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computer scientist and Internet entrepreneur

Jawed Karim

Facts of Jawed Karim

Full Name: Jawed Karim
Birth Date: October 28, 1979
Age: 44 years
Gender: Male
Profession: computer scientist and Internet entrepreneur
Horoscope: Scorpio
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Jawed Karim, a co-founder of YouTube, is best known for being the first person to upload a video to the site. He is a German-American computer scientist and Internet entrepreneur in his professional life.

In addition, he is the University of Illinois’ youngest Commencement Speaker (and the 136th overall).

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Girlfriend, does Jawed Karim have a married status now?

When it comes to personal matters, Jawed is quite private and prefers to keep everything under wraps as much as possible. As a result, his marital status has yet to be revealed.

However, in 2011, there was a report that he was dating a novelist named Kia Abdullah. There was also a rumor that she was Jawed’s soon-to-be bride. However, in 2019, they took separate paths for undisclosed reasons.

Information on a Career

Jawed Karim started as an intern with Silicon Graphics Inc., an American high-performance computing company, in early 1998.

Soon after, he began working for PayPal, an American business that administers a global online payment system. Karim was responsible for the design and implementation of various key components of PayPal, including a real-time anti-fraud system.

When Jawed and two other PayPal workers, Steve Chen and Chad Hurley, couldn’t discover the two events he was looking for, namely the Super Bowl XXXVIII halftime show controversy involving Janet Jackson and the Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami, they launched the video-sharing website YouTube. His two other coworkers, on the other hand, got their ideas from the dating site Hot or Not.

On April 23, 2005, Jawed launched his YouTube channel, Jawed, and published his debut video, titled “Me at the Zoo.” However, due to his studies, he elected to be an informal advisor to the company rather than an employee when the website was launched in February 2005.

As a result, he went unnoticed by the general public. Furthermore, when Google acquired YouTube in 2006, he earned fewer shares than the other two co-founders.

In addition, in October 2006, Jawed gave a talk on the history of YouTube at the University of Illinois’ annual ACM Conference. He also co-founded Youniversity Ventures, a startup fund, alongside Kevin Hartz and Keith Rabois in March 2008.

Estimated Net Worth

Jawed’s net worth is estimated to be $140 million as an internet entrepreneur.

After selling the website to Google for $1.65 billion in November 2006, he reportedly received 137,443 shares of stock, bringing his net worth up to $1.65 billion.

Information about the family

Jawed is his parents’ older son. Naimul Karim, his father, is a Muslim Bangladeshi, and Christine Karim, his mother, is a German.

His father worked as a researcher, while his mother worked as a German biochemist at the University of Minnesota. Ilias Karim, his younger brother, is his only sibling.

Biographical Information, Ethnicity, and Education

Jawed was born in Merseburg, East Germany, in 1979. On the 28th of October, he celebrates his birthday. He is of Bangladeshi descent and adheres to the Muslim faith.

Despite being born in Merseburg, he was reared in Neuss after his family moved to West Germany in the 1980s owing to xenophobia.

He graduated from Saint Paul Central High School in terms of academics. He graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a degree in computer science.