YouTube is the most popular video-sharing platform in the world and the second most visited website after google.com. It has become a major part of our lifestyle because it is a source of free entertainment and infotainment.
An average person spends around 20 minutes a day on YouTube and videos uploaded on YouTube in 60 days are way more than any television network has created in the last 60 years.
Well, there are a lot more amazing facts, stats, and data about YouTube that most of you don't know. We have collected some interesting facts about your favorite video-sharing platform which you might want to know.
YouTube started on Valentine's Day
This might be the most astounding fact about YouTube the domain Youtube.com was purchased on Valentine's Day 2005 because it started as a dating platform but then transformed into a video sharing platform. Its first video was uploaded by the co-founder Jawed Karimafter 2 months of its launch.
PayPal funded YouTube
Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim the founders of YouTube were also the ones who worked for PayPal and after PayPal was sold to eBay they used their share of the money to build YouTube.
YouTube was sold to Google in October 2006 for $1.65 billion and it looked like a lot of money at that time but it was nothing when compared to the worth of YouTube now.
There are almost 98 versions of YouTube
Due to the localized market program more than 98 countries have their version of YouTube. The most recent version of YouTube was launched in January 2019 in Uruguay, Honduras, El Salvador, CostaRica, Panama, Guatemala, Ecuador, and Bolivia
FirstVideo to 1 Million Views
Ronaldinho's football tricks were the first-ever video to cross 1 million views. It was a treat for football fans to watch the famous Brazilian forward and one of the all-time greats of the gameshow his tricks. This video was uploaded in the year 2005 and was produced by Nike.
FirstVideo to 100 Million Views
Avril Lavigne's hit song 'Girlfriend' was the first-ever video to cross 100 million views in the year 2008. I was said that the views were fake and it was done by Lavigne's PR team, but it became the first video to cross the 100 million mark.
FirstVideo to 1 Billion Views
Do you remember PSY's Gangnam Style? It was the first video to cross 1 billion views and became a global hit. You must have remembered those weird but awesome steps of the song.
This singer from South Korea rose to the heights of stardom with this song and the UN called PSY a "force of world peace."
Highest Video Views on YouTube Till Now
The famous and globally hit song Despacitoby Luis Fonsi is the current holder of the highest video views on YouTube. This song was a blockbuster hit in more than 47 countries and it was the first Spanish song after Macarena to be on the top in the US.
This song also holds the record for the fastest to 1 billion video views which are in 97 days as PSY's Gangnam Style took almost 5 months to reach 1 billion.
Highest number of Subscribers on any YouTube Channel
T-Series, a record label and movie production house in India has the highest number of subscribers on YouTube i.e.114 million.
After the T-Series, the famous YouTuber PewDiePie has the highest number of YouTube subscribers i.e. 101 million. T-Series produces content like music videos, movie trailers and clips, and even behind-the-scenes of some movies.