The co-founder of YouTube has revealed that he’s invested in Leeds United.

Chad Hurley, who along with Steve Chen, sold YouTube for $1.65bn in 2006, tweeted the news on Monday evening.

He said, “Breaking! Following my previous investments in @warriors and @LAFC, I’m proud to announce I’m joining the ownership group of @premierleague club @LUFC. See you soon at Elland Road!” He added the hashtag #MarchingOnTogether.

Hurley retweeted the official Leeds announcement of the extra 49ers investment that brought their stake up to 37% of the club.

It seems that Hurley’s investment is part of this additional 22% and not an extra purchase on top.

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Brave new world

Radrizzani has a long-term plan at Leeds and that’s to compete with the top six in the Premier League and to make the club a global brand.

That’s really where the San Fran 49ers expertise comes in. They’re a global sporting powerhouse and can help make Leeds relevant in the US and Asia.

Having huge online personalities like Hurley tweeting about Leeds can only help here, too.

And he’s not just in it for fun. He tweeted later to say that ‘”lifestyle” investments like this have actually turned in great investments.’

Hurley has also invested in Los Angeles Football Club and NBA basketball team Golden State Warriors.


Hurley has over 600,000 followers on Twitter and plenty of them will have just been introduced to Leeds for the first time.

And later on, he exhorted those followers to watch the Leeds United documentary ‘Take Us Home’ on Amazon.

He said that he was sure it would make anyone who watched it a Leeds United fan.

So, Leeds United fans, are you ready to go global? It looks like we’re about to take off.

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