Success from a Side Gig


Ten years ago, the internet was a lot different than it is now...the ability to share funny and trendy content wasn’t as easy to come by as it is today.

One man who was bothered by this was Ray Chan, a then University of Hong Kong student who wanted a simpler way to find and share funny photos with his friends.

Partnering with his brother Derek and three of their friends, the group set out to create what they referred to as a “just for fun” side project.

However, they didn’t know that their silly side gig would eventually become a global entertainment giant with over 150 million users a month!

Listen below as Bill tells you the origins of 9GAG!


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