Chad Hurley Biography: Age, Net Worth, Instagram, Spouse, Height, Wiki, Parents, Siblings, Awards, YouTube

May 29, 2024 0 Posted By Gift Nworie

Chad Meredith Hurley, popularly known as Chad Hurley, is an American internet entrepreneur and businessman well known for his role as an advisor and ex-CEO of YouTube.

He was also a co-founder of MixBit, a video-sharing platform that has since shut down. Along with Steve Chen, he sold YouTube to Google for $1.65 billion in October 2006.

Before YouTube, Hurley worked at eBay’s PayPal division, where he helped design the original PayPal logo, and then went on to create YouTube with his former PayPal colleagues Steve Chen and Jawed Karim.


  • Full Name: Chad Meredith Hurley
  • Stage Name: Chad Hurley
  • Born: January 24, 1977
  • Age: 47 years old.
  • Birthplace: Reading, Pennsylvania, USA.
  • Nationality: American
  • Occupation: Entrepreneur and Businessman
  • Height: 1.8m
  • Parent: Don Hurley, Joann Hurley
  • Siblings: Brent Hurley, Heather Hurley
  • Spouse: Kathy Clark, Elise Warden
  • Children: N/A
  • Relationship: Married
  • Net Worth: $800million

Early Life

Hurley was born in Reading, Pennsylvania, to Don and Joann Hurley and raised near Birdsboro, Pennsylvania.

He has an older sister named Heather and a younger brother named Brent.


In high school, Hurley developed a passion for the arts and became intrigued by computers and electronic media.

He excelled as a runner for Twin Valley High School’s cross-country team and was part of the Technology Student Association.

Hurley graduated from Twin Valley High School in 1995 and earned a Fine Arts degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1999.


Chad Hurley is best known for co-founding YouTube in 2005 with Steve Chen and Jawed Karim. He played a crucial role in developing the platform’s video-sharing features.

YouTube experienced rapid growth and became one of the top 10 most popular websites on the Internet within a year of its launch. In 2006, Hurley and Chen sold YouTube to Google for $1.65 billion in stock, highlighting the platform’s success.

Hurley’s professional journey didn’t end with YouTube; following his departure from Google, he established MixBit, another video-sharing platform, in 2012. Unfortunately, MixBit didn’t gain the same popularity as YouTube and was later closed down.

Chad Hurley has also ventured into the investment field. He holds minority ownership in the NBA’s Golden State Warriors and the MLS’s Los Angeles Football Club and invests in Leeds United, an English Premier League football club.

His career has been marked by innovation and entrepreneurial success in the online realm, notably through his groundbreaking creation of YouTube, which changed the landscape of video sharing and consumption.

Awards and Nominations

Limited award information:

  • News articles
  • The Streamy Awards

Social Media

  • Instagram handle: @Chad_Hurley
  • Facebook handle: Chad Hurley
  • Twitter handle: @Chad_Hurley

Personal Life

Chad Hurley has been married twice. His first marriage was to Kathy Clark, daughter of Silicon Valley entrepreneur James H. Clark, from 2000 to 2012. In 2020, he tied the knot with Elise Walden.

Although Hurley and Kathy Clark are rumored to have two children together, specific information about them remains undisclosed. Chad Hurley appears to prioritize his privacy and refrains from discussing his family life publicly.

Net Worth

Chad Hurley’s estimated wealth is around $800 million, mostly accumulated through profitable business endeavors and smart investments. As one of YouTube’s co-founders, he was instrumental in its success.

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