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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Comments • 1 729

  • Vishal kadam
    Vishal kadam Day ago

    What kind of software it is?

  • pea Sweet
    pea Sweet Day ago +1


  • sagar Shelar
    sagar Shelar Day ago

    can you make a video on warren Buffett??

  • Xx woah.its.kasandra Xx

    Thank youuu for Instagram I can't live without it😭😭

  • GummySoda
    GummySoda 15 days ago

    I knew it is Instagram all along

    EVANGELINE JOO 17 days ago

    i Want to see Billie Eilish share her life story on this channel


  • DDOF fortinite moments and fails!

    But why did he sell it?

  • Konan IG
    Konan IG 25 days ago

    Origin story fortnite?

  • meme review
    meme review Month ago



  • luis andrade
    luis andrade Month ago

    Facebook:wtf instagram is taking all are shine lets try to sell them out

  • Anaika 1PonyTail
    Anaika 1PonyTail Month ago +1

    Actually now it's *1billion users*

  • Hanbin Lee
    Hanbin Lee Month ago +1

    Masayoshi son pleaseeeee his story is really inspirational

    BASSEL THE GAMER Month ago

    When I saw the VIDOE IN my mind I was like I have to learn Coding right away to earn a billion dollars but after I finished the VIDOE I understanded

  • Candice Perry
    Candice Perry Month ago

    I wouldn't mind earning$1billion dollars for myself

  • RoughSun
    RoughSun Month ago

    In my opinion, you made our generation stupid and created addiction

  • Aqsa Sulaiman
    Aqsa Sulaiman Month ago

    Virgin Richard Branson

  • YodaBomb 100
    YodaBomb 100 Month ago

    Bill gates origin story

  • Xslayer 112
    Xslayer 112 Month ago

    Creator of porn

  • Dr. Bee
    Dr. Bee Month ago

    Bill Gates

  • kenneth nathanel
    kenneth nathanel Month ago

    LINE maybe :v

  • Bob Ross with airpods
    Bob Ross with airpods 2 months ago

    Think of a number. Divide it by 0.
    Your number is 0.

  • Agent piggles
    Agent piggles 2 months ago

    honestly you should have kept it

  • Agent piggles
    Agent piggles 2 months ago

    who thought this was snapchat

  • Andre Alvarez
    Andre Alvarez 2 months ago

    This click bait a billion times

  • OakenHeart26
    OakenHeart26 2 months ago

    These inspire me to
    Do something I’ve wanted to start but I’m in HS right now.
    I want to start a restaurant chain that has no theme set. Not American, Not Asian, Not Hispanic, Not French, but International Cuisine.
    If you’re a parent and your kids say “Mom I want Chinese food” and another says “But I want Mexican food” and another says “I want German food!” This will be the solution. At least three ingredients from each part of the world. Anyone like it?

  • gasha smith
    gasha smith 2 months ago


  • meme boy
    meme boy 2 months ago

    Doom eternal is coming out

  • Carol Cooper
    Carol Cooper 2 months ago +1

    I rlly wanna see youtubes origin next
    like so they can see!

  • Lavender Milk
    Lavender Milk 2 months ago


  • StrangerThingsEdits 2019
    StrangerThingsEdits 2019 2 months ago +2

    The second I saw those cameras at the start of the vid I new it was Instagram

  • Ninil Jannah
    Ninil Jannah 2 months ago

    u made wut no ∑å¥

  • Taidana Kame
    Taidana Kame 2 months ago

    RUclip of course

  • home of games
    home of games 2 months ago

    Pls go to my channel i need subscribers im so broke and like

  • Venus Bardakci
    Venus Bardakci 2 months ago

    Wow you worked at google😳😲❤️😱

  • Vyelza Turney
    Vyelza Turney 2 months ago +1

    RUclip do youtube next

  • Dragos Mihai
    Dragos Mihai 2 months ago

    Check-in, post photos and earn points. And why would i need that?

