How I Made $1 Billion

  • Published on Jun 12, 2018
  • A self-taught computer coder created Instagram in 8 weeks selling it for $1 Billion dollars. This is the Origin story (formerly Guess Who) of how Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger made one of the most successful social media apps in the world.
    Learning from the two, they both took an enormous risk in pursuit of an idea. Each quitting their jobs to make their idea come true, they had no idea if they would succeed or fail. But during a time when mobile applications were beginning to grow, they took a chance and went full in. Posting photos on social media with your phone sounds like such a simple idea, but their idea was so much more than that. They revolutionized the mobile phone industry showing the need for better cameras and stronger software to process photos. Before Instagram, a mediocre photo would do just fine. After Instagram, a well-taken photo is everything.
    Kevin Systrom graduated from Standford University. While in his undergraduates degree he interned at a tech start-up, Odeo, where he would eventually meet the founder of Twitter. During this time, he began to feel an itch; the entrepreneurial itch. He wanted to create something of his own. He quit his job from Google and devoted everything to his mobile app idea. Bringing aboard his good friend Mike Krieger, the duo spent a relentless 8 weeks building an app that would eventually be bought for $1 billion dollars by Facebook.
    Staying true to their original community, Instagram is still the number 1 photo sharing application. Everything from food, travel, beauty, and personal blogs can be seen on Instagram creating an entirely new community. The next time you open your Instagram app, just remember, Instant\ telegram = Instagram ;)
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    P.s. For all of our followers, Guess Who has now changed to the new Origin Story series :)
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Comments • 1 673

  • Amy Njoroge
    Amy Njoroge Day ago

    I was in Insta wen this came out!

  • Adi Nasrullah
    Adi Nasrullah Day ago

    How about music

  • Lil Winter
    Lil Winter Day ago

    Woouw u haveve the maker of Instagram on ur yt cahnnel?! U guys are LIT

  • Khezia
    Khezia 3 days ago

    Fornite origin

  • Lin Lazaro
    Lin Lazaro 3 days ago

    Please make a story of Filipino Boxer Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao..
    It surely inspires me most because of his determination and strong-willed.
    He is also a person from rags to riches. Hope you can make an animation in him .Thank you❤️ . 😊

  • Bandhu Bilash
    Bandhu Bilash 3 days ago

    Please share the story of Warren Buffet

  • chrystal gopal
    chrystal gopal 4 days ago

    congratulations man! look what creativity does

  • Chloe Ekpenike
    Chloe Ekpenike 4 days ago

    An orgin story I would like to know about is the creator of Apple

  • Sinny Mc E
    Sinny Mc E 4 days ago

    i click on this and watch it while texting on insta and didnt know thia would be about insta

  • 100_idiots
    100_idiots 5 days ago

    This guy with a deeper voice would sound like the number 8 guy

  • Ale A
    Ale A 5 days ago


  • Appziler
    Appziler 6 days ago +1

    I want to see hwo created fortnite

  • kokichi ouma
    kokichi ouma 6 days ago

    Hey can you do a RUcliper like mathais

  • vote for pewdiepie help us to best t series

    You made instergram

  • Mr Awesome
    Mr Awesome 7 days ago

    Bill gates and Steve jobs

  • Zezok K
    Zezok K 10 days ago


  • Walter Hayes
    Walter Hayes 10 days ago +1

    make more videos about inspiring stories

  • AmandaMo YT
    AmandaMo YT 11 days ago

    People throw the word “billionaire” around

  • Taisen's Cool Stuff
    Taisen's Cool Stuff 11 days ago

    This is inspiring for those who would like to create a succesful business or social media platform!

  • Alisia charpentier
    Alisia charpentier 12 days ago

    RUclip's origin

    MATIAS LANZA 12 days ago +1

    The next story will be my history. 😉

  • Holly91787
    Holly91787 12 days ago

    I want the next one to be about roblox.

  • Lehlogonolo Mashishi
    Lehlogonolo Mashishi 12 days ago

    Subway sandwiches

  • Storytime Animations
    Storytime Animations 14 days ago

    RUclip piz

  • Rosa Tarantola
    Rosa Tarantola 15 days ago

    Oh you the ppl who made instantgram cool!

