Interesting Facts About YouTube That You Should Know


YouTube is a service that we all use a lot… Some of us, much more than others, either on the daily or weekly. Despite it being one of the most common app/service people use (depending on where they use them), there’s quite a lot that we probably don’t know about it.

In this piece, we’ll take a look some of the most interesting facts about YouTube you probably didn’t know:

  • YouTube was bought by Google in 2006 for $1.65 billion. Google acquired YouTube as a way to combine their search and organization competencies with YouTube’s expansive video library.

  • The annual cost to run YouTube is $6.35 billion. However, the platform earns Google revenue of  $13 billion per year.

  • As of  2018, the total number of Monthly Active YouTube Users was 1.9 billion, while the total number of Daily Active YouTube Users stood at 30 million.

  • 5+ billion videos had been uploaded on YouTube by end of 2018.

  • 500 million people watch YouTube on their phones everyday.

  • 62% of YouTube users are Males.

  • 35+ and 55+ age groups are the fastest-growing YouTube demographics.

  • 75% of adults turn to YouTube for nostalgia rather than tutorials or current events.

  • Gangnam Style was so popular that it broke YouTube’s video counter.

  • Justin Bieber’s “Baby” video has so far managed to generate 10 million dislikes and counting. It’s the most disliked video on the platform.

  • This is the first video ever uploaded on YouTube:

Here’s an extra cool factor to make you hate your workplace:

  • YouTube employees have the option of taking a huge red slide instead of using the stairs or the elevator.

Now you know a little more about YouTube facts than you did, you’re welcome 🙂

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