Two Billion Dollars

On October 11, the Kickstarter community pledged its Two billionth dollar toward bringing creativity to life.

Backers pledged the second billion three times faster than the first billion

Amount pledged per month
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Amount pledged per minute
Pledged per minute graph

Most pledges were for $100 or less

10 most common pledges
10 most common pledges graph
Pledge
Count
Amount

$25

2,431,183
$60,779,575

$50

1,605,739
$80,286,950

$10

1,461,750
$14,617,500

$20

1,305,952
$26,119,040

$15

1,163,610
$17,454,150
Pledge
Count
Amount

$100

1,063,153
$106,315,300

$30

863,293
$25,898,790

$35

815,592
$28,545,720

$5

717,737
$3,588,685

$1

567,270
$567,270

More than $100 million was pledged for no reward

Pledges for no reward

1,697,664

 
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Money pledged for no reward

$148,468,473

The $2 billion was pledged by 9.5 million People People

Nearly 13 of these people supported multiple Kickstarter projects

Backers of 2 or more projects

2+

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2,932,231

Backers of 5 or more projects

5+

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862,270

Backers of 10 or more projects

10+

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368,605

Backers of 50 or more projects

50+

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35,898

Backers of 1,000 or more projects

1,000+

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49

Backers came from 230 countries and all 7 continents

Most of the money was pledged by returning backers

Amount pledged by one-time vs returning backers

And many projects were supported out of love

Backers named...

Mom Mom

Count
50
Projects Backed
55

Dad Dad

Count
Projects Backed
37
44

Grandma Grandma

Count
Projects Backed
29
44

Grandpa Grandpa

Count
Projects Backed
7
8

More than 260,000 projects have Launched on Kickstarter

Launched projects by category
Launched projects by category

Every category has received at least $5 million in pledges

Pledges by category
Pledges by category
Film & Video
Projects Launched
50,852
Successfully Funded
18,904
Backers
2,373,290
Pledged
$302,106,811
Most Funded Project
The Veronica Mars Movie Project
Film & Video graph
Music
Projects Launched
42,193
Successfully Funded
21,265
Backers
1,729,383
Pledged
$157,039,354
Most Funded Project
Amanda Palmer: Record Art Book and Tour
Music graph
Publishing
Projects Launched
27,866
Successfully Funded
8,099
Backers
1,015,818
Pledged
$80,976,795
Most Funded Project
Radiotopia: A Storytelling Revolution
Publishing graph
Games
Projects Launched
20,169
Successfully Funded
6,444
Backers
1,876,835
Pledged
$412,402,536
Most Funded Project
Exploding Kittens
Games graph
Art
Projects Launched
19,927
Successfully Funded
8,137
Backers
601,912
Pledged
$58,036,137
Most Funded Project
Mini Museum
Art graph
Technology
Projects Launched
17,969
Successfully Funded
3,477
Backers
1,565,131
Pledged
$360,024,576
Most Funded Project
Pono Music
Technology graph
Design
Projects Launched
17,022
Successfully Funded
5,483
Backers
1,803,831
Pledged
$351,668,979
Most Funded Project
Pebble Time
Design
Food
Projects Launched
16,694
Successfully Funded
4,303
Backers
686,829
Pledged
$81,466,590
Most Funded Project
Anova Precision Cooker
Food graph
Fashion
Projects Launched
13,536
Successfully Funded
3,176
Backers
621,768
Pledged
$70,148,463
Most Funded Project
The 10-Year Hoodie
Fashion graph
Theater
Projects Launched
8,699
Successfully Funded
5,246
Backers
347,796
Pledged
$34,440,612
Most Funded Project
Bombshell: A Broadway Concert
Tehater graph
Photography
Projects Launched
8,149
Successfully Funded
2,365
Backers
242,975
Pledged
$23,481,135
Most Funded Project
The Wonderland Book
Photography graph
Comics
Projects Launched
6,645
Successfully Funded
3,243
Backers
402,369
Pledged
$44,218,903
Most Funded Project
The Order of the Stick Reprint Drive
Comics graph
Crafts
Projects Launched
5,080
Successfully Funded
1,180
Backers
96,458
Pledged
$7,056,731
Most Funded Project
Don't Starve Chester Plush
Crafts graph
Journalism
Projects Launched
3,116
Successfully Funded
702
Backers
107,356
Pledged
$7,696,087
Most Funded Project
Matter
Journalism graph
Dance
Projects Launched
2,902
Successfully Funded
1,821
Backers
101,359
Pledged
$9,568,840
Most Funded Project
Move the Muse
Dance graph

With $2 billion, the Kickstarter community Successfully Funded 93,555 creative projects and a whole universe of creativity for all to enjoy

Congratulations to the backers and creators who collaborated to make this happen. Thank you so much!
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