23. Steve Chen (Taiwanese American Scholarship Fund 2022)

2022-08-02·42 分鐘


Steve Chen was born in Taiwan in 1978 and moved to the U.S. at age eight. After working at PayPal, he co-founded YouTube in 2005 and sold it to Google next year. Steve moved back to Taiwan in 2019 and lives here now with his wife and two sons. 
Today’s conversation was a part of the 2022 Taiwanese American Scholarship Fund (TASF) ceremony, a scholarship fund for Taiwanese American students from low-income families. If you are a student in need, please apply: https://tascholarshipfund.org/
Steve Chen was this year's recipient of the Visionary Leadership Award - a recognition of a Taiwanese American with extraordinary achievements. Previous recipients included Patrick Lee, co-founder of Rotten Tomatoes, Debby Soo, CEO of OpenTable, California Congressman Ted W. Lieu, and philanthropist Joseph Fan.
We caught up with Steve Chen over video. We talked about fitting in, quitting school, and setting up YouTube as dating service. We asked him about leadership and teamwork, and what it means to him now to be reconnecting with Taiwan. 
Support "The Taiwan Take" by donating on patreon.com/Taiwan
Producer, Host / Emily Y. Wu @emilyywu 
Production Assistant / Gerald Williams
Intern / Sophia Zuo 
A Ghost Island Media production / @ghostislandme

www.ghostisland.mediaSupport the show: https://patreon.com/TaiwanSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.