Top 10 Most Viewed Youtube Videos Ever

A Little Background About Youtube

Youtube was originally set up by three employees of Paypal named Chad Hurley, Steve Chen and Jawed Karim.

Founded in February 2005 it was sold 19 months later to Google for $1.65bn

After five years of operation youtube calculates that viewers watch more than two billion videos a day.

Every minute youtube claims that 24 hours of video are uploaded!

Almost any event, anywhere in the world can now be found on youtube. If someone witnessed something it is likely that it will be on youtube somewhere.

Occasionally, a video goes viral and becomes a huge internet sensation. These videos can then be watched literally millions of times. The people that make them are often able to activate advertising on their youtube videos and earn a lot of money from them. This only works when the person uploading the video has made and/or owns the content as advertising is not permitted on content whose copyright is owned by others. 

Below are the top 10 most viewed videos of all time on youtube.

#1 Charlie Bit My Finger

#2 Evolution Of Dance

#3 Miley Cyrus 7 Things

Laughing Baby Hahaha

Achmed The Dead Terrorist

Pitbull : I Know You Want Me

The benefits of having your video go viral are enormous. Not only the prospect of fame, but also that you are able to place advertising on your videos and earn money from it. Some people report earning large sums from their youtube videos. 


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