  • ThatWormyGamer
    ThatWormyGamer 2 months ago

    Can you make Origin story of David Basuki? He’s the found of a poular game called ROBLOX

  • Betre M
    Betre M 2 months ago +5

    If you use instagram

  • Miss Kitty
    Miss Kitty 2 months ago +1

    Wow I don’t have Instagram and now I feel bad by how hard he worked for it... 😅🤷🏻‍♀️

  • Jasmine Yumiaco
    Jasmine Yumiaco 2 months ago

    the next origen story i want is how was youtube created

  • Alissa Noone
    Alissa Noone 2 months ago

    I want the orgin story of gacha life made by luni

  • Kobe Volgs
    Kobe Volgs 2 months ago

    LOL I’m using Instagram right now thank you for making Instagram

  • Panpan The YouTuber
    Panpan The YouTuber 2 months ago

    How about how this channels origin story!?

  • MariaDreamed 这很酷 :3


  • Jhany Bj
    Jhany Bj 2 months ago

    He said school is boring I agree with you so I will become one of the richest person in the world minutevideo I hope you are still alive when I tell my story 😎😎

  • Jana Frig
    Jana Frig 2 months ago

    I love Instagram my #1 fav

  • MsXxRonaldoxx
    MsXxRonaldoxx 2 months ago

    Always works on yourself, sometimes it can makes you successful.

  • Sophie Naaisa
    Sophie Naaisa 2 months ago

    This guy MADE Instagram

  • Sterling
    Sterling 2 months ago

    i can't believe you made that OMG

  • Jo Tan
    Jo Tan 2 months ago

    you know Kelvin systrom you should perfect your age recgonition system because people as young as 9 are clever enough to post nasty things after passing the age minium

  • Hawkeye Airwolf
    Hawkeye Airwolf 2 months ago

    Thanks to Instagram, I now found a passion I didn't know I had, photographing Star Wars action figures and ships and I have never been happier. I don't make any money from it but I love it. Thanks for creating this incredible app! You all have changed the way people communicate and to giving them the ability to just do what inspires them and allows them to express themselves. Congrats on this achievement.

  • Sujanu Giri
    Sujanu Giri 2 months ago

    Please do origin series of RUclip

  • KontrateTheCat
    KontrateTheCat 2 months ago

    Do Steve Jobs making Apple

  • JuST_ALEX_1_
    JuST_ALEX_1_ 2 months ago

    How i made two dollars. I ask my mother and she gave me the two dollars this is my story

  • Amy Njoroge
    Amy Njoroge 3 months ago

    I was in Insta wen this came out!

  • Adi Nasrullah
    Adi Nasrullah 3 months ago

    How about music

  • Lil Winter
    Lil Winter 3 months ago

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

    • Jffy Ifdytdts
      Jffy Ifdytdts 2 months ago

      Lil Winter it’s actually not him, they did research and this is a voice actor.

  • Khezia
    Khezia 3 months ago

    Fornite origin

  • Lin Lazaro
    Lin Lazaro 3 months 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 months ago

    Please share the story of Warren Buffet

  • chrystal gopal
    chrystal gopal 3 months ago

    congratulations man! look what creativity does

  • Chloe Ekpenike
    Chloe Ekpenike 3 months ago

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

  • Ellie Boo
    Ellie Boo 3 months ago

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

  • 100_idiots
    100_idiots 3 months ago

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

  • Ale A
    Ale A 3 months ago


  • Appziler
    Appziler 3 months ago +1

    I want to see hwo created fortnite

  • kokichi ouma
    kokichi ouma 3 months ago

    Hey can you do a RUcliper like mathais

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    You made instergram

  • Mr Awesome
    Mr Awesome 3 months ago

    Bill gates and Steve jobs

  • Zezok K
    Zezok K 3 months ago


  • Walter Hayes
    Walter Hayes 3 months ago +1

    make more videos about inspiring stories

  • Cinnamon Bunn
    Cinnamon Bunn 3 months ago

    People throw the word “billionaire” around

  • Taisen's Cool Stuff
    Taisen's Cool Stuff 3 months ago

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

  • Ali C.
    Ali C. 3 months ago

    RUclip's origin