Net Worth: $300 Million
- Source of Wealth YouTube
- Birth Place Taipei, Taiwan
- Marital Status Married (Park Ji-hyun)
- Full Name Steven Shih Chen
- Nationality Taiwan
- Date of Birth August 18, 1978
- Ethnicity Taiwanese
- Occupation Internet Entrepreneur
- Education Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, John Hersey High School, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- Children 1
About Steve Chen
American-Taiwanese Steven Shih Chen has an estimated net worth of $300 million as of 2012. He is known to be Chief Technology Officer and one of the founders of the world-renowned website YouTube.
Originating from Taipei Taiwan, Steve Chen’s family migrated to the U.S.A. when he was just 15 years old. He studied at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he finished his degree in Computer Science.
Before his successful stint with YouTube, Steve Chen served as an employee for PayPal and Facebook as well. Together with Jawed Karim and Chad Hurley, Steve Chen co-founded YouTube. He became the Chief Technology Officer and in June 2006, he was hailed as the “The 50 people who matter now” by the Business 2.0.
In October 2006, Hurley and Chen sold YouTube to Google for a staggering cost of $1.65 billion. In May 2011, Steve Chen was named by Asian Scientist Magazine as one of top 15 Asian Scientists To Watch.
Born on August 18, 1978, Steve Chen is currently married to Park Ji-hyun with whom he has a son.