Tuesday, October 10, 2006

YouTube Millionaires

If you haven't heard the big news yet, the popular video sharing site YouTube, was just bought by Google for $1.6 billion. Sure, that sounds like a lot of money - and who knows, maybe the site is really worth that much. I'm not going to begin to question Google's intelligence. Rumor has it that they've been a pretty successful company.

Along with this mega-deal, comes some very lucky employees who are now instant millionaires (at least on paper). But no matter how smart or hard working someone is, I'm not sure anyone deserves to make this much money so quickly (the site just launched last year). But hey - that's probably just the bitterness talking.

What actually pisses me off is that handful of douchebags are now millionaires. I don't personally know anyone who works at YouTube, but it's a scientific fact that every company, no matter how strict their hiring policies are, has a natural Douche to Non-Douche Ratio. It's just a matter of how big or small that ratio is.

YouTube has 67 employees, so even if you assume a small Douche:Non-Douche ratio of 1:30 (the average is around 1:15), approximately 2 douchebags are now worth a lot of money. And that should piss everyone off.

4 Comments:

At 8:01 AM, Blogger SadieMBeagle said...

You're Asian, can't you think of something simple and lazy that you can sell for a billion dollars next year? I mean, come on... get on the train with yo peeps!

 
At 9:39 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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At 2:34 PM, Blogger Cibbuano said...

Yes, one of the YouTube guys is Asian, and he made a site where you sit on your ass watching videos for the whole day!

Does that make him lazier than you?

 
At 6:34 PM, Blogger odderie said...

OMG, this is seriously the most ridiculous deal ever. They were about to file for bankruptcy! Hot damn!

 

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