An 8-year-old boy earned an estimated $26 million, over a 12-month period, from reviewing toys on YouTube.
Hannah Sabata, a 19 year old Nebraska woman, stole $6000 from a bank in 2012. After the crime she immediately posted a video to YouTube titled “Chick Bank Robber” where she held bundles of cash up to the camera and bragged about what she’d done. She was caught the same day.
The ad revenue made from the “charlie bit my finger” YouTube video was enough for the family to buy a new house
YouTube has a production space in Los Angeles that is free to use if you have 10,000 subscribers.
The current CEO of YouTube, Susan Wojcicki, is the woman who rented her garage to Larry Page and Sergey Brin in 1998 when they were creating Google.
A 2013 study revealed that viewers begin to abandon a streaming video if it fails to load within two seconds. Each additional second of delay results in a 5.8% increase in the abandonment rate.
Former NFL player Jason Brown walked away from football and a multimillion dollar contract to be a farmer – a skill he learned from YouTube.
Pewdiepie, a famous Youtuber sitting at the top with over 30 million subscribers; is one of the most well know figures among teenagers. He’s even more well known than Paul Walker, Katy Perry and even Jennifer Lawrence. He’s not at the top of the most well known either, Smosh and the Finebros beat him, taking the number 1 and 2 spot.