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STEVEN SHIH "STEVE" CHEN (traditional Chinese : 陳士駿; simplified Chinese : 陈士骏; pinyin : Chén Shìjùn; born on 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
YouTube
. He is of Taiwanese descent. After having co-founded the company AVOS Systems, Inc. and built the video-sharing app MixBit , he joined Google Ventures in 2014.

CONTENTS

* 1 Business career * 2 Personal life * 3 Gallery * 4 References * 5 External links

BUSINESS CAREER

Chen was an employee at the industry financial company PayPal
PayPal
, where he first met Chad Hurley and Jawed Karim . Chen was also an early employee at Facebook
Facebook
, although he left after several months to start YouTube.

In 2005, Chad Hurley, 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.

On October 16, 2006, Chen and Hurley sold YouTube
YouTube
to Google, Inc. for $1.65 billion. Chen received 625,366 shares of Google
Google
and an additional 68,721 in a trust as part of the sale. The Google
Google
shares that he received were reported to be worth over $326 million about 1 year later.

He and Hurley started AVOS Systems which acquired Delicious from Yahoo!
Yahoo!
Inc.

Chen was listed as one of the 15 Asian Scientists To Watch by Asian Scientist Magazine on 15 May 2011.

PERSONAL LIFE

Chen married Park Ji-hyun, who is now Jamie Chen, a Google
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. The Chens are major supporters of the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco
San Francisco
where Jamie was appointed a trustee in July 2012.

GALLERY

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Chen with Chad Hurley and Walt Mossberg in 2007 *

Chen at YouTube
YouTube
Taiwan's launch press conference in 2007 *

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

REFERENCES

* ^ " Steve Chen
Steve Chen
Biography". Bio. October 4, 2014. * ^ " YouTube
YouTube
Founders Launch New Video-Sharing App MixBit". PC Magazine. * ^ " YouTube
YouTube
Co-Founders Split As Hurley Spins Out MixBit And Chen Joins Google
Google
Ventures". * ^ "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. * ^ New York Times: YouTube’s Payoff: Hundreds of Millions for the Founders * ^ "The Ultimate List Of 15 Asian Scientists To Watch – Steve Chen". AsianScientist.com. May 15, 2011. Retrieved June 6, 2011. * ^ The Chosun Ilbo (English edition): YouTube
YouTube
Founder Married Korean Woman * ^ Asian Art Museum: Additional support is provided by Jamie and Steve Chen. * ^ Asian Art Museum Appoints Seven New Trustees

EXTERNAL LINKS