Jawed Karim
Jawed Karim
Real Name/Full Name Jawed Karim
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Jawed Karim
Birth Place: Merseburg, East Germany
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 28 October 1979
Age/How Old: 43 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 173 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 7″
Weight: In Kilograms – 67Kg
In Pounds – 148 lbs
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Brown
Parents Name: Father –Naimul Karim
Mother –Christine
Siblings: One
School: Saint Paul Central High School
College: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Religion: Muslim
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Single
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: N/A
Kids/Children Name: N/A
Profession: software engineer and Internet entrepreneur
Net Worth: $160 Million
Last Updated: March 2023

What we do in life is determined by the passion we have in life. Sometimes we might take it as a simple way of spending time but on the other hand, we can take it a step further. Jawed is one man who has taken it upon himself to value his passion in internet. Today, he is known as a successful famous German-American internet entrepreneurs.

He is also a great technologist and software engineer. He has worked with different entities as well as co-founding several companies. One of the famous companies he has worked for include PayPal and he is also known as a co-founder of YouTube. The other co-founders of YouTube are Steven Chen and Chard Hurley. After co-founding YouTube, he also became the first YouTuber to upload a video on YouTube. The video was titled “Me at the zoo”.

Well, how well do you know about Jawed Karim? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Jawed Karim’s net worth in 2023, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Jawed Karim to date.

Biography and Early Life

This young man was born on the 28th October in 1979 in Germany in a place known as Mersburg, East Germany which is the present-day Germany. He was not the only child of Naimul Karim and Christine as he has a sister named Ilias. Although they were born in Merseburg, they were raised in Neuss.

At the same time, he was not the first person to get into the internet business as his father Naimul Karim was a researcher from Bangladesh. He was associated with the famous University of Minnesota in the faculty of biochemistry. And his mother Christine Karim was a German scientist a title she holds to date.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Jawed Karim in 2023 and what is his height and weight? Well, Jawed Karim’s age is 43 years old as of today’s date 25th March 2023 having been born on 28 October 1979. Though, he is 5′ 7″ in feet and inches and 173 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 148 lbs in Pound and 67kg in Kilograms.


When Jawed was young, the family moved from one place to another due to Xenophobia. They first relocated to West Germany and they reached there by crossing the inner Germany border. In 1992, they again relocated to Saint Minnesota, United States of America. He is of German-American nationality with a mixed ethnicity of German and Bangladesh.

He was enrolled into the Saint Paul Central High School and after graduating, he joined University of Illinois which is located in Urbana-Champaign, Illinois. He graduated with a degree in computer science.

Luckily, Silicon Graphics Inc hired him to work on a 3D voxel data management. He then joined PayPal but he continued with his studies until his graduation in 2004. Later, he joined Stanford University graduating with a Master’s degree in computer science.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Jawed Karim might be very open when it comes to his background but when it comes to his personal life he has maintained it a secret. Therefore, it is very hard to tell whether he is married or not. He has also not lately been associated with any woman. However, there has been rumours of him dating British Kia Abdulla but there is no clear information about their dating. It is only assumed they were dating because they were seen together severally.

Is Jawed Karim Gay?

Jawed Karim is not gay. Although there has not been any information about his dating life, we also don’t have any information of him being gay. Therefore, we can conclude that he is straight until otherwise proven.

Professional Career

Jawed Karim might not have had the best experience in life when he was growing up but the truth is, he maximized every opportunity. When still at University, he was given an offer to work at PayPal which he considered a great opportunity. It at PayPal where he met Steve Chen in 2002 and three years later in 2005, they co-founded YouTube as a video sharing website.

He co-founded the channel and also played a big role in the development and management of this website. To ensure that everything worked out well and that their site developed as fast as possible, he became an advisor to YouTube.


Jawed is a very successful engineer whose work is well-recognized all over the world. After working so hard in different companies and the co-founding of YouTube, he decided to do his own project. This is what to the launching of a venture fund which he considered as Youniversity Ventures which is now known as YVentures.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Jawed Karim in 2023

Jawed Karim Net Worth
Jawed Karim Net Worth

Founders and co-founders always have a tendency of making good money provided they come up with a great idea. Although Jawed has worked with different institutions, the largest part of his wealth come from the shares he had at YouTube. After Google bought YouTube, Jawed received a total of $64 million after selling his 137,443 shares. As of 2023, he has a net worth of $160 million.

Not everyone is as lucky as Jared Karim. This is because, he was exposed to engineering at a very young age. Therefore, he is one of the most successful men as far as YouTube is concerned.


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