YouTube was founded back in 2005 by a trio Jawed Karim, Chad Hurley and Steve Chen. It was bought by Google just a year later in November 2006 for a stunning $1.65 billion. Since the start it has been some crazy things happening with the company. It has broken so many records and the amount of people using YouTube as a platform is insane. We have made a list with the most interesting facts since the start of YouTube. Enjoy the facts below!

13 interesting facts about YouTube

1. YouTube has over 1.9 billion monthly active users, that is around 25% of the world’s population.

2. More than 70% of YouTube watch time comes from people using mobile devices.

3. Over the past five years, YouTube paid out over $2 billion to partners that uses the Content ID to claim videos.

4. YouTube’s partners have claimed over 800 million videos since the Content ID feature was implemented.

5. YouTube, on mobile alone, reaches more people in the USA than any TV network.

6. PewDiePie was the first person to obtain the Ruby Play Button. He was awarded with it since he was first to 50 million subscribers.

7. YouTube has over 98 different versions of their platform, this is due to operation in different countries.

8. In 2009 the US Congress and President YouTube channels were launched on the platform.

9. 70% of YouTube traffic comes from countries outside the United States.

10. Before YouTube turned into a video sharing platform it was a dating site.

11. The date that was bought is the same date as Valentine’s Day.

12. First time an advertisement was seen on YouTube was back in 2007.

13. Ronaldinho was the first one to reach the 1 million views mark.

14. 101Facts is a channel that is covering some great facts, below you have 101 more facts!

Sources used in this article: