Jawed Karim is an American software engineer and Internet entrepreneur. He is one of the founders of YouTube. Jawed is also the first person to upload a video to the social media.
He met fellow YouTube co-founders Steven Chen and Chad Hurley while working at PayPal. At PayPal, he designed some of the core components including the real-time anti-Internet fraud system.
Karim titled the first video “Me at the Zoo”. To this day, the video accumulated more than 98 million views.
In the video, Jawed stands at the San Diego Zoo in front of a bunch of elephants. The first video uploaded to YouTube lasts only 18 seconds. But it made history.