The WSJ (sub req’d), based on SEC filings, is reporting on the windfall of the principal YouTube founders and Sequoia Capital — it’s main investor.
Everyone got paid in Google stock. Here’s the scorecard:
- Chad Hurley: $345 million
- Steve Chen: $326.2 million
- Sequoia Capital: $442.3 million
The challenge now is for Google to make it “over the bridge” and secure rights to the professional content (e.g., The Daily Show) that has become so critical to the site’s appeal.