LinkedIn Surpasses 200 Million Members; Adding 2 New Members Every Second

Posted January 09, 2013 by

LinkedIn bannerLinkedIn, the largest professional network on the Internet, announced yesterday that it has reached 200 million active members and that new members are joining LinkedIn at a rate of two per second. That’s about 172,800 per day. The company has added more than 13 million members since its last announcement on November 1, 2012.

Since reaching 100 million members in March 2011, LinkedIn has added 13 new languages, making the site available in 19 languages. Today, LinkedIn counts more than 160 million unique monthly visitors and, according to ComScore, is the 23rd most visited Web property in the world. Currently, more than 64 percent of LinkedIn members are located outside the United States. The countries with the most LinkedIn members are:


  1. United States – 74 million
  2. India – 18 million
  3. Brazil – 11 million
  4. United Kingdom – 11 million
  5. Canada – 7 million

The countries with the fast growth in new members are:

  1. Turkey
  2. Columbia
  3. Indonesia

The countries with the the largest number of mobile users are:

  1. China
  2. Brazil
  3. Portugal
  4. India
  5. Italy

The largest industries are:

  1. Information Technology and Services – 4 million
  2. Financial Services – 2.03 million
  3. Higher Education – 1.95 million
  4. Computer Software – 1.65 million
  5. Telecommunications – 1.59 million

The most followed members are:

  1. Richard Branson, Founder at Virgin Group, an aviation and aerospace organization
  2. Barack Obama, President of the United States
  3. Deepak Chopra, Founder of Deepak Chopra LLC, a health, wellness, and fitness organization
  4. Tony Robbins, Chairman of Anthony Robbins Holdings, Inc., a professional training and coaching organization.
  5. Jeff Weiner, CEO of LinkedIn

By the way, if you care to connect with me, I’m at You may also wish to join the Entry-Level Jobs and Internships LinkedIn group that I moderate. We’re approaching 15,000 members and our discussions revolve around the hiring of college students for internships and recent graduates for entry-level jobs and other career opportunities.

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