Chad Hurley is an American co-founder of the popular websites ‘YouTube’ and ‘Mixbit,’ who is also the former Chief Executive Officer of the ‘YouTube.’ He is one of the famous personalities in the world of business and technology. Keep reading to know more about Chad Hurley’s net worth in 2018.
Chad Meredith Hurley was born on January 24, 1977, in Reading, Pennsylvania. He was born to his father, Don Hurley and his mother, Joann Hurley. He has two siblings was raised near Birdsboro, Pensylvania. While growing up, Chad loved arts and wanted to pursue his career related to arts.
Chad Hurley attended the Twin Valley High School, and soon after joining the high school, he became interested in computers and electronic media. He has won the two state titles for cross-country program for his high school. He was above average student and was the member of the ‘Technology Student Association’ in his high school.
After graduating from High School, for further studies, he went to the Indiana University of Pennsylvania and graduated with a degree of Bachelor of Arts. Currently, he is married to his longtime girlfriend, Kathy Clark. Chad and Kathy dated for a long time before getting married. The couple had a very lavishing wedding, and together, they have two kids.
Kathy is the daughter of legendary Silicon Valley entrepreneur, James H. Clark. Even after so many years into their marriage, the couple looks very happy together. Kathy is a very supportive wife and has always supported him in his major business decisions.
After graduating from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Chad started working for eBay in their ‘Paypal’ division. Being an Arts graduate, Chad’s knowledge about computer was excellent, this helped him a lot to work at the eBay. In fact, he was very good at it, and his work was always applauded and appreciated.
Chad Hurley then met Steve Chan and Jawed Karim. After, working together for a while, three of them decided to start something new to earn some extra bucks. Three of them used their skills together and founded ‘YouTube.’
Soon after a year, Chad and Chan sold ‘YouTube’ to Google Inc. for $1.65 billion.
After some years, Chad and Chan launched another company called ‘MixBit’ which does video editing using smartphones. Chad is also involved as one of the investors in the US Formula-One team. But, for some reason, this investment seemed to be a failure as the team never made it to the grid that season.
Chad Hurley also has some investments in others sports. He is the part owner of NBA’s Golden State Warriors and MLS’ Los Angeles Football Club.
Awards & Achievements
Chad Hurley is a smart businessman who has quite a few achievements to his name. He was selected and included in the magazine business 2.0 ranked No. 28 as a list of “50 Who Matter Now”. He has never won any major awards in his life.
Net Worth of Chad Hurley
The estimated net worth of Chad Hurley is approximately $400 million. Most of his net worth is by selling his shares of ‘YouTube,’ and the rest is due to his earning from his company and other investments. According to the reports, Chad Hurley makes around $4.5 million a year.
Chad Hurley is one of the successful businessman, who is the co-founder of ‘Youtube.’ He has worked hard and handled his business smartly to achieve the success of this magnitude. Currently, he is married to his beautiful wife, and the couple is living a very happy and comfortable life.