  • Yui’s Edits
    Yui’s Edits 15 days ago

    Random fact:My mom uses instagram

  • Mahesh Waran
    Mahesh Waran 15 days ago

    How you guys doing this video... Animation level 👌

  • Hannah Vázquez
    Hannah Vázquez 17 days ago

    I don't have Instagram 😅😅

  • Roblox king Noob
    Roblox king Noob 17 days ago

    I need money

  • McWolf Productions
    McWolf Productions 18 days ago


  • roastbang
    roastbang 18 days ago

    This whole time i bought he was talking about Pinterest

  • jason florez
    jason florez 20 days ago

    Is he [email protected]

  • Aya Ebaid
    Aya Ebaid 21 day ago +1

    Thank u I'm so grateful u found a cure to my boredom UwU

  • Aesthetic Wings
    Aesthetic Wings 21 day ago +4

    *the app that defeated facebook*


  • legrand ronald
    legrand ronald 22 days ago

    The Story of WeWork,
    The Story of Tesla , SpaceX - Elon Musk.
    The Apple Company, - Steve Jobs.
    Is it possible to have their video?

  • erwin garatigue
    erwin garatigue 27 days ago


  • Sunflxwer_ essence
    Sunflxwer_ essence 28 days ago

    It's still the top 3 as in 1st place

  • shaun shery
    shaun shery 28 days ago

    what about Microsoft

  • Michael Jackson Lover
    Michael Jackson Lover 28 days ago +1

    Ah Instagram, growing insecurity’s since 2014.

  • Phillip Lasley
    Phillip Lasley Month ago

    How about Facebook and Zuckerburg

  • Nazmun Bhuiyan
    Nazmun Bhuiyan Month ago

    My brother works at Google!!!

  • Jasper_ Knight
    Jasper_ Knight Month ago +1

    You shouldn't have sold Instagram to Facebook

  • loppy poppy with bananas

    My dad was born in 1983 too

  • star child 星の子


  • Parijat Barman
    Parijat Barman Month ago

    Hi, really love your videos. The way you create them. It's interesting and motivated at the same time in watching them. Good job team! In the next video, I would love to watch Stanlee story. Hope you'll make it. Waiting for more greats stories to come.

  • Happy Animals
    Happy Animals Month ago

    I was thinking, "Oh... Instagram stole their fame" NOPE

  • Zurc Noloc
    Zurc Noloc Month ago

    You made instagram?!?!?!?!???!?!?!

  • Zvikomborero Makawa

    Made a stupid decision to sell it to Facebook

  • DJ
    DJ Month ago


    PA3 ENTERTAINMENT Month ago +1

    Do on bill gates Microsoft

  • Arta A
    Arta A Month ago

    Ben Horwitz CEO of OpsWare and LoudCloud story pleaseeeeeeee

  • Masha Shishkevich
    Masha Shishkevich Month ago

    While I was watching it a message from instagram came 😂😂😂

  • Pusheen Cookie Playz


  • Kawaii Deergurl
    Kawaii Deergurl Month ago

    And that is how they made instagrammmm

  • yikes
    yikes Month ago

    i love Instagram I’m so happy they made this app

  • Sanshrita Khamesra
    Sanshrita Khamesra Month ago

    Steve jobs next

  • Tahah Shahbaz
    Tahah Shahbaz Month ago

    Facebook took your work and you accepted

  • The Mary Lindsay
    The Mary Lindsay 2 months ago

    Kevin: “We listen to what the people want”

  • Nevo Games
    Nevo Games 2 months ago

    WTF THAT HAND 6:38

  • Domokos Miklós
    Domokos Miklós 2 months ago

    Pls Nike next

  • Isabela Sanchez
    Isabela Sanchez 2 months ago


  • Jasmine cruz
    Jasmine cruz 2 months ago

    What about Facebook next?

