We spend lots of time on YouTube but might not know about Taiwanese born American Internet entrepreneur Steve Chen, who is one of the forefathers of YouTube. He alongside his business partners Chad Hurley and Jawed Karim co-founded the video-sharing website.
He met his two YouTube business partners while working at PayPal. Steve also served at Facebook and co-founded AVOS Systems with Chad Hurley.
Steve Chen's Earnings And Net Worth
Steve, age 40, garners the net worth of $350 million from his career as an American Internet entrepreneur. He is the co-founder of the video-sharing website YouTube and worked as the Chief Technology Officer. He co-founded YouTube with Chad Hurley and Jawed Karim in 2005 and sold it for the price of $1.65 billion to Google in October 2006.
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As a part of the sale of YouTube, the Internet entrepreneur received a total share of 625,366 of Google and an additional 68,721 in trust. Google shares had a value of $729 million during 2018.
In April 2018, Steve put his San Francisco Penthouse for $5.95 million located at the at the Ritz-Carlton Residences. He dropped the price to $2.05 million after listing the two-bedroom, three-bath unit for $8 million in 2012. Back in March 2018, the former Chief Technology Officer also sold his luxurious San Francisco condo losing a net of $4.53 million.
Blessed With A Son With Korean Wife
The co-founder of YouTube Steve secretly tied the knot with his Korean wife, Park Ji-Hyun in 2009, as per Chouson Media. The couple reportedly met during early 2008 when he visited Korea to promote YouTube. Steve attended a party hosted by Google Korea where he fell for her at first sight and proposed after three dates.
His wife was then working as a product marketing manager at Google Korea. She is a graduate of Seoul's Yonsei University, and after her marriage with Steve, she changed her name to Jamie Chen.
Steve Chen and his wife, Peter Ji-Hyun, at a culinary school in Paris (Photo: english.chosun.com)
Talking about their children, the couple is parents of their one kid. Their son was born in July 2010. The Chen family are residing in San Franciso in the United States.
Bio, Wiki, And Education
Steve was born as Steven Shih Chen on 18 August 1980 in Taipei, Taiwan. Steve has a height of 1.70 m. He received middle school education at River Trails Middle School in Mount Prospect and attended Arlington Heights for high school.
In 2002, Steve graduated with a degree in computer science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, as per wiki.
Facts Of Steve Chen
Some of the intriguing facts about American Internet entrepreneur, Steve Chen are:
- Steve was at the age of 15 when he immigrated to the United States with his parents. The co-founder of YouTube settled in Prospect Heights, Illinois with his family. He currently resides in San Francisco, California and works for Google.
- In 2006, he was named in one of the "The 50 people who matter now" by the list of Business 2.0 magazine for selling YouTube to Google for $1.65 billion with his business partner Chad Hurley. Steve held the position of Chief Technology Officer on the video-sharing website YouTube.