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How did Susan Wojcicki become CEO of YouTube?

Susan Wojcicki
Susan Wojcicki

Susan Wojcicki was born on July 5, 1968, in California, United States. Wojcicki’s father was a Stanford University Physics Professor, while her mother was an educator.

She grew up in the Stanford province and went on to study history and literature at Harvard (A.B., 1990), economics at the University of California, Santa Cruz (M.S., 1993), and business at the University of California, Los Angeles (M.B.A., 1998). 

When she returned to Silicon Valley in 1998, she rented out garage space in her Menlo Park residence to the freshly formed Google Inc., which utilised it as the company’s initial headquarters office for a short time.

She is a technology executive who serves as CEO of the video-sharing website YouTube (2014–).

She was formerly the senior vice president in charge of marketing at Google Inc., YouTube’s parent firm.

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Is Susan the owner of YouTube? Who is the owner of Google and YouTube?

Susan Wojcicki is not the owner of YouTube, however, she is the CEO of Alphabet, a subsidiary of YouTube. YouTube has a monthly user base of 2 billion people.

Sergey Brin and Larry Page are the co-founders of Google. They rented Wojcicki’s garage in Menlo Park, California, in 1998 to create Google’s search engine.

When did Susan become CEO of YouTube?

Susan become CEO of YouTube in 2014. She has been running the company for the past seven years.

How did Susan Wojcicki become CEO of YouTube?

Susan Wojcicki was appointed CEO of YouTube as a result of her accomplishments and academic potential. Let’s start with her academic credentials: 

  1. Harvard College (A.B.) University of California

  2. Santa Cruz (M.S.) 

  3. UCLA Anderson School of Management (M.B.A.)

Susan Wojcicki achievements

  1. She has been with Google from its inception: she was the business’s 16th employee,  and the company operated out of her garage for the first several months.
  2. She was in charge of promoting their search engine services for the first time, with a  budget of exactly zero dollars. 
  3. She began by collaborating with colleges to put a Google search bar on their websites, and everything evolved from there.
  4. She created AdSense, which became Google’s second-largest revenue generator.
  5. She was in charge of two of Google’s greatest acquisitions: the $1.65 billion acquisition of YouTube in 2006 and the $3.1 billion acquisition of DoubleClick in 2007.
  6. According to Time Magazine, she is “the most powerful woman on the internet.”
  7. She has demonstrated that everyone who believes you can’t balance children and becoming a top CEO is mistaken:


Dickson Ofori Siaw
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