Is Jawed Karim married? No, he isn’t. He has maintained low-key which has increased curiosity in public to know about his marital status and wife’s name. He hasn’t provided his relationship history but it is known that his sexual orientation is straight. Scroll down to explore more interesting personal facts and biography of Karim:
Who is Jawed Karim?
Born as Jawed Karim. He landed the planet on October 28, 1979, which makes his age be 41 years old as of 2020. By profession, he is an American Internet entrepreneur and software designer. He is globally recognized for being the co-founder of the video-sharing website YouTube with Chad Hurley (born January 24, 1977) and Steve Chen (born on August 25, 1978).
Named as the First YouTuber
Do you know who is the first person to upload a video on YouTube? Well, he is none other than Karim and his first video was titled “Me at the zoo”. The 18-second video was uploaded on April 23, 2005, at 20:31:52 PDT with the username “jawed”. The video was recorded by one of Karim’s friends named Yakov Lapitsky at the San Diego Zoo. This video is considered as one of the most important videos in YouTube history and was also mentioned in the list of the 20 most important online videos of all time by BuzzFeed News. This video has already garnered more than 110 million views
Jawed’s Early Life and Education
Karim was born in 1979 and his place of birth is in Merseburg, East Germany. Talking about his family background, he was born to the parents named Naimul Karim (father) and Christine Karim (mother). His mother is German whereas his father is from Bangladesh. He grew up with his parents alongside a younger brother.
With the fear of hatred (xenophobia), his family crossed the inner German border in the early 1980s. He grew up in Neuss, West Germany where he experienced xenophobia again. In 1992, the family moved to Saint Paul, Minnesota.
Regarding his education and academic achievements, he went to Saint Paul Central High School from where he earned his high school graduation. For his higher education, he was enrolled at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He was also enrolled at Stanford University from where he received his master’s degree in computer science. He grabbed the opportunity to work for PayPal which turned a turning point in his life
Career and Professional Life of the First YouTuber
He went for an internship at Silicon Graphics, Inc. in 1998 where he worked for the Visible Human Project and mostly specialized on 3D voxel data management for very large data sets for volume rendering. When he was hired by PayPal, he met Steve Chan and Chad Hurley. After three years, the team of three founded YouTube where Karim video was the first content to be uploaded on 24 April 2005.
He continued his higher studies even after founding YouTube and earned his master’s degree from Stanford University. During his study time, he was serving YouTube as an advisor. He took a lower unit of share compared to other co-founders because he chose to remain an informal advisor and not being an employee in order to continue his studies. Many people used to think Steve and Chad as only the co-founders of YouTube until YouTube was acquired by Google in 2006. He received 137,443 shares of stock which were comparatively lower than the other two co-founders.
Personal Life: Behind The Curtains
American computer scientist and Internet entrepreneur Jawed Karim is an unmarried man. He has not disclosed his relationship records and has maintained a low personal profile. Regarding his religious belief, he is a Muslim. He carries Bangladeshi German descent. There is no authentic source that can offer Karim’s girlfriend or wife’s name.
The idea of YouTube was inspired by Janet Jackson (born on May 16, 1966) when Karim found a problem in finding Jackson’s video clip regarding her breast exposed in the 2004 Super Bowl incident.
Google+ integration with YouTube
When YouTube integrated Google+ account to use to comment on YouTube, the YouTube community stands against the decision which was supported by Karim. More than 240,000 signatures were collected for an online petition to revert the change. Karim commented against the decision of Google to use Google+ account to comment on a video. He changed the description on his first video “Me at the zoo” stating that he couldn’t comment anymore as he doesn’t want a Google+ account. Later, Google dropped its decision and later announced its intention to shut down Google+.
Body Measurements: How Tall is Jawed?
The first YouTuber, Jawed Karim has a tall height of 1.73 m. He weighs about 67 kilograms and has a balanced body structure. He was born to parents from different origins, Bangladesh and German. He is blessed with fair skin and black-blonde hair. He has a charming personality and has adopted a healthy lifestyle to live.
How Much is the Net worth of YouTube Co-Founder?
The co-founder of YouTube, Jawed Karim has an estimated net worth of 161 million USD. His net worth is mostly contributed by Google’s shareholding which he gained when YouTube was acquired by Google. He has also been investing in different ventures and has been making good financial returns. He launched a venture fund called Youniversity Ventures in March 2008 with Kevin Hartz and Keith Rabois.
The venture has invested in software company Palantir, website Reddit and event management website Eventbrite. He is also a keynote speaker and often publishes articles on programming in Dr. Dobb’s Journal. He gave a lecture on YouTube history in October 2006 at the University of Illinois’ conference caked “YouTube From Concept to Hyper growth.”
Wiki and Facts
The biography of Jawed Karim is prepared by various wiki sites like Wikipedia. Find him on Instagram @jawed_karimm. However, none of his social sites except his YouTube account is verified. There is only one video on his account which has garnered 1.15 million subscribers.
Jawed Karim is an avid learner and a man who is strictly dedicated to his work. Despite multiple problems and phobias, he continued to work hard from an early age and now the entire world knows as the first YouTuber and the co-founder of the video-sharing website.
Birth Name: Jawed Karim
Date of Birth: October 28, 1979
Place of Birth: Merseburg, East Germany
Parents Name: Naimul Karim (father) and Christine Karim (mother)
Profession: Internet Entrepreneur, Software Engineer
Height: 1.73 m
Weight: 67 kilograms
Net Worth: $161 million (estimated)
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Unmarried
Spouse/ Girlfriend: N/A