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LinkedIn Surpasses 200 Million Members

Professional social network LinkedIn has announced that it's surpassed 200 million users across more than 200 countries, which accounts for 19 languages.

"I'd like to thank each of you for helping build the LinkedIn network into what it is today," said LinkedIn senior vice president of products and user experience, Deep Nishar. "It's been amazing to see how our members have been able to transform their professional lives through LinkedIn. You truly grasp the power of LinkedIn when you start to focus on these individual success stories."

The company had previously announced during the March of 2011 that it reached the 100 million members milestone, which was achieved eight years after the social network's inception in 2003. In November, 2012, LinkedIn confirmed its membership increased to 187 million users.

LinkedIn said Turkey, Colombia and Indonesia are its fastest-growing markets. As for its mobile operations, China, Brazil, Portugal, India and Italy are the fastest-growing markets. Over 64 percent of LinkedIn members currently reside outside the U.S.

74 million members are situated in America, with the second-place country being India, which has 18 million members. The U.K. and Brazil are tied for third place with 11 million members each.

4 million members work within the IT sector, while financial services and higher education follows with 2 million and 1.95 million members, respectively.

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  • zybch
    I call bullcrap on this.
    How many ACTIVE users are there? Well under 50mil would be my guess.
  • infernocy
    are you kidding me .....
  • randomizer
    zybchI call bullcrap on this.How many ACTIVE users are there? Well under 50mil would be my guess.How do you define "active"? This is not FB/Twitter, so people don't waste hours every day on there. The exception would be recruiters who still think it's just like any other social network and insist on "liking" things for the sake of it and ensuring that they always have "500+" connections.
  • neiroatopelcc
    200 mill members? so 200 million wannabes have internet access....
  • agnickolov
    I'm quite "active", meaning I check messages from the groups I subscribe to (C++ and such). I don't actually log in much, mostly peruse their daily emails.
  • master9716
    You are no longer "Linked IN" if theres 200 million people .