37 Mind Blowing YouTube Facts, Figures and Statistics – 2021

  • Youtube was launched on February 14th, 2005 by Steve Chen, Chad Hurley, and Jawed Karim. Now it is the 2nd most visited website in the world.

    YouTube Statistics – 2021

    Facts and Numbers

    • The very first YouTube video was uploaded on 23 April 2005.
    • The total number of people who use YouTube – 2,000,000,000.
    • 300 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute!
    • Around 1 billion hours of video are watched on Youtube every single day.
    • YouTube gets over 30 million visitors per day
    • In an average month, 8 out of 10 18-49 year-olds watch YouTube.
    • By 2025, half of the viewers under 32 will not subscribe to a pay-TV service.
    • 6 out of 10 people prefer online video platforms to live TV
    • The total number of hours of video watched on YouTube each month – 3.25 billion.
    • 10,113 Youtube videos generated over 1 billion views.
    • 80% of YouTube’s views are from outside of the U.S.
    • The average number of mobile YouTube video views per day is 1,000,000,000
    • The average mobile viewing session lasts more than 40 minutes. This is up with more than 50% year-over-year.
    • Female users are 38% and male users are 62%.
    • User Percentage by Age 18-24 – 11%, 25-34 – 23%, 35-44 – 26%, 45-54 – 16%, 50-64 – 8%, 65+ – 3%, unknown age – 14%.
    • More than half of YouTube views come from mobile devices.
    • YouTube’s mobile revenue is up to 2x y/y.
    • YouTube overall and even YouTube on mobile alone reaches more 18-34 and 18-49 year-olds than any cable network in the U.S.
    • The number of hours people spend watching videos (aka watch time) on YouTube is up 60% year-over-year, the fastest growth we’ve seen in 2 years.
    • You can navigate YouTube in a total of 76 different languages (covering 95% of the Internet population).
    • YouTube has launched local versions in more than 88 countries.
    • 9% of U.S small businesses use Youtube
    • Approximately 20% of the people who start your video will leave after the first 10 seconds. Create a damn good intro.

    YouTube Company Financials

    • The Annual cost of running and maintaining YouTube is $6,350,000,000.
    • Google’s annual revenue generated from YouTube is $4,000,000,000.
    • Youtube generates 6% of Google’s ad sales revenue.
    • Since 2007 YouTube has paid $1,250,000,000 to rights holders.
    • Google paid $1,65 billion for YouTube in November of 2006.
    • Sequoia Capital invested only $11.5 million into YouTube in November 2005.
    • Partners revenue is up 50% y/y for the last 3 years.
    • The World’s highest-paid YouTube stars earned a combined total of $127 million in 2017. This is a huge increase compared to $54.5 million in 2015.
    • The highest-paid Youtube partner for 2017 is Daniel Middleton – DanTDM with an annual income reaching $16.5 million.
    • The youngest YouTube star Ryan ToysReview who is six years old made $11,000,000 in 2017.
    • The highest-paid Youtube partner for 2019-2020 is Ryan Kaji – a 9-year-old with 12,2 billion views, 41,7 million subscribers, and a total salary of $29,5 million
    • The number of channels earning six figures per year on YouTube is up 50% y/y.
    • The number of advertisers running video ads on YouTube is up more than 40% y/y. And for Youtube top 100 advertisers, the average spend per advertiser is up over 60% y/y.

    Sources:

    youtube.com/yt/press/statistics.html

    statisticbrain.com/youtube-statistics

    https://www.thinkwithgoogle.com

    https://fortunelords.com/

    Google.com

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