Jawed Karim


Birthday October 28, 1979

Birth Sign Scorpio

Birthplace Merseburg, Germany

Age 44 years old

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Co-founder of YouTube who became the first ever person to upload a video via the popular video-sharing platform.

Before Fame

He designed and implemented many of PayPal's features, like their real-time anti-fraud system.


He uploaded the first video clip on YouTube, "Me at the zoo," on April 23, 2005.

Family Life

He was born in East Germany, but his family braved the Berlin Wall crossing and made it into West Germany. His mother was a professor of biochemistry at the University of Minnesota. He has a sister named Ilias.

Associated With

His site allowed aspiring entertainers like Kevin Wu to find a platform to show their talents to the world.