Susan Wojcicki
Asa Mathat
United States
2021

YouTube, LLC

Susan
Wojcicki

CEO

As the person in charge of YouTube, the world’s most popular video-sharing platform, Wojcicki has a lot to brag about. The Alphabet division paid out $30 billion to creators over the last three years, and its shortform video feature Shorts (designed to compete with TikTok) racked up 3.5 billion daily views during beta testing in India. Best of all, YouTube showed impressive growth in recent months, and if the trajectory holds true, it stands to rake in $29 billion to $30 billion in revenue in 2021. But Wojcicki spent a good portion of the year focused on the unenviable task of content moderation, removing COVID-19 misinformation and banning several high-profile users, most notably President Donald Trump, which led Fox News pundit Tucker Carlson to accuse her of censorship.

Career

  • Google
  • YouTube, LLC
  • Intel Corporation

Education

  • Harvard University (MA, USA)
  • University of California–Santa Cruz (CA, USA)
  • University of California–Los Angeles (CA, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2019 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2020 Variety500 Honoree
  • Digital Entertainment Impact/Digital Execs
  • Variety Power of Women
  • Women's Impact

Philanthropy

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YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki Crusades for Family Benefits

YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki Crusades for Family Benefits

As a female CEO in the male-dominated tech industry, YouTube’s Susan Wojcicki is unique. But she is also like all of us, scrambling to provide signatures for her kids’ homework and permission slips.Wojcicki believes that a robust home life is critical to succeeding in the workplace. A vocal advocate for generous family benefits — paid maternity leave in particular — she wants all parents to have the ability to care for their kids while still being able to shine in...

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