10 years ago today, this was the first video uploaded to YouTube

And to be perfectly honest, it’s a little bit of a yawn. It’s a guy named Jawed Karim standing in front of the elephant habitat at a zoo, talking about how big those trunks are. Funny story, though: Jawed happened to be one of the founders of YouTube, meaning he’s stinking rich now. When Google acquired YouTube, Jawed got 137,443 shares of stock, which translated to roughly $64 million. And it all started here:

How huge has YouTube become? While you watched that 18-second video, 75 more hours of video were uploaded all around the world. And you worry about your hard drive filling up.

About John Fisher

John is a Midwest native who started his Northwest radio career in 1992 after moving to Seattle from Chicago. He’s an avid cyclist, painter, traveler, foodie, and dog lover (Hazel and Gizmo, both shelter dogs.) He’s worked with various animal organizations including PAWS, Seattle Humane Society and Seattle Animal Shelter. John got a late start on fatherhood – he and his wife have a 5-year-old son named Dawson who already has a crush on Katy Perry.