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Salar Kamangar (Persian: سالار کمانگر‎;[2] born 1977 in Tehran)[3][4] is an Iranian-American senior executive at Google and former CEO of Google's YouTube brand.[5]

Salar Kamangar
Salar Kamangar.jpg
Kamangar in 2008
2nd CEO of YouTube
In office
October 29, 2010 (2010-10-29) – February 5, 2014 (2014-02-05)
Preceded byChad Hurley
Succeeded bySusan Wojcicki
Personal details
Born1977 (age 41–42)
Tehran,[1] Iran
Alma materStanford University
OccupationGoogle executive
Former CEO of YouTube


Early childhood and educationEdit

Salar Kamangar (born in Tehran, Iran) holds a bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences with honors from Stanford University and was the 9th employee to join Google.[5] He joined after graduating from Stanford in 1998.[5]


On October 29, 2010, it was announced that Salar "SK" Kamangar, who was in charge of day-to-day activities, would replace Chad Hurley as CEO of YouTube.[5][6][7] He was replaced as CEO of YouTube on February 5, 2014. His successor at YouTube is Susan Wojcicki.[8]

Prior to that, Kamangar created the company's first business plan and was responsible for its legal and finance functions.[citation needed] From there, he became a founding member of Google's product team,[citation needed] where he worked on consumer projects including the acquisition of DejaNews and the subsequent launch of Google Groups.


  1. ^ "Salar Kamangar, Iranian-American Leading YouTube". 2010-11-15. Retrieved 2011-01-20.
  2. ^ Persian pronunciation: [sɒːˌlɒːɾe kæmɒnˈɡæɾ]
  3. ^ "PSA Elections 1997". Retrieved 2011-01-20.
  4. ^ "Salar Kamangar, Iranian-American Leading YouTube". 2010-11-15. Retrieved 2011-01-20.
  5. ^ a b c d "Salar Kamangar, YouTube CEO, talks about the video site's future". The Mercury News. Digital First Media. 3 March 2011. Retrieved 4 September 2017.
  6. ^ "YouTube Co-Founder Steps Down as CEO". 2010-10-29. Archived from the original on 2010-11-13. Retrieved 2011-01-20. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  7. ^ "Salar Kamangar Parsa Community Foundation". Retrieved 2011-01-20.
  8. ^ . Reuters Retrieved 2013-02-05. Missing or empty |title= (help)

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