"We’re privileged to work with the most passionate and talented partners in the world, who produce and upload videos that inspire us, make us laugh and move us -- and, most importantly, change the way we look at the world," writes
Tom Pickett, Director of Content Operations & Online Creators for YouTube.
When you break it down, more than 1.9 billion videos were watched each day and YouTube members uploaded more than 35,000 hours of video per day.
In addition to the growth in uploads and time spent watching videos, YouTube announced it now has 15,000 participants in its partner program
that allows content creators to share in revenue generated from ads within videos.
To celebrate its growth over the last year, YouTube is giving 500 of its most successful partners $1,000 in credits to B&H Photo to buy new video production equipment. YouTube says the group of 500 partners collectively generated billions of video views this year.
For those of you curious about the top YouTube videos of all time, here are the Top 10:
Hahaha - 151 million+ views:
Pitbull - I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho) - 156 million+ views:
Evolution of Dance - By Judson Laipply - 159 million+ views:
Eminem - Not Afraid - 171 million+ views:
Miley Cyrus - Party In The U.S.A. - 181 million+ views:
Eminem - Love The Way You Lie ft. Rihanna - 242 million+ views:
Charlie bit my finger - again ! - 261 million+ views:
Shakira ft. Freshlyground - Waka Waka - 263 million+ views:
Lady Gaga - Bad Romance - 322 million+ views:
Justin Bieber - Baby ft. Ludacris - 416 million+ views: