Since YouTube.com domain was first registered more than a decade ago, it has become one of the most used video sharing platforms on the planet.
Former PayPal employees Chad Hurley, Steven Chen and Jawed Karim founded YouTube in 2005 and only a year later their platform was one of the world’s fastest growing websites, surpassing MySpace with more than 100 million video views in the July of the same year.
It wasn’t long before YouTube was purchased by Google on November 13. 2006 and since then the world’s most popular video sharing platform has grown continuously.
In 2017, more than 500 hours of video content are being uploaded to YouTube each minute, and over 1.5 billion active users utilize it to share their memories, music they love, business ideas or anything else they feel strongly about.
The following infographics will present some of the most interesting YouTube facts and statistics that will enable you to understand better one of the most popular websites ever created.