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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Chen.
Steve Chen

Steve Chen during the "YouTube Traditional Chinese Version Launch Press Conference".
Born August, 1978
Republic of China Taipei, Taiwan
Occupation Chief Technology Officer, YouTube

Steven Shih Chen (traditional Chinese: 陳士駿pinyin: Chén Shìjùn) (born August 1978) is a Taiwanese American and the co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of the popular video sharing website YouTube.

Chen was born in Taipei, Taiwan. When he was eight years old, he and his family emigrated to the United States. Before that, he passed his two-year-childhood in Ching Shin Elementary School, Taiwan. He attended John Hersey High School and Illinois Math and Science Academy, later attending University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He was an early employee at PayPal, where he met Chad Hurley and Jawed Karim. In 2005, the three founded YouTube. He currently holds the position of Chief Technology Officer at YouTube. Chen was also an early employee at Facebook, although he left after several months to start YouTube.[1] In June 2006, Chen was named by Business 2.0 as one of "The 50 people who matter now" in business.[2]

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. The Google shares that he received were worth $350 million at Google's October 30, 2007 closing stock price. [3]


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