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July 26, 2011

YouTube Advertising Revenue Model : Infographics

  • YouTube was founded by Chad Hurley, Steve Chen and Jawed Karim, who were all early employees of PayPal.
  • The domain name "" was activated on February 14, 2005, and the website was developed over the subsequent months
  • In the summer of 2006, YouTube was one of the fastest growing websites on the Web  and was ranked the 5th most popular website on Alexa, far out pacing even MySpace's rate of growth
  • On October 9, 2006, it was announced that the company would be purchased by Google for US$1.65 billion in stock. The purchase agreement between Google and YouTube came after YouTube presented three agreements with media companies in an attempt to escape the threat of copyright-infringement lawsuits.
  • Before being purchased by Google, YouTube declared that its business model was advertisement-based, making 15 million dollars per month. Some industry commentators have speculated that YouTube's running costs—specifically the bandwidth required—may be as high as 5 to 6 million dollars per month