Susan Wojcicki, an American-Polish technology executive once rented Google Incorporation in her garage & advocated Google to buy YouTube. Since February 2014, Wojcicki is serving as the CEO of YouTube & oversees the release of new YouTube applications.
Formerly, the Senior Vice-President of Adwords & AdSense for Google, the UCLA Anderson School of Management graduate is listed #12 among Power Women 2019 and #44 among America's Self-Made Women 2019 as per Forbes.
The first marketing manager for Google in 1999, Susan's career in Google as well as the CEO of YouTube has garnered her a hefty fortune. According to Celebrity Net Worth, 51-year-old Wojcicki has a net worth of $500 million as of March 2020.
Back in June 2019, Forbes reported her fortune at $490 million.
Currently, she ranks #44 in the Forbes' list of America's Self-Made Women 2019 (was #46 in 2015). Moreover, the aforementioned source named her #16 in List of the World's 100 Most Powerful Women in 2011 & #12 in 2014.
Even if, Susan is yet to disclose her actual salary, she indeed earns a salary in the 7-digit figure. As for a fact, the former CEO of YouTube Chad Hurley accumulated the payroll of $4.5 million.
Reportedly, the California-born multi-millionaire is the board member of Salesforce.com, Inc that made revenue of $17.1 billion as per the report of March 2020.
Her sister Anne Wojcicki, the co-founder & CEO of the DNA testing firm 23andMe is a multi-millionaire too; she owns $800 million net worth.
Susan Wojcicki's Net Worth Over The Years:
|2015 (May)||$300 million|
|2016 (June)||$350 million|
|2017 (May)||$410 million|
|2018 (July)||$480 million|
|2019 (June)||$490 million|
In 1998, when Google Inc. was founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin, & they set up their office in Susan Wojcicki's garage- she rented them $1,700-a-month.
Wojcicki later joined Google in 1998 & became its first-ever marketing manager in April 1999.
While working in Google, she contributed to the development of AdSense & other advertising and analytic products Adwords and Google Analytics.
Susan served as Senior Vice-President of Adwords & AdSense until January 2014- her tenure in Google was 14 years & 10 months.
As for a fact, in 2006, she advocated Google to purchase the video-sharing platform YouTube co-founded by Chad Hurley
Steve Chen & Jawed Karim.
Google then accumulated YouTube for a reported $1.65 billion. Meanwhile, YouTube is worth $90 million.
Moreover, Susan Wojcicki handled Google's acquisition of DoubleClick in 2007 for $3.1 million.
Did you know? The Google Adsense made $100 billion in revenue in 2018.
Long before Susan Wojcicki worked for Google, she already had a stint as a marketing manager for Intel Corporation in Santa Clara, California.
Also, she worked as a consultant for Bain & Company and R.B. Webber & Company.
Since February 2014, Susan works as the CEO of YouTube & the same year when she joined YouTube, the company reported 2 billion logged-in users a month.
She is the 3rd CEO of YouTube, succeeded Salar Kamangar, the 2nd CEO of the company.
Over the years, she has overseen the launch of other YouTube services: ad-free services YouTube Premium and over-the-top (OTT) internet television YouTube TV.
Reportedly, after Wojcicki took the role of CEO, the female employees on YouTube grew up from 24% to 30%.
In 2008, Forbes estimated the revenue of YouTube to be $200 million, which got a drastic rise to $3.7 billion in 2012. The ad revenue of YouTube in 2017 & 2018 was $8.1 billion & $11.1 billion respectively.
YouTube made a revenue of $15.1 billion in 2019, according to Google's financial report published in February 2020.
Susan lives with her husband Dennis Troper & 5 children in Mountain View, California, but prefers to keep her asset detail low-key. The average house price in California is $533,500.
She and Dennis, the Head of Product for Wear OS by Google, married on August 23, 1998, in Belmont, California & welcomed their eldest child in 1999.
Reportedly, in August 2014, the duo announced that they were expecting their 5th child. However, Wojcicki is cautious to prevent media radar in her personal life, especially about her kids.
In December 2019, in an interview with CBS, she told that the mother of 5 limits the engagement of her children on YouTube.
Before her move to Mountain View, she lived in a ranch-style home at 232 Santa Margarita Ave in Menlo Park, California, bought for $600,000.
To cover-up mortgage, in 1998, Susan rented her house garage to Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, to set up a workshop for the newly opened search-engine company.
Later in 2006, Google bought her 4-bedroom & 3-bathroom property.
Susan works as an advocate for many causes like the counter of gender inequality in tech companies & the plight of Syrian refugees.
Together with her husband, she runs the Troper Wojcicki Foundation founded in 2006.
As reported in November 2019, Google.org and YouTube (Susan represented as its CEO) made a donation of $1.35 million to Hamilton Families, a non-profit organization.
Susan was born Susan Diane Wojcicki on July 5, 1968, in Santa Clara County, California, the USA. Her father Stanley Wojcicki is an emeritus physics professor at Stanford University while mother Esther Wojcicki was an educator.
Born American, Wojcicki also holds Polish nationality as her father was Polish-American.
She has 2 sisters: Janet, an anthropologist and epidemiologist; and Anne, the co-founder & CEO of 23andMe.
In 1990, Susan Wojcicki graduated with honors in History/Literature from Harvard University & enrolled at the University of California, Santa Cruz, from where she obtained Master's of Science in Economics.
Thereafter, in 1996, she went to UCLA Anderson School of Management & graduated with an MBA in 1998.