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JAWED KARIM (born 28 October 1979) is a German-American
German-American
(of Bangladeshi descent) Internet entrepreneur, who worked at PayPal
PayPal
, and co-founded YouTube
YouTube
. He is the first person to upload a video on it. The video he released was named ' Me at the zoo ' and as of 30th September 2017 has reached over 42 million views. Many of the core components of PayPal, including its real-time anti-internet fraud system, were also designed and implemented by Karim.

CONTENTS

* 1 Personal life * 2 Career * 3 Investments * 4 Response to Google+
Google+
integration * 5 Publications * 6 Notes * 7 References * 8 External links

PERSONAL LIFE

Karim was born in Merseburg
Merseburg
, East Germany
East Germany
in 1979 to a Bangladeshi father and a German mother. He crossed the inner German border with his family in the early 1980s, growing up in Neuss
Neuss
, West Germany
Germany
. Karim moved with his family to Saint Paul, Minnesota
Saint Paul, Minnesota
in 1992. He graduated from Saint Paul Central High School
Saint Paul Central High School
and later attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Department of Computer Science . He left campus prior to graduating to become an early employee at PayPal
PayPal
, but continued his coursework, earning his bachelor's degree in computer science. He subsequently earned a master\'s degree in computer science from Stanford University
Stanford University
. Karim in September 2004.

CAREER

In 1998 Jawed served an Internship at Silicon Graphics
Silicon Graphics
Inc., where he worked on 3D voxel data management for very large data sets for volume rendering, including the data for the Visible Human Project .

While working at PayPal, he met Chad Hurley and Steve Chen
Steve Chen
. The three later founded the YouTube
YouTube
video sharing website in 2005. YouTube's first-ever video, Me at the zoo , was uploaded by Karim on 23 April 2005.

After co-founding the company and developing the YouTube
YouTube
concept and website with Chad Hurley and Steve Chen, Karim enrolled as a graduate student in computer science at Stanford University
Stanford University
while acting as an adviser to YouTube. When the site was introduced in February 2005, Karim agreed not to be an employee and simply be an informal adviser, and that he was focusing on his studies. As a result, he took a much lower share in the company compared to Hurley and Chen. Because of his smaller role in the company, Karim was mostly unknown to the public as the third founder until YouTube
YouTube
was acquired by Google
Google
in 2006. Despite his lower share in the company, the purchase was still large enough that he received 137,443 shares of stock, worth about $64 million based on Google's closing stock price at the time.

In October 2006, Karim gave a lecture about the history of YouTube
YouTube
at the University of Illinois
University of Illinois
' annual ACM Conference entitled YouTube: From Concept to Hyper-growth. In his lecture he mentioned as being an innovative social experiment. Karim returned again to the University of Illinois
University of Illinois
in May 2007 as the 136th and youngest Commencement Speaker in the school's history.

INVESTMENTS

In March 2008, Karim launched a venture fund called Youniversity Ventures with partners Keith Rabois and Kevin Hartz . Karim is one of Airbnb
Airbnb
's first investors, investing in that company's initial Seed round in April 2009.

RESPONSE TO GOOGLE+ INTEGRATION

On 6 November 2013, YouTube
YouTube
began requiring that commenting on its videos be done via a Google+
Google+
account, a move that was widely opposed by the YouTube
YouTube
community. An online petition to revert the change garnered over 240,000 signatures.

In response to Google
Google
requiring YouTube
YouTube
members to use Google+
Google+
for its comment system, Karim wrote on his YouTube
YouTube
account, "why the fuck do i need a google+ account to comment on a video?", and updated the video description on his first video titled ' Me at the zoo ' to: I can't comment here anymore, since i don't want a google+ account. In response to pressure from the YouTube
YouTube
community, Google
Google
publicly apologized for forcing Google+
Google+
users to use their real names, which was one of the reasons the Google+
Google+
integration was unpopular with YouTube
YouTube
users. Google
Google
subsequently dropped its Google+
Google+
requirement across all products, beginning with YouTube.

