STEVE CHEN Biography, Net Worth, Age, Height, Weight, Girlfriend, Family, Fact, and More

Steve Chen

Steve Shih Chen is a Taiwanese-American Internet Entrepreneur who is best known as a co-founder of the largest online video-sharing platform YouTube. He has also worked with other prestigious websites like Facebook and PayPal. The Taiwan-origin genius has also built the company AVOS Systems and video sharing app MixBit. In 2019, Chen moved back to Taiwan and residing there since then with his family.

STEVE CHEN Biography And Net Worth

Net Worth                          $380 Million
Full Name                           Steve Shih Chen
Birth Date                           25 August 1978
Age                                       44 years
Birthplace                           Taipei, Taiwan
Profession                          Internet Entrepreneur
Zodiac Sign                         Virgo
Spouse                                Park Ji-Hyun (Jamie Chen)
 Active Years                      1999 – 2018

Steve Chen Early Life

Chen was born on 25 August 1978 in Taiwan. He was just 7 years old when his family moved to the U.S. and settled in Illinois. He attended his middle and high school in Illinois. He graduated in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Steve Chen Career

 Before YouTube, Steve Chen worked as an employee at PayPal and Facebook. At PayPal Steve Chen worked as a software engineer, mining the Silicon Valley startups. The experience helped Chen is making connections for his future projects.

At PayPal, Chen teamed up with Chad Hurley and Jawed Karim and launched YouTube in 2005. They involved many of their colleagues from PayPal and Chen himself became the company’s, Chief Technical Officer. The first version of YouTube launched in February 2005 and in April 2005, Jawad uploaded the first video to the site titled ‘Me at the Zoo’. As a technical officer, Chen managed to link up YouTube with MySpace, which was the most popular website back then. Online video-sharing websites and embedding those videos to the MySpace accounts drew people’s attention and YouTube grew in popularity within one year. Business 2.0 acknowledged this and named Chen as one of the Top 50 People who matter now’ in 2006. In the same year, the trio sold YouTube to Google, Inc. for $1.65 billion. Chen received more than 600,000 shares but continued to work at the company until 2009.

After leaving YouTube in 2009, Chen again collaborated with Hurley and launched AVOS System, which worked on several projects simultaneously. However, the company ceased its operations in 2014 and Chen moved on to his next project, another video-based website – Nom Labs. The website was confined to sharing professionally made cooking videos and in 2017, it was closed down. From 2014 – 2018 Chen also worked as a consultant for Google Ventures sharing his experience and knowledge with a new generation of Silicon Valley founders.

Steve Chen

Steve Chen Awards and Nominations

  • In May 2011, Asian Scientists Magazine named Chen as one of the 15 Asian Scientists to watch.
  • In 2018, Chen was honored with the Order of Lincoln (The highest award in the state of Illinois) and was inducted into the Lincoln Academy of      Illinois.

Steve Chen Wife

Chen married Park Ji-Hyun (now named Jamie Chan) – Product Marketing Manager of Google Korea in 2009. He met his partner during his visit to Korea to promote YouTube in 2008. The couple has two children namely Joseph and Clara.

Steve Chen’s Net Worth

As of December 2021, the net worth of Steve Chen is approximately $380 Million. Much of his worth comes from the shares in Google he received when selling YouTube.

Steve Chen Body Features

Height                      5 ft 6 in
Weight                     81 kg
Eye Color                 Black
Hair Color               Black


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