688: Susan Wojcicki
Former CEO of YouTube
Born: 5 July 1968, Santa Clara, California, United States of America
Susan also helped found Google and was their first marketing manager. She was their sixteenth employee and it was her garage that served as their first headquarters.
Susan was involved with Google’s original video streaming service (Google Video) and proposed the acquisition of YouTube by Google in 2006.
She is a Harvard graduate who studied history and literature. Susan holds two master’s degrees from other universities.
Susan was involved with crafting the original Google Doodles along with Google Images and Google Books. She was also involved in AdWords, Adsense, and other marketing projects.
In May of 2015, Forbes estimated Susan’s networth at $300 Million.
In February 2023, Susan announced she was stepping down as CEO of YouTube. She will continue in an advisory position at both YouTube and Google/Alphabet for a while until a full transition of power at the company is complete. She has worked with Google for twenty-five years, and has been CEO of YouTube for nine.