Born on January 24, 1977, in Birdsboro, Pennsylvania, Chad Hurley is the co-founder and former CEO of the video-sharing website YouTube.com. After college, Hurley worked at eBay's PayPal division before collaborating with co-workers Steve Chen and Jawed Karim to create YouTube in 2005. Business 2.0 magazine ranked Hurley No. 28 on its 2006 list of "50 People Who Matter." That same year, he and Chen sold YouTube to Google for $1.65 billion in stock.

Career Highlights

Internet entrepreneur Chad Hurley was born on January 24, 1977, in Birdsboro, Pennsylvania. Hurley attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where he received his bachelor's degree in fine art. After graduating, he joined eBay's PayPal division, primarily focusing on user interface. It was there that he met Steve Chen and Jawed Karim, with whom he founded YouTube.com, a video-sharing website, in 2005.

YouTube quickly became one of the web's fastest-growing sites, and was ranked as the 10th most popular website just a year after its launch. There are reportedly 100 million clips viewed daily on YouTube, with an additional 65,000 new videos uploaded every 24 hours.

Hurley briefly served as YouTube's CEO; not long after the company was founded, in 2006, he and Chen sold YouTube to Google, Inc. for $1.65 billion in stock. That same year, Hurley was ranked No. 28 on Business 2.0 magazine's "50 People Who Matter" list.


  • Name: Chad Hurley
  • Birth Year: 1977
  • Birth date: January 24, 1977
  • Birth State: Pennsylvania
  • Birth City: Birdsboro
  • Birth Country: United States
  • Gender: Male
  • Best Known For: Chris Hurley is best known as the co-founder and former CEO of the video sharing website YouTube.com. Hurley and his partners sold YouTube to Google for $1.65 billion in stock in 2006.
  • Industries
    • Internet/Computing
  • Astrological Sign: Aquarius
  • Schools
    • Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • Occupations
    • Entrepreneur

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  • Article Title: Chad Hurley Biography
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  • Last Updated: April 15, 2019
  • Original Published Date: April 2, 2014