Susan Wojcicki
Asa Mathat
United States

YouTube, LLC



Under Wojcicki’s watch, YouTube now garners more than 1.9 billion logged-in users every month. She has spearheaded a diversification of the media kingpin’s business models, launching YouTube TV streaming service in 2017 and, in 2018, relaunching efforts to take on Spotify under the YouTube Music banner. Like her colleagues at Twitter and Facebook, Wojcicki has been facing criticism for YouTube postings aimed at encouraging hate, harassment and election interference. The video service responded  with significant tweaks to its monetization program that are also meant to make YouTube safer for big-name advertisers. Wojcicki joined Google as employee number 16 and went on to handle the industry-defining $1.65 billion acquisition of YouTube in 2006.


  • Google
  • YouTube, LLC
  • Intel Corporation


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

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • Digital Entertainment Impact/Digital Execs
  • Variety Power of Women
  • Women's Impact
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YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki: Despite Its Problems, YouTube Is Growing Up

YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki: Despite Its Problems, YouTube Is Growing Up

Google’s YouTube video service is growing out of its teenage years, suggested CEO Susan Wojcicki at the Wired 25 Summit in San Francisco Monday. “The last 18 months, I really think (of as) our growing up years,” she said. “I think we are in a much better place, we worked really hard.”Wired’s Peter Rubin put Wojcicki on the spot by recalling that he had searched for videos of her to prepare for the on-stage interview, which resulted in the YouTube...


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