant Hearst is betting that YouTube will fill a Facebook-shaped hole, and it's seeing 'exponential growth'

Post Facebook's News Feed change, Hearst has been focusing on producing premium, longer-form episodic video series on YouTube. The publisher of Seventeen, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle and Cosmopolitan has created more than 34 new web shows, and plans to launch six more in the upcoming weeks. The move i…

This encyclopedia is a “fake news” buster for the ages

From P.T. Barnum to the Pizza Rat, The Encyclopedia of Misinformation details the timeless assault on truth. Fast Company talks with author Rex Sorgatz. In an era of “alternative facts,” Rex Sorgatz’s The Encyclopedia of Misinformation helps put things in perspective. The author of the book, release…

One of the most popular YouTubers in the gaming world has died aged 33

John Peter Bain, known online as Totalbiscuit, died on Thursday aged 33. He was diagnosed with bowel cancer in 2014, shortly before his 30th birthday. Totlbiscuit ran a Youtube channel with more than 2 million subscribers, and termed himself "the cynical Brit." His wife Gemma posted a tribute to h…
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