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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TypeSubsidiary
Parent CompanyGoogle
HQSan Bruno, US
Founded2005
Websiteyoutube.com
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

CEO
Robert Kyncl

Robert Kyncl

Chief Business Officer
Danielle Tiedt

Danielle Tiedt

CMO
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, Laguna Niguel, Toronto 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

2005

Total Funding

$11.5 m

Investors

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.
USDY, 2013Y, 2014Y, 2015

Revenue

3.0b4.0b9.0b

Revenue growth, %

33%125%
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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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Human Capital Metrics

YouTube's employees are reported to be approximately 30% female and 70% male.
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YouTube Online and Social Media Presence

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YouTube Blogs

Add stereo music or narration to VR videos

We introduced a new feature which allows YouTube creators to mix together spatial audio with stereo audio content, like music and/or narration, when they work on VR experiences. Viewers can already enjoy this feature on YouTube mobile apps as well as desktop web browsers. Why we need spatial audio…

GNI YouTube innovation funding: supporting 87 news organizations in 23 countries to build video capabilities and innovate with new formats

In July, as part of the Google News Initiative (GNI), we announced innovation funding to help newsrooms and publishers strengthen their online video capabilities and experiment with new formats for video journalism. Hundreds of organizations submitted proposals through an open application process an…

Faster removals and tackling comments — an update on what we’re doing to enforce YouTube’s Community Guidelines

We’ve always used a mix of human reviewers and technology to address violative content on our platform, and in 2017 we started applying more advanced machine learning technology to flag content for review by our teams. This combination of smart detection technology and highly-trained human reviewer…

YouTube Music now offers YouTube Charts: Keep up with the hottest songs and music videos in the world

At YouTube Music, we are constantly striving to give fans more ways to explore the world of music. Today, we are making the previously announced YouTube Charts available in YouTube Music as playlists so fans in our 29 launched markets can effortlessly explore the hottest songs and videos both globa…

YouTube launches student plans for YouTube Music and YouTube Premium just in time for winter break

Today, we’re introducing new student plans for YouTube Music and YouTube Premium, giving eligible university and college students discounted access to a world of music, original series and movies —  all ad-free and at a wallet-friendly price.Looking for some classical music to concentrate while stud…

The Giving Season is Upon Us

Earlier this year we launched #YouTubeGiving, a suite of tools that empowers creators to raise money on behalf of their favorite charities. As we enter the giving season, we’re making these tools available to even more organizations and creators. To kick things off, next week some of YouTube’s bigg…
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YouTube Company Life and Culture

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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 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno.

  • Where are YouTube offices?

    YouTube has offices in San Bruno, New York, Laguna Niguel, Toronto and in 6 other locations.

  • How many offices does YouTube have?

    YouTube has 10 offices.