The domain name “” was activated on February 14, 2005. The first YouTube video was uploaded on 23 April 2005. Me at the Zoo shows co-founder Jawed Karim at the San Diego Zoo. On October 9, 2006, it was announced that YouTube would be purchased by Google for US$1.65 billion . The first adverts were rolled out in August 2007. 6 out of 10 people prefer online video platforms to live TV. By 2025, half of viewers under 32 will not subscribe to a pay-TV service. In an average month, 8 out of 10 18-49 year-olds watch YouTube . In 2015, 18-49 year-olds spent 4% less time watching TV while time on YouTube went up 74% . On mobile alone, YouTube reaches more 18-49 year-olds than any broadcast or CABLE TV network . You can navigate YouTube in a total of 76 different languages (covering 95% of the Internet population)

PewDiePie, real name Felix Kjellberg, is the highest earning YouTube star. He has over 43 million subscribers, and last year earned $12 million before tax in 2015.

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Awesome Youtube Stats you may like to know:

YouTube is the world’s second largest search engine and third most visited site after Google and Facebook

300 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute

There are 3.25 billion hours of video watched each month

More than half of YouTube views come from mobile devices

The average mobile viewing session lasts more than 40 minutes

The first video to hit one million views was a Nike advert featuring Ronaldinho

The video with the highest number of views is Gangnam Style by Psy, with over 2.5 billion views

It took Gangnam Style five months to hit 1 billion views

The user submitted video with the most views is “Charlie bit my finger”, with over 838 million views

On average, there are 1,000,000,000 mobile video views per day

In 2014, the most searched term was music. The second was Minecraft

The time people spend watching YouTube on their TV has more than doubled in the last year