PUBLICATIONS

Karim has published articles on programming in Dr. Dobb\'s Journal , including one on loading rendering and animating Quake models.

NOTES

* ^ Sources vary regarding the year the family moved from East Germany
Germany
to West Germany. The New York Times says 1980. Star Weekend Magazine says at the end of summer 1981. Die Welt
Die Welt
says 1982.

REFERENCES

* ^ Tate, Ryan (28 October 2009). "The Insanely Rich Kid Next Door". Gawker. Retrieved 15 July 2016. * ^ "Jawed Karim\'s house in Palo Alto, California
Palo Alto, California
(CA), US". Retrieved 7 May 2016. * ^ "Surprise! There\'s a third YouTube
YouTube
co-founder". USA Today. Retrieved 22 July 2017. * ^ A B C D Helft, Miguel (12 October 2006). "With YouTube, Student Hits Jackpot Again". The New York Times. * ^ A B Rahman, Muhit (8 December 2006). "The Greatest Possibilities: The Jawed Karim
Jawed Karim
Story". Star Weekend Magazine. Retrieved 20 August 2017. * ^ Keese, Christoph (22 October 2006). "Sergey Brin und Jawed Karim - zwei Karierren". Die Welt
Die Welt
(in German). Retrieved 20 August 2017. Der andere heißt Jawed Karim
Jawed Karim
und wurde 1979 in Merseburg/DDR geboren. Sein Vater kam aus Bangladesch, seine Mutter aus dem Harz. Die Karims waren als Ausländer verpönt und wanderten deswegen 1982 in den Westen aus. In Neuss
Neuss
schlug ihnen wieder Fremdenhass entgegen; deshalb zogen sie in die USA * ^ Christensen, Tesha M. (5 September 2016). "Year-long events mark Central High School 150th anniversary". Monitor St. Paul. Retrieved 20 August 2017. * ^ " YouTube
YouTube
co-founder to be commencement speaker at Illinois" (Press release). University of Illinois
University of Illinois
Urbana-Champaign. 27 March 2007. Retrieved 20 August 2017. * ^ "Planet Cardinal". Stanford Magazine. January 2007. * ^ "Speakers, Graphics Conference". * ^ Video websites pop up, invite postings, USA Today, 21 November 2005 * ^ Karim, Jawed (23 April 2005). "Me at the zoo, YouTube\'s first ever video". * ^ "Jawed Who? Meet YouTube\'s silent partner -SVW". siliconvalleywatcher.com. * ^ Helft, Miguel (7 February 2007). "YouTube\'s Payoff: Hundreds of Millions for the Founders". The New York Times. * ^ Welcome to Engineering at Illinois, University of Illinois * ^ 136th Commencement Address, University of Illinois, 13 May 2007. * ^ " YouTube
YouTube
Co-Founder Starts Venture Capital Firm". Mashable
Mashable
. 20 March 2008. * ^ Leigh Gallagher (14 February 2017). "The Hustle". The Airbnb Story: How Three Ordinary Guys Disrupted an Industry, Made Billions . . . and Created Plenty of Controversy. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. p. 31. ISBN 978-0-544-95387-1 . Retrieved 8 November 2017. * ^ Chesky, Brian."How much money did Airbnb
Airbnb
raise? What is the company\'s financing history?", Quora
Quora
, March 21, 2015. Retrieved 2017-11-08. * ^ " YouTube
YouTube
faces backlash for Google+
Google+
integration". CNN. Retrieved 10 September 2014. * ^ Cheredar, Tom (8 November 2013). " YouTube
YouTube
cofounder\'s first public comment in 8 years: \'why the f*** do i need a google+ account to comment on a video?\'". VentureBeat. Retrieved 11 November 2013. * ^ " Google
Google
Plus Finally Gives Up on Its Ineffective, Dangerous Real-Name Policy". Slate. Retrieved 13 September 2014. * ^ " Google
Google
is dropping its Google+
Google+
requirement across all products, starting with YouTube". VentureBeat. Retrieved 8 August 2015. * ^ "Dr. Dobbs Article, A Windows 3D Model Viewer for OpenGL".