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
Toronto, CA
230 Richmond St E
Paris, FR
8 Rue de Londres
Berlin, DE
26 Oberlandstraße
Bom Retiro, BR
1121 Rua Solon
New York, US
75 9th Ave
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YouTube Financials and Metrics

YouTube Summary

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, 2014Y, 2015


4 b9 b

Revenue growth, %

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YouTube Operating Metrics

Sep, 2016Y, 2016Mar, 2017Jun, 2017Jul, 2017Jul, 2017Oct, 2017

Monthly Active Users

900 m1.5 b1.5 b




1.33 b1 b


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YouTube's employees are reported to be approximately 30% female and 70% male.
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Traffic Overview of YouTube

YouTube Online and Social Media Presence

YouTube News and Updates

What you need to know about the newly-discovered wifi bug that lets hackers snoop on your devices

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Help your video rank higher! On YouTube! Real study! 12 tips!

Are you using marketing videos in your social media strategy? Interested in getting them ranked higher on the most popular video search engine? In this article, I’ll show you first-hand pieces of advice to grow your reach on YouTube by optimizing your video content, your SEO efforts and your channel…

YouTube maestro kills Super Mario Bros. theme song on 4 calculators

The internet is home to all sorts of weird and wonderful things. There are few, if any, as weird and wonderful as a YouTube channel called “It’s a small world.” I stumbled up on the channel after Motherboard discovered it initially. In my introduction to this YouTube maestro, the creator absolutely …

A capitalist counterculture is emerging for the post-millennial generation

Following the financial crash of the late-2000s, anti-capitalism has become the prevailing political and social stance throughout much of the western world. “Profit” is a dirty word, and the thought of being motivated by money is one that is best kept to yourself to avoid ostracism. But just a…

YouTube has no patience for DIY 'bump stock' gun demos, bans them

Youtube has banned "how to" bump stock gun modification demos from the site after a Las Vegas gunman employed the device to rapidly fire upon thousands of country music fans, killing 58 and injuring hundreds more. Although the ownership of automatically-firing machine guns has been banned in the U…
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YouTube Company Life and Culture

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