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 an office in San Bruno, Minato, New York, Bom Retiro 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, 2016Y, 2016Mar, 2017Jun, 2017Jul, 2017Oct, 2017Nov, 2017Feb, 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 b
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YouTube News and Updates

'The Sky Is Yours' Combines Dragons and YouTube

Chandler Klang Smith's new novel is full of surreal weirdness.

The director of this week's episode of 'Atlanta' says that weird game was made up on the day of shooting, and was inspired by something Donald Glover saw on YouTube

Amy Seimetz, the director of this week's episode of "Atlanta," explains coming up with the episode's most bizarre scene. She teases episode 7 of this season, which she also directed, titled "Champagne Papi" — yes, it's definitely a reference to Drake, she said. Warning: Spoilers ahead if you hav…

China’s censorship body keeps ruining fun on the internet

Chinese citizens, living under tight censorship control, don’t have too much freedom to crack jokes on the internet. Now, what tiny space they have left…

Inside the Process of How Kevin Durant Wins Championships off the Court

The majority of the companies The Durant Company has invested in have either been in Series A or Angel Round

YouTube is bringing movies involving Susan Sarandon and Eminem to theaters this year

YouTube has been producing original content for subscribers of its paid Red tier for a while now, but it’s graduating from shows and web series to feature films this year, starting with the Susan Sarandon-starrer, Vulture Club. IndieWire notes that the film, directed by Iranian-American Maryam Kesha…
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