The first YouTuber to upload a video was Jawed Karim. He uploaded his famous “Me at the zoo” clip on April 23, 2005. The clip is 18 seconds long and it only consists of him talking about what he saw at the San Diego Zoo.
The video became an internet sensation because it was one of the first videos ever uploaded to YouTube!
He was one of the co-founders of YouTube, so after creating the site, he became one of its first users. His video is still on YouTube today!
YouTube has evolved into something much more complex and unique today. It hosts thousands upon thousands of videos that are uploaded by various users every day. However, Jawed Karim’s “Me at the zoo” clip will always be remembered as one of the very first videos ever uploaded to what we now know as YouTube!
Over time, the meaning of “YouTuber” has changed, and individuals may now make money through their YouTube accounts and turn into full-time YouTubers.
Advertising revenue can be substantial, with Forbes reporting that professional YouTubers might make up to $18 per 1,000 ad views.
The most subscribed YouTubers until December 2020 are:
- T-Series with 199m subscribers
- PewDiePie with 110m subscribers
- Cocomelon – Nursery Rhymes with 122m subscribers.
Nike’s first million-viewer YouTube video was an advertisement for Ronaldinho, a soccer player.