Google purchased YouTube back in 2006 for $1.65b.
Not bad for a company that was less than two years old!
There are now 5,880 video startups with an average valuation of $4.5m ($26.4b total).
300 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every hour.
The average YouTube partner earns $0.32 per 5k views — or a CPM of $0.06.
Note: 1 video view ≠ 1 ad impression (revenue)