March 3, 2014 12:07pm
Popular crowdfunding site Kickstarter launched on April 28th, 2009 and today they declared that over the $1 billion have been pledged by its users, with over half of the pledges happening in the last 12 months.
Kickstarter states that over 5.7 million people from 224 countries participated in making this milestone happen. The United States is leading the growth with $663,316,496, followed by the United Kingdom with $54,427,475. Kickstarter opened projects from Canada-based creators back in September and is making an impact by coming in third with $44,913,678 and 216,612 backers.