Many are familiar with YouTube’s Chad Hurley and Steve Chen, but there was a third co-founder, Jawed Karim. He was the very first person to upload a video to the site, titled “Me at the Zoo” and uploaded April 23, 2005, which has been viewed over 65 million times as of April 2019. How did Karim meet Hurley and Chen? During his time working at PayPal, where he designed many of the core components including its real-time anti-internet-fraud system. Read more to watch the video and for a few more interesting facts.
Back in 1998, 19-year-old Jawed served an Internship at Silicon Graphics, Inc., where he worked on 3D voxel data management for very large data sets for volume rendering, including the data for the Visible Human Project. After meeting Chad Hurley and Steve Chen at PayPal, they launched YouTube 3-years-later in 2005. After co-founding the company and developing the YouTube concept, Karim enrolled as a graduate student in computer science at Stanford University while acting as an adviser to YouTube.