Best known as: Co-Founder of Youtube
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Chad Hurley's Success StoryCo-Founder of Youtube
Nowadays, millions of people all around the world every day spend hours in front of their computers watching videos on the internet and commonly on YouTube. But who is behind this idea of genius? The people responsible for it are Steve Chen and Chad Hurley. This success story is focused on the amazing life and road to success of Chad Hurley and his enormous contribution to the world of Internet.Born and raised near Birdsboro, Pennsylvania, Hurley showed his interests in arts during high school, which gave him a fine start for his light future and aroused his interest in computers and media. No wonder he was also a member of the Technology Student Association. Except his educational strength, Chad was into sports so he was a stand-out runner for Twin Valley High School's cross-country program. Hurley received his bachelor's degree in fine art from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and was ready to jump into the limitless business world.
His first chance to prove himself was by the time he was finishing college. He received an offer from PayPal to make the logo of the company which was topical for the next couple of years. While working there, he made a lot of new friends and some of them later became his employees and even business partners. After PayPal was sold, Chad used his bonus to finance his future project.
The success came soon as he founded YouTube, a video sharing website, in 2005. It quickly became one of the most famous online communities and was ranked as the 10th most popular website just a year after its launch. The journalist Scott Woolley said that the site was "at the forefront of a new video revolution on the Net. The upstart's birth coincided with a magic moment in the Internet history, when online video became cheap enough to give away." The idea of the two technology pioneers turned out to be such a revolutionary force and community-creating phenomenon, that in 2006 it was sold to Google for the stunning price of $1.65 billion. Thanks to his remarkable achievement, Chad was ranked at 28th place on Business 2.0 Magazine's "50 People Who Matter" list, which came out later the same year.
Today Chad is extending his activities in other spheres, so he was involved as a major investor with Team US F1 in Formula 1. Proud father of two children and beloved husband, Chad Hurley is not only the perfect example for successful young entrepreneur but a symbol of the balance between professional and personal life. His inspirational success story shows us what is like to be perseverant and purposeful. Hard work is always been rewarded so don’t wait, get started!
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