Chad Meredith Hurley (born 1976) is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of the popular San Bruno, California-based video sharing website YouTube. In June 2006, he was voted 28th on Business 2.0's "50 People Who Matter Now" list. In October 2006 he sold YouTube for $1.65 billion to Google Business 2.0: 50 People who matter .
Hurley worked in eBay's PayPal division—one of his tasks involved designing the original PayPal logo— Web 2.0 Summit – November 7-9, 2006 – San Francisco, CA: Speaker before starting YouTube Free Preview – WSJ.com with fellow PayPal colleagues Steve Chen and Jawed Karim.
Hurley is a user interface expert and was primarily responsible for the tagging and video sharing aspects of YouTube Stone: Is YouTube the Napster of Video? – Newsweek Brad Stone – MSNBC.com .