Susan Wojcicki

MPW 2017—Susan Wojcicki
Susan Wojcicki, chief executive officer of YouTube Inc., stands for a photograph after the company unveiled a new television subscription service at the YouTube Space LA venue in Los Angeles, California, U.S., on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017. For $35 a month, starting sometime this spring, subscribers to YouTube TV will be able to watch the top four broadcast networks and some affiliated cable channels. Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg via Getty ImagesPatrick T. Fallon—Bloomberg via Getty Images
  • Title
    CEO, YouTube
  • Affiliation
    Google, Alphabet
  • Age

YouTube came under attack this spring, when advertisers revolted after discovering their ads next to offensive content from one of the platform’s homegrown stars. Wojcicki navigated the scandal deftly, winning back many disgruntled customers. Despite increased competition as rivals like Apple and Snap pour money into video streaming, YouTube remains king of online video ads. Analysts estimate it’s on track to drive $10 billion to $15 billion in revenue this year, making the unit a key growth driver for Google parent Alphabet.

Personal Information

Previous Rank16

Company Financials (2016, or most recently completed fiscal year)

Revenues ($M)90,272
Profits ($M)19,478
Market Value as of 9/14/17 ($M)646173.8