Steve Chen Wiki, Biography, Age, Net Worth, Contact & Informations

American-Taiwanese Steven Shih Chen has an estimated net worth of $300 million as of 2012. He is known to be Chief Technology Officer and one of the founders of the world-renowned website YouTube.
Originating from Taipei Taiwan, Steve Chen’s family migrated to the U.S.A. when he was just 15 years old. He studied at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he finished his degree in Computer Science.
Born on August 18, 1978, Steve Chen is currently married to Park Ji-hyun with whom he has a son.

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Wiki, Age, Family and Relationship

Full NameSteven Shih Chen
NicknameSteve Chen
Family Members
Date of BirthAugust 18, 1978
BirthplaceTaipei, Taiwan
Marital StatusMarried
SpousePark Ji-hyun
Affair withPark Ji-hyun


ProfessionInternet Entrepreneur
Active Year
Net Worth $300 Million
Assets/PropertiesCo-founder of AVOS
Co-founder of YouTube
EducationUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Physical Stats & More

Height1.70 m
Eye colorBrown
Hair colorBlack
Face ColorWhite

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Biography, Net Worth, Informations and Little Known Facts

  • Chen was an employee at PayPal, where he first met Chad Hurley and Jawed Karim. Chen was also an early employee at Facebook, although he left after several months to start YouTube
  • In 2005, Chad Hurley, Jawed Karim and Chen founded YouTube, with Chen having the position of chief technology officer. In June 2006, Chen was named by Business 2.0 as one of “The 50 people who matter now” in business
  • On October 16, 2006, Chen and Hurley sold YouTube to Google, Inc. for $1.65 billion. Chen received 625,366 shares of Google and an additional 68,721 in a trust as part of the sale. As of 2018, the Google shares are valued at $729 million.
  • He and Hurley started AVOS Systems which acquired Delicious from Yahoo! Inc.
  • Chen was listed as one of the 15 Asian Scientists To Watch by Asian Scientist Magazine on 15 May 2011.
  • Chen started the live streaming food network called in 2016 along with Vijay Karunamurthy. In 2017 the live streaming food network was shut down, with its Twitter feed switched to private and Facebook account left idle since March, 2017.

Net Worth $300 Million
Source of Wealth: YouTube

Quick Facts

Before his successful stint with YouTube, Steve Chen served as an employee for PayPal and Facebook as well. Together with Jawed Karim and Chad Hurley, Steve Chen co-founded YouTube. He became the Chief Technology Officer and in June 2006, he was hailed as the “The 50 people who matter now”  by the Business 2.0.
In October 2006, Hurley and Chen sold YouTube to Google for a staggering cost of $1.65 billion. In May 2011, Steve Chen was named by Asian Scientist Magazine as one of top 15 Asian Scientists To Watch.

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