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A Taiwanese American and a co-founder and previous Chief Technology Officer of the popular video sharing website YouTube, he was born in Taipei, Taiwan, and when he was eight years old, he and his family immigrated to the United States. He attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He was an early employee at PayPal, where he met Chad Hurley and Jawed Karim. In 2005, the three founded YouTube. He has previously held the position of Chief Technology Officer at YouTube, and is currently employed by Google. He was also an early employee at Facebook, although he left after several months to start YouTube. In June 2006, He was named by Business 2.0 as one of "The 50 people who matter now" in business. On October 16, 2006, he and Hurley sold YouTube to Google, Inc. for $1.65 billion. He 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 worth $350 million at Google's October 30, 2007 closing stock price. He has been listed as one of the 15 Asian Scientists to Watch by Asian Scientist Magazine on 15 May 2011.
Noted For:Co-founder and previous Chief Technology Officer of the popular video sharing website YouTube
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