Jawed Karim
Jawed Karim
Celebrated Name: Jawed Karim
Real Name/Full Name: Jawed Karim
Gender: Male
Age: 44 years old
Birth Date: 28 October 1979
Birth Place: Merseburg, Germany
Nationality: American, German
Height: 1.73 m
Weight: 67 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Single
Wife/Spouse (Name): N/A
Children: N/A
Profession: American computer scientist and Internet entrepreneur
Net Worth in 2024: $160 million
Last Updated: June 2024

Jawed Karim is a well-known German-American Internet Entrepreneur. He is best known to be the co-founder of YouTube. He has also worked for PayPal and is of Bangladeshi descent. Karim is the first person to upload a video to YouTube. The video entitled “Me at the zoo” has got more than 45 million views as of September 2017. He has designed many components of PayPal.

Maybe you know about Jawed Karim very well But do you know how old and tall is he, and what is his net worth in 2024? If you do not know, We have prepared this article about details of Jawed Karim’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life

Jawed Karim was born on 28 October 1979 in Merseburg, East Germany, to German mother Christine Karim and Bangladeshi father, Naimul Karim.

In the 1980s, his family crossed the German border and grew up in West Germany’s Neuss. In 1992, he moved with his family to Minnesota.

He did his schooling at Saint Paul Central High School. Following that, he went to study computer science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has also earned his computer science master’s degree from Stanford University.

Personal life

It has been not known on whom Jawed Karim is currently dating. However, it has been reported that he was in a relationship with British writer Kia Abdullah. They were spotted many times together.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 28 October 1979, Jawed Karim is 44 years old as of today’s date 23rd June 2024. His height is 1.73 m tall, and his weight is 67 kg.


Prior to getting his bachelor’s degree, Jawed Karim got employed with Paypal. In 1998, he used to work as an intern in Silicon Graphics Inc. There he used to work on 3D voxel data management. He used to maintain the large data sets and also for the Visible Human Project.

At PayPal, Karim met Steve Chen and Chad Hurley. In 2005, the three of them went on to found YouTube. On April 23, 2005, he uploaded the first video on YouTube. Soon YouTube became popular and became the most widely used video-sharing website.

His share was low on YouTube, as he opted to serve as the adviser of the company to focus on his studies. In 2006, YouTube was acquired by Google. At that time, he received stocks worth 137,443 shares, which was almost $64 million.

In 2007, Jawed Karim became the youngest speaker in the history of the University of Illinois. In 2008, he co-founded the venture fund Youniversity Ventures along with Kevin Hartz and Keith Rabois.

He is one of the first investors of Airbnb. He invested in the Seed round in 2009. He has also published many articles for ‘Dr. Dobb’s Journal’. One of his articles also contained loading Quake models.

Awards & Achievements

One of the biggest career achievements of Jawed Karim is to be the co-founder of YouTube. He has also successfully co-founded Youniversity Ventures. In 2014, he was nominated for the Distinguished Achievement Award for computer science graduates. He has also developed many anti-fraud systems of PayPal.

Net Worth & Salary of Jawed Karim in 2024

Jawed Karim Net Worth
Jawed Karim Net Worth

As of June 2024, Jawed Karim has an estimated net worth of more than $160 million. This fortune comes from his share on YouTube. In 2006, Google acquired YouTube for $1.65 billion, where his share was worth $64 million. Although he was one of the co-founders, his role was not that large. Part of his wealth also comes by founding Y Ventures and also by getting employed with PayPal, where he developed many functions for the company. He is one of the first persons to avoid Google+ account on YouTube.

Jawed Karim is considered one of the most popular internet entrepreneurs in the world. He came to the United States when he was just 13 years old. To continue with his studies, he also did not get employed on YouTube. Not many people know that Jawed Karim is one of the founders of YouTube. Today, YouTube is a global name and is the most popular for video sharing.



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