Jawed Karim | Story of Jawed Karim YouTube Founder-getinstartup

Greetings to everyone! Hope you all are safe. As we all know that today’s generation highly influenced by videos, whether in the field of music, dance, business, or food. There is one platform whether we fetch all of these. Don’t you? Yes, it’s YouTube. Do you know which was the first video uploaded on YouTube and by whom? Have you ever heard about the co-founder of YouTube Jawed Karim? If not then you should definitely have a look at our article on “Jawed Karim | Story of Jawed Karim YouTube Founder”

Who is Jawed Karim?

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Jawed Karim is the third Co-founder of YouTube who was the first one to upload the video on YouTube “Me at The Zoo” He is a great internet entrepreneur and software engineer by profession. Jawed Karim was born on 28, October 1979 in Merseburg, East Germany. His father is a Muslim who belongs to Bangladesh and his mother is German due to which Jawed can speak both German as well as Bengali language and English too.

Early Life Story of Jawed Karim YouTube Founder

His father’s name was Naimul Karim works as a researcher at 3M and his mother’s name was Christine. She is a German Scientist at the University Of Minnesota (USA) in Biochemistry. They had two children (boys), the elder one was Jawed Karim and the younger one was Illias Karim. They left Germany in 1980 just because of Xenophobia which is growing day by day in West Germany. Xenophobia is nothing but a fear of strangers, fear of someone who is different from us.

Jawed Karim YouTube Founder and his family also experienced Xenophobia and then decided to shift from Germany. They moved to Saint Paul, Minnesota, the United States of America in 1992. The nationality of Jawed Karim was both American as well as German because he is born in East Germany and due to Xenophobia shifted to the USA, and completes his studies there.

Educational Biography of Jawed Karim

Jawed Karim was graduated from Saint Paul Central High School in 1997 and then attended the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign. He earned his bachelor’s degree in the course of computer science and then a master’s degree in computer science from Standford University. When he was studying at University, he decided to do an internship at Silicon Graphics where he had to work on management for large data sets.

Initiation of YouTube

In 2002, he met with Chad Hurley and Steve Chen who are the other co-founders of YouTube in PayPal, and then worked with them. All three then worked together. In 2005, all of them founded a website named YouTube through which anyone can share and upload video. YouTube was introduced in 2005 and Jawed Karim was the first person who uploaded his first video “Me at the zoo” on April 24, 2005, on this new platform.

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His video has been viewed millions of times and had approximately 1.85 million subscribers. His channel name is jawed. Then, after work with them and developing YouTube, he decided to enroll as a graduate student in computer science at Standford University because he decided to not be an employee and be an advisor so that he started focusing on his studies.

The Untold Story Of Jawed Karim

Just because he left the company and decided to focus on his studies, he took a much lower share in the company as compared to his friends Chad Hurley and Steve Chen.

Jawed Karim was not known to the public they didn’t think of him as the third or co-founder of YouTube. He returned again to the University of Illinois (through which he had done his schooling) in May 2008 as the 136th youngest commencement speaker in School’s history and then gave a lecture on the History of YouTube. He also launched a Venture fund in March 2008 which is also known as Youniversity ventures with Keith Rabois and Kevin Hartz.

Drawbacks Jawed Karim Faced

On 6 Nov 2013, there was a problem occurred in YouTube is that YouTube doesn’t have a comment section so that the people can comment on the video’s and with the help of the comment section people got an idea about a particular video. Then Youtube decided to get that commenting be done via Google+ account. So, they write an online petition with 240,000 signatures.

Interconnection of YouTube and Google

Google also required YouTube members to use the Google+ account for the comment system. Then, Jawed Karim YouTube Founder wrote on his YouTube accounts that why they need a Google+ account to comment on a video. He updated the description of his first video “Me at the Zoo” that was uploaded on YouTube, he said. He doesn’t want a Google+ account for commenting on videos. Then Google dropped its Google+ requirement and decided to start a new beginning with YouTube. In October 2018, Google announced its intention that it will shut down Google+ permanently.


I hope you were inspired by the Story of the Jawed Karim YouTube Founder. Now YouTube has become one of the biggest social media platforms on which anyone can showcase their talent and also become a great source of earning. People have begun their enterprise and entrepreneurship through these handles. If their videos seem to be really very helpful to people then their views and subscribers are much more which also helps them to earn money through YouTube. People can get everything on YouTube. It is a great platform.

One Thought to “Jawed Karim | Story of Jawed Karim YouTube Founder”

  1. Amritpreet Singh

    Excellent article

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