Chad Hurley is a popular American co-founder of one of the popular websites known as ‘YouTube’ together with ‘Mixbit.’ He was the former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the YouTube. He co-founded the YouTube website together with an ex-Paypal colleague known as Steve Chen who was to enable video sharing. This website has gone a long way in becoming the second largest search engine in which it follows Google which is the first. Let’s find out how much net worth of Chad Hurley is in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Chad Hurley was born on 24th January in the year 1977. He was born to his parents by the name of Joann Hurley together with Don Hurley. His full birth name was Chad Meredith Hurley. In the family, he was the third born in which he had an elder brother and sister. During his early childhood, he portrayed much interest in arts.
On joining high school in Twin Valley High School, he got much interest in electronic media together with computers through which he became a member of the Technology Student Association from which he was observed to be a standout runner for his age. He was part of the team when his school won the schools’ cross country program. He completed his high school and then joined the Indiana University of Pennsylvania in the year 1995 through which he then graduated with a Bachelors’ of Arts degree on a specialization in Fine Arts.
Chad Hurley is married to Kathy Clark, his longtime girlfriend whom they had dated for a long period of time before they tied the knots. They had a stunning wedding, and they currently have two children with which they are living happily. This comes even from the much support Kathy offers to Chad.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Chad Hurley began working for eBay in the PayPal division after he had graduated from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He was excellent in computer skills as he was an Arts graduate who was very useful in assisting him to work easily at the eBay. This, as a result, led to much appreciation moving to him as he always did excellent work that was commendable.
While at eBay, he met Steve Chan together with Jawed Karim with whom they were working together. After some thought, they decided to find something new that would earn them some extra finances with which they combined their skills and then founded ‘YouTube.’ Within one year, Chan and Chad then sold YouTube to Google Inc at a price of $1.65 billion.
On selling this website, they then launched another company which is known as MixBit which is responsible for doing video editing with the use of smartphones. This has also been a success and is growing in popularity. In addition to this, he has been one of the investors of the US Formula-One team though seemed to be a failure. He has also put his investments in other sports through which he is one of the owners of the MLS’ Los Angeles Football Club together with NBA’s Golden State Warriors. He has not won popular awards yet though he has been included in some magazine business.
Net Worth & Earnings
Chard Hurley has an estimated net worth of $420 million. This is from the success he has had through being one of the co-founders of ‘YouTube.’ Much of his net worth is obtained from the selling of his shares when they together sold YouTube to Google Inc. In addition to this, he also makes many earnings from some investments he has made with other companies he has owned.
As one of the most successful business persons, Chad Hurley achieved much through being one of the co-founders of YouTube which was a great success. In addition to this, he makes investments in different areas that have made him have much success with him with the support of his lovely wife.