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.