  • Shaquetta
    Shaquetta 2 months ago

    October 6 is my birthday

  • UnstoppablePonda
    UnstoppablePonda 2 months ago

    Do Zuck Master

  • MH Kips
    MH Kips 2 months ago

    This channel is the best on youtube

  • AhmaGhaz 1457
    AhmaGhaz 1457 2 months ago

    about ROBLOX!!!

  • shannon
    shannon 2 months ago

    Hahah fix ur app dooooodddd

  • Lilu Dempsey
    Lilu Dempsey 2 months ago

    And instagram is my favourite app 2

  • Lilu Dempsey
    Lilu Dempsey 2 months ago

    Oh nope it’s instagram😂

  • Lilu Dempsey
    Lilu Dempsey 2 months ago

    I bet you it’s Pinterest

  • Joshua Ortega
    Joshua Ortega 2 months ago


  • Ezra Boren
    Ezra Boren 2 months ago

    *that's just luck*

  • Savitha Pawar
    Savitha Pawar 2 months ago

    Mukesh ambani

  • Techin Studio
    Techin Studio 2 months ago

    Make a video on bill gates

  • colevall25
    colevall25 2 months ago

    I'm dec 30 too omg

  • Mercy Daji
    Mercy Daji 2 months ago


  • Lyrics Hotel
    Lyrics Hotel 2 months ago

    Next time EMINEM

  • Nandita Saha
    Nandita Saha 2 months ago


  • _ixsoliyanaxi_ _ixtesxi_

    How I made $1

  • DnaeVee 03
    DnaeVee 03 2 months ago


  • Prithashini 31
    Prithashini 31 2 months ago

    Oprah Winfrey.

  • Akshay Kakrecha
    Akshay Kakrecha 2 months ago +1

    How to make videos like this???
    Which software should i use and are there any platforms which would teach this for free?

  • Aayush Jaiswal
    Aayush Jaiswal 2 months ago

    Next: Kylie Jenner, youngest ever self made billionaire. Please!

  • Spaghettisocks 1
    Spaghettisocks 1 2 months ago

    I’m at 0:24 seconds I’m guessing Facebook

  • Only AlexJones
    Only AlexJones 2 months ago

    Lmao million users in a month? Have you heard of apex legends?

  • Brazen Brunette
    Brazen Brunette 2 months ago

    His app is one of my most used apps, congrats buddy.

  • Rhieley
    Rhieley 2 months ago

    bill gates

  • Safina-Zahra Jagani
    Safina-Zahra Jagani 2 months ago

    OMG! Your drawings are mind-blowing! Please create more videos! I would like to see how Facebook, Whatsapp, RUclip. Thanks

  • sebastiaan aerts
    sebastiaan aerts 2 months ago

    it wil be nice if we had a origin story about Vincent Kennedy McMahon. i really wanna see that.

  • LoudyAloud(TwisterTV)
    LoudyAloud(TwisterTV) 2 months ago

    Oh you studied photography for weeks. And decided it’s only done in square shape, details don’t matter and quality is a joke therefore hard work people put in their art is nothing. Applause.

  • vurugondakranthi
    vurugondakranthi 2 months ago

    Love the making of stories short and Sweet, very attractive, comic like feeling.

  • julian Tan
    julian Tan 2 months ago

    Really enjoy your video. Keep up the good work !!

  • FreshOneOut
    FreshOneOut 2 months ago

    Am i the only one who doesn't have Insta?
    That's because i'm only 13,5.. and my parents are really concerned about my social media mannerism, sooo..
    See ya Insta, in prob 4/5 years.

  • Tarun Jacob
    Tarun Jacob 2 months ago

    How about Steve Jobs?

  • XXMaxthegladitor5XX stay aweosme

    Instagram now:
    99999999999999999999999 users

  • Maths_help Tube
    Maths_help Tube 2 months ago

    Do the story of Steve Jobs

  • Meadow Shadow
    Meadow Shadow 2 months ago

    Insta for life

  • VoiAhoyTV
    VoiAhoyTV 2 months ago

    I would spend all that money in investing in real estate.

  • Fortnite name is Riceegum30

    Thx u gave me about like 200 followers

  • Gohan uchiha
    Gohan uchiha 2 months ago

    I had a feeling it was instagram