Jawed Karim
Jawed Karim

Jawed Karim is a German-Bengali American Internet entrepreneur, as well as the Co-founder of YouTube. What many people don’t know is that he was the first person to upload a video to YouTube.

Quick Biography

Karim was born in Merseburg in East Germany in the year 1979 to a mother and father, who were German and Bangladeshi, respectively. He was born elder of two boys. He was the first person to upload a video to a site. The inaugural video was entitled ‘Me at the Zoo’ has been viewed over 70 million times as of May 2019. He is a successful entrepreneur.

Full Name/Real Name: Jawed Karim
Age: 42 years old
Birth Date: 28 October 1979
Birth Place: Merseburg, East Germany
Horoscope: Capricorn
Parents: Christine Karim, Naimul Karim
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife: N/A
Children: N/A
Height: 1.73 m
Weight: 67 kg
Nationality: American, German
Ethnicity: Bangladeshi and German.
Political View: N/A
Religion: Islam
Smoking: N/A
Tattoo: No
Profession: American-German computer scientist
Net Worth in 2021: $160 million

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

Jawed Karim was born on October 28 in 1979, and he is 42 years old. He has a height of 1.73 m and weight 67 kg.

Education, School/College University

He schooled at Saint Paul Central High School before joining the University of Illinois at the Urbana-Champaign. He was schooling in the Department of Computer Science. Even before graduating, he left campus and started to work for PayPal.  However, he continued with his coursework, where he went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Stanford University.

Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Religion & Political Views

The parents of Jawed Karim are Christine Karim and Naimul Karim. They are German and Bangladesh respectively. His place of birth is Merseburg in East Germany. In the early 1980s, as a result of xenophobia, he was able to cross the inner Germany border with the family. He spent a better part of his childhood in Neuss in West Germany. In 1992, together with his family, they moved with his family to Saint Paul in Minnesota.

Married, Relationship, Girlfriend, Wife, Children

There is scanty information when it comes to the personal life of Jawed Karim.  There is not much which is known when it comes to the women that he has dated. In addition, it is not clear if he has kids. However, he has heavily been linked with the British author by the name Kia Abdullah, who has authored several novels such as Child’s Play (2009) and Life, Love and Assimilation (Adlibbed, 2006).

But, the two are no longer together as Abdullah is currently dating a photographer by the name Peter Watson, who has heavily been described as the partner. Currently, it is unknown if Jawed Karim has a wife or he has a girlfriend.

Relationship Statistics

marital status? (single, married, in relation or divorced): single
When did he get married? (married date): N/A
Does he have any relationship affair? No
Is Jawed Karim Gay? No
Wife/wife? (name): N/A

Professional Life and Career

In the year 1998, he served an internship at Silicon Graphics Inc., where he worked on the 3D voxel data management for large data sets for volume rendering, including data for Visible Human Project. While he was working at PayPal, he was able to meet Chad Hurley and Steve Chen. In the year 2005, they founded the YouTube video-sharing site. He made the first video, which he uploaded on 23rd April 2005.

After co-founding this company and later on developing the YouTube concept and website with Chad Hurley and Steven Chen, Karim went on and enrolled as a graduate student in Computer Science at Stanford University while at the same time working as an adviser to YouTube. As a result of him not being a full-time employee, he went and acquired a little lower share in this company in relation to Chen and Hurley.

Awards & Nominations

As a result of working in a line where there is a limited number of awards, his major milestone is being the founder of Jawed Karim.

Jawed Karim Net Worth, Income & Salary In 2021

Jawed Karim Net Worth
Jawed Karim Net Worth

As of October 2021, Jawed Karim’s net worth is estimated to be over $160 million. He is among the most successful entrepreneurs in the tech world. The largest share of his net worth has come from being the founder of YouTube. After it got bought by Google, he was able to acquire 137.443 shares of Google at that time.

Rumors and Controversy/Scandal

Jawed Karim has easily avoided controversy in his life. The main reason has been the fact that he loves to keep his personal life away from the limelight. We shall need to keep our eyes open to see what happens next.

Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.

He does not have an Instagram or even Facebook account, while on YouTube, Jawed Karim has around 544,000+ subscribers. In addition, he doesn’t have a Twitter account.

Jawed Karim has been considered as among the most popular internet entrepreneurs globally. He moved to the United States when he was aged 13 years old. To be able to continue with his studies, he chose not to work in a YouTube Company. However, he was able to serve as an informal advisor. The Website he helped found, YouTube has become a very big company globally.


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