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Steven Shih "Steve" Chen (traditional Chinese: 陳士駿; simplified Chinese: 陈士骏; pinyin: Chén Shìjùn; born August 18, 1978) is a Taiwanese American Internet entrepreneur. He is best known as one of the co-founders and the previous chief technology officer of the popular website YouTube. After having co-founded the company AVOS Systems, Inc. and built the video-sharing app MixBit,[1] he joined Google Ventures
Google Ventures
in 2014.[2]


1 Early years and education 2 Business career 3 Personal life 4 Gallery 5 References 6 External links

Early years and education[edit] Chen was born in Taipei, Taiwan. When he was fifteen, he and his family immigrated to the United States[3] and settled in Prospect Heights, Illinois.[4] He went to River Trails Middle School
River Trails Middle School
in Mount Prospect for his middle school education and John Hersey High School in Arlington Heights for his freshman year of high school. For his final three years of high school, he attended the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy in Aurora, Illinois. At the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, he studied computer science. He graduated in 2002.[citation needed] Business career[edit] Chen was an employee at the industry financial company PayPal, where he first met Chad Hurley
Chad Hurley
and Jawed Karim. Chen was also an early employee at Facebook, although he left after several months to start YouTube.[5] In 2005, Chad Hurley, Jawed Karim
Jawed Karim
and Chen founded YouTube, with Chen having the position of chief technology officer. In June 2006, Chen was named by Business 2.0 as one of "The 50 people who matter now" in business.[6] On October 16, 2006, Chen and Hurley sold YouTube
to Google, Inc. for $1.65 billion. Chen received 625,366 shares of Google
and an additional 68,721 in a trust as part of the sale. The Google
shares that he received were reported to be worth over $326 million about 1 year later.[7] He and Hurley started AVOS Systems
AVOS Systems
which acquired Delicious from Yahoo!
Inc. Chen was listed as one of the 15 Asian Scientists To Watch by Asian Scientist Magazine on 15 May 2011.[8] Personal life[edit] Chen married Park Ji-hyun, who is now Jamie Chen, a Google
Korea product marketing manager, in 2009. They live in San Francisco
San Francisco
with their two children. One son was born in July 2010.[9] The Chens are major supporters of the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco
San Francisco
where Jamie was appointed a trustee in July 2012.[10][11] Gallery[edit]

Chen with Chad Hurley
Chad Hurley
and Walt Mossberg
Walt Mossberg
in 2007

Chen at YouTube
Taiwan's launch press conference in 2007

Steve Chen
Steve Chen
with his wife Jamie Chen and Kamran Elahian
Kamran Elahian
in 2009


^ " YouTube
Founders Launch New Video-Sharing App MixBit". PC Magazine.  ^ " YouTube
Co-Founders Split As Hurley Spins Out MixBit And Chen Joins Google
Ventures".  ^ https://www.crunchbase.com/person/steve-chen.  Missing or empty title= (help) ^ YouTube: The Company and Its Founders By Rebecca Rowell Retrieved 2017-02-18. ^ "Facebook's First 20 Employees: Where Are They Now?". Business Insider. February 1, 2012. Retrieved April 10, 2012.  ^ "The 50 people who matter now". CNN. June 21, 2006.  ^ Helft, Miguel (7 February 2007). "YouTube's Payoff: Hundreds of Millions for the Founders" – via NYTimes.com.  ^ "The Ultimate List Of 15 Asian Scientists To Watch – Steve Chen". AsianScientist.com. May 15, 2011. Retrieved June 6, 2011.  ^ " YouTube
Founder Married Korean Woman".  ^ Asian Art Museum: Additional support is provided by Jamie and Steve Chen. ^ "Asian Art Museum Appoints Seven New Trustees" (PDF). 

External links[edit]

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Times, October 8, 2006

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