It’s pretty incredible to think that YouTube is not even 10 years old, the very first video ever published to the platform taking place on April 23th, 2005.

YouTube is growing. Fast. It’s not just growing to be really big, its growing at a faster and faster rate.

Check out the latest statistics published on the scale of YouTube.

YouTube has more than 1 billion users worldwide

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Every day people watch hundreds of millions of hours on
YouTube and generate billions of views
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The number of hours people are watching on YouTube
each month is up 50% year over year
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300 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute
Imgur ~60% of a creator’s views comes from outside their home country Imgur YouTube is localized in 75 countries and available in 61 languages
Imgur Half of YouTube views are on mobile devices
Imgur Mobile revenue on YouTube is up over 100% y/y
Imgur More than a million advertisers are using Google ad platforms,
the majority of which are small businesses

1000000 Advertisers

85% of our TrueView in-stream ads are skippable
Imgur Google Preferred has been a huge success – YouTube has secured upfront commitments from many of the top agencies including OMG, Digitas, IPG, Carat and SMG, and sold out the majority of the product offering
Imgur Top YouTube creators were found to be more popular than
mainstream celebrities among U.S. teenagers (Variety)
Imgur Partner revenue is up over 50% from 2013 to 2014 (10/10/14)

Æ 50%

Opened YouTube Spaces in Los Angeles, Tokyo, London, New York and Sao Paulo, so far bringing in 60k+ people who’ve created over 6500 videos that have generated more than 50 million hours of watch time, the equivalent of more than 5,700 years
Imgur Launched multimedia promotional campaigns highlighting top creators on YouTube in 7 countries around the world, increasing awareness for those featured by up to 4x
Imgur Of the 100+ channels YouTube funded in 2011 — 86 of those channels are in the top 1% of all YouTube channels, 25 have 1+ million subscribers, and collectively they’re getting over 3/4 billion views a month
Imgur More than a million channels in dozens of countries are earning revenue from the YouTube Partner Program, and thousands of channels are making six figures per year
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YouTube has invested tens of millions of dollars into Content ID, the copyright management system. The result is that since 2007 over $1 billion has been paid to partners who have chosen to monetize their claims using Content ID.
Imgur YouTube Statistics – 2/14/2015