As of 2014, YouTube is an official subsidiary of Google. Prior to being purchased by the much larger corporate entity of Google, YouTube operated as an independent limited liability company.
Google owns YouTube and has recently incorporated the video hosting site into its Google Plus social media platform. YouTube was rapidly gaining popularity when the search giant acquired the company for a whopping $1.65 billion in 2006, making YouTube's original founders very wealthy indeed. By all accounts, the acquisition has been a successful one for Google with YouTube showing no signs of slowing as a popular video hosting site. Offshoots such as Vevo allow entertainment corporations to host video sites for major artists like Beyonce. YouTube has also been involved in events such as presidential debates and live concerts since it was acquired by Google.Learn More
Although YouTube does not release statistics on the amount of money its paid content providers, called partners, make, an analytics company estimates that as of March 2014, its top video stars make from over $100,000 to several million dollars per year. The estimates are based on the number of daily views multiplied by possible advertising revenue.Full Answer >
There is a way to monetize videos that you have uploaded to YouTube, but it requires that you enroll in the YouTube Partner Program. There is no automatic compensation program based simply off the number of views for any YouTube video.Full Answer >
Use your Google+ profile name settings to edit or change your YouTube display name. These are accessible from your YouTube account.Full Answer >
Google Apps is a collection of services created by Google for use by businesses, schools and individual users. Google Apps allows its clients to administer these services through their own domains, rather than directly through Google.Full Answer >