Name of AAPI FigureSteven Chen
What is the person’s Asian heritage or ethnicity?Han
Area of InfluenceBusinessman
Date of birth or time period1978
How did this individual make a contribution to their field or to society/culture at large?Steven Chen is a businessman. He is best known for starting Youtube. He was born on August 25, 1978 in Taipei, Taiwan. He was an employee at PayPal where he met Chad Hurley and Jawed Karim who help create YouTube.
How does this person inspire you?He created YouTube
What surprised you as you were learning about this person?Only Asian in his class
Submitted byAndrea
City, StateLexington, MA