Kickstarter celebrates $1 billion in pledges
Funds given from 224 countries around the globe
Founded just five years ago, the crowdfunding website for personal projects, Kickstarter.com, has seen immense growth since its debut back in 2009 — becoming one of the largest creative hubs on the web in just under 5 years.
To celebrate the benchmark and thank contributors, Kickstarter created a special page on its website with some interesting facts about the company, including the 3 countries with the most pledges, with the US at number one ($663 million), UK in second ($54 million) and Canada coming in third ($44 million).
Kickstarter also states that the $1 billion came from 5.7 million people who have backed creative projects — half of which was pledged in the last 12 months.