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Jawed has more than One Million Subscribers
 
Jawed is a Vlogger
 
Jawed is from Germany
 
Jawed is male
 
Jawed created their account in 2005
 
Jawed is a Content Creator on YouTube

All right, so here we are in front of the, uh, elephants, and the cool thing about these guys is that, is that they have really, really, really long, um, trunks, and that's, that's cool, and that's pretty much all there is to say

―Jawed in Me at the zoo (2005)

why the f*ck do i need a google+ account to comment on a video?

―Jawed in 2013

Jawed Karim (born: October 28, 1979 (1979-10-28) [age 41]) is a German-born American technologist and co-founder of YouTube of Bangladeshi-German descent. Many of the core components of PayPal, including its real-time anti-fraud system, were designed and implemented by Karim.

He is also known to have uploaded the first video on YouTube, Me at the zoo, was the first most viewed video on YouTube in theory. He also created the first channel on YouTube.

Personal life & Career

Karim was born in East Germany to a Bangladeshi father and German mother, but he crossed the Berlin Wall and grew up in West Germany. He moved to the United States with his family in 1992, two years after German reunification. He graduated from Central High School in Minnesota and he attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He left campus prior to graduating to become an early employee at PayPal, but continued his coursework, earning his Bachelor of Science in computer science in 2004.

While working at PayPal, he met Chad Hurley and Steve Chen. The three later founded the YouTube video sharing website in 2005. YouTube's first video, Me at the zoo, was uploaded by Karim on April 23, 2005.

After co-founding the company and developing the YouTube concept and website with Chad Hurley and Steve Chen, Karim enrolled as a graduate student in computer science at Stanford University while acting as an advisor to YouTube. When YouTube was acquired by Google, Karim received 137,443 shares of stock, worth about $64 million based on Google's closing stock price at the time.

In October 2006, Karim gave a lecture about the history of YouTube at the University of Illinois' annual ACM Conference entitled YouTube: From Concept to Hyper-growth. The lecture material also contained pictures and videos of Jawed, Chad and Steve from the garage days of YouTube. Karim returned again to the University of Illinois in May 2007 as the speaker at the university's 136th commencement.

More recently, Karim has launched a venture fund called University Ventures, with the goal of helping current and former university students to develop and launch their business ideas.

Trivia

  • Jawed uploaded two videos on April 23, 2005; "Me at the zoo" and another video titled "Rolling down a hill", which he later took down.[1][2]
  • Jawed once had 68 videos uploaded by August 2005,[3] 121 videos uploaded by December 2005,[4] 45 videos uploaded by February 2008,[5] and only one video upload by July 2012,[6] many of which he took down for unknown reasons.
  • Jawed has commented on a few videos, which he took some down for unexplained reasons. He once commented on larfus' "Baby Fart" video saying, "rofl!!!!!!!!!!" in June 2005.[7] He also once commented on mw's "My Snowboarding Skillz" video saying, "Ouch!" sometime in 2005,[8][9][10][11] which mw responded to Jawed's comment.[12][13][14][15][16][17][18] He commented "you just saved me many hours of frustration. i used a shoe sole, and it worked perfectly!" on a video entitled "How to remove a lens filter that's stuck" in 2011.[19]
  • Jawed is the slowest channel to reach 1 million subscribers between April 23, 2005 to July 16, 2020 achieving it 15 years, 2 months and 24 days on July 2020 after the channel was created.
  • He is of Bangladeshi-German descent.
  • He may have been interested in aviation, since he recorded airplanes taking off on many of his deleted videos.
  • As seen from Timeworks, Jawed may possibly still active on YouTube only he's not uploading anyone but he's commenting on some certain YouTube videos though it's kind of uncertain if it's really Jawed himself or was hacked. [20]

Channel milestones

Note: The following dates are according to Social Blade. Dates may vary by one or two days due to differences in time zones.

Subscriber milestones

  • 1 million subscribers: July 16, 2020
  • 2 million subscribers: July 29, 2021

Video view milestones

  • 50 million views: May 20, 2018
  • 100 million views: June 23, 2020
  • 150 million views: January 31, 2021

Gallery

References

  1. http://web.archive.org/web/20070525072305/http://youtube.com/watch?v=nGzAI5pLbMY&mode=related&search=
  2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CR4cfnnbhl4
  3. http://web.archive.org/web/20050804085438/http://www.youtube.com/profile_videos.php?user=jawed
  4. http://web.archive.org/web/20051218151541/http://www.youtube.com/watch.php?v=usRldgBlEBk&search=funny
  5. http://web.archive.org/web/20080218053853/http://www.youtube.com/user/jawed
  6. http://web.archive.org/web/20120709070547/http://www.youtube.com/user/jawed
  7. http://web.archive.org/web/20051218151541/http://www.youtube.com/watch.php?v=usRldgBlEBk&search=funny
  8. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LeAltgu_pbM&lc=z233jj3xkxjvuj5o204t1aokg0enrubgqahekzvs5e4qbk0h00410
  9. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LeAltgu_pbM&lc=z22uvtgw2rf2zv5spacdp433i2f1aalcgdb52cw154hw03c010c
  10. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LeAltgu_pbM&lc=z22oy5qqhzq5zne0racdp430cb3mubx5au3v4e4la4lw03c010c
  11. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LeAltgu_pbM&lc=z22gvpmiytymdpmdoacdp43aween3ssgkvsu2glv4khw03c010c
  12. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LeAltgu_pbM&lc=z22gvpmiytymdpmdoacdp43141cafd5b0pxg04ftoy1w03c010c
  13. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LeAltgu_pbM&lc=z233vpioenv0grxcaacdp432qeyd1jjpypglj33a44xw03c010c
  14. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LeAltgu_pbM&lc=z22xttdrzoizf1u5d04t1aokgos55jg1qpkt0j2pisj2bk0h00410
  15. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LeAltgu_pbM&lc=z23ajxkixrugvtbip04t1aokgdybiv0llcrriftrkadmrk0h00410
  16. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LeAltgu_pbM&lc=z23at5qahzbcx11qj04t1aokgxhphynfbiwib2uzkwrgbk0h00410
  17. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LeAltgu_pbM&lc=z22melpa5sqvy5o02acdp431vh520xykws0a4d3p5xpw03c010c
  18. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LeAltgu_pbM&lc=z22melpa5sqvy5o02acdp4304ifom2as2nqwespzaodw03c010c
  19. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D04X9Qqo06M&lc=z223srgpgvbfsrgdoacdp43abkouwgtskmxtlkbzpkpw03c010c
  20. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gONzQurnIK4
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