How Big is youtube?

YouTube is an American video-sharing website headquartered in San Bruno, California. The service was created by three former PayPal employees — Chad HurleySteve Chen, and Jawed Karim — in February 2005. Google bought the site in November 2006 for US$1.65 billion; YouTube now operates as one of Google's subsidiaries.

YouTube Company Statistics
Total number of people who use YouTube
Hours of video uploaded to YouTube every minute
300 hours
Number of videos viewed on YouTube everyday
Number of unique visits to YouTube every month
Total number of hours of video watched on YouTube each month
3.25 billion hours
Number of YouTube videos that have generated over 1 billion views
Percent of YouTube visitors that come from outside the U.S.
70 %
Number of countries with localized versions of YouTube
Total number of languages Youtube is broadcast in
User submitted video with the most views – "Charlie bit my finger"
Average number of mobile YouTube video views per day
Average time spent on YouTube per mobile session
40 minutes
Average YouTube partner channel payout per 5,000 views

Annual cost of running and maintaining YouTube
Google’s annual revenue generated from YouTube
Percent of Google’s ad sales revenue generated from YouTube
6 %
Amount YouTube has paid to rights holders since 2007
Amount of money Google paid for YouTube in November of 2006
Amount Sequoia Capital invested into YouTube in November 2005

Highest Paid YouTube Partners
Annual Earnings
YOGSCAST Lewis & Simon
DC Toys Collector
BluCollection ToyCollector
Annoying Orange
Date research was conducted: September 1, 2016

YouTube allows users to upload, view, rate, share, add to favorites, report, comment on videos, and subscribe to other users. It primarily uses the VP9 and H.264/MPEG-4 AVC formats and Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP to display a wide variety of user-generated and corporate media videos. Available content includes video clipsTV show clips, music videosshort and documentary films, audio recordings, movie trailers and other content such as video blogging, short original videos, and educational videos. Most of the content on YouTube has been uploaded by individuals, but media corporations including CBS, the BBCVevo, and Hulu offer some of their material via YouTube as part of the YouTube partnership program. Unregistered users can only watch videos on the site, while registered users are permitted to upload an unlimited number of videos and add comments to videos. Videos deemed potentially inappropriate are available only to registered users affirming themselves to be at least 18 years old.

YouTube earns advertising revenue from Google AdSense, a program which targets ads according to site content and audience. The vast majority of its videos are free to view, but there are exceptions, including subscription-based premium channels, film rentals, as well as YouTube Red, a subscription service offering ad-free access to the website and access to exclusive content made in partnership with existing users. As of February 2017, there are more than 400 hours of content uploaded to YouTube each minute, and one billion hours of content are watched on YouTube every day. As of August 2017, the website is ranked as the second-most popular site in the world by Alexa Internet, a web traffic analysis company.


Google does not provide detailed figures for YouTube's running costs, and YouTube's revenues in 2007 were noted as "not material" in a regulatory filing.  In June 2008, a Forbes magazine article projected the 2008 revenue at $200 million, noting progress in advertising sales. In January 2012, it was estimated that visitors to YouTube spent an average of 15 minutes a day on the site, in contrast to the four or five hours a day spent by a typical US citizen watching television. In 2012, YouTube's revenue from its ads program was estimated at $3.7 billion. In 2013 it nearly doubled and estimated to hit $5.6 billion dollars according to eMarketer, others estimated 4.7 billion,  The vast majority of videos on YouTube are free to view and supported by advertising. In May 2013, YouTube introduced a trial scheme of 53 subscription channels with prices ranging from $0.99 to $6.99 a month. The move was seen as an attempt to compete with other providers of online subscription services such as Netflix and Hulu. In 2017, viewers watch YouTube on mobile devices for more than an hour every day

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