In 2019, Ash, WatchMojo Founder & CEO was invited by Vidcon to present a keynote in Los Angeles on its 10-year anniversary. Ash’s presentation focused on how YouTube has evolved from a scrappy business to eventually being the biggest content platform on the internet over the last 15 years.
In this Keynote, Ash mentioned that YouTube has redefined what a celebrity is. It’s crazy to think about because as more people started YouTube Channels, and some of the biggest YouTubers started to make a lot of money, it’s no surprise that the people of the future want to be YouTubers full-time. A recent study by Business Insider involving 3,000 kids ages 8-12 found that 56% of children in the United States want to be YouTubers when they grow up. And it is easy to see why. YouTubers with a massive following live extravagant lives, creating more content, resulting in more followers, and fame in the process. YouTube has and is continuing to define what it means to be famous.
Here is the link to the Keynote that Ash Presented at Vidcon 2019: