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Chad Meredith Hurley (born: January 24, 1977 (1977-01-24) [age 47]) is an American Internet entrepreneur known for being a co-founder (along with Jawed Karim & Steve Chen) and former CEO of the video-sharing website YouTube and MixBit.


Hurley founded YouTube in 2005 with Steve Chen and Jawed Karim. Hurley was primarily responsible for the tagging and video-sharing aspects of YouTube. On October 9, 2006, Chen and Hurley sold YouTube to Google Inc. for $1.65 billion. He would continue to be CEO until October 29, 2010 when he stepped down. He would be replaced by Salar Kamangar.

Personal Life[]

He was was born in Reading, Pennsylvania to Don and Joann Hurley. He has an older sister named Heather and a younger brother named Brent. He grew up near Birdsboro, Pennsylvania. He is married to Kathy Clark.


  • In June 2006, he was voted 28th on Business 2.0's "50 People Who Matter Now" list.
  • His father-in-law is James H. Clark, who founded several notable Silicon Valley technology companies, including Silicon Graphics, Inc., Netscape Communications Corporation, myCFO, and Healtheon.