Chad Hurley had studied design at Indiana University in Pennsylvania, while Steve Chen had studied computer science at the University of Illinois at. The first video on YouTube. Maybe it's time to go back to the zoo? The name of the music playing in the background is Darude - Sandstorm. CC. The history of YouTube began when PayPal employees created a video-sharing website where Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim. YouTube was founded by Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim, when they worked for PayPal.