Kickstarter Statistics, User Counts and Facts (2021)



Here are a few of the most interesting Kickstarter statistics and facts I was able to dig up including user counts. As always, be sure to check back in the future as I will be updating this post as new and updated stats become available.

Kickstarter Facts

What is Kickstarter?

Kickstarter helps artists, musicians, filmmakers, designers, and other creators find the resources and support they need to make their ideas a reality. (source)

Kickstarter User Count

Number of Kickstarter users:

19.316 million users

Last updated 3/10/21


Additional Kickstarter Statistics

Amount pledged to Kickstarter projects to date:

$5.6 billion

Last updated 3/10/21


Total number of projects launched on Kickstarter:

516,810

Last updated 3/10/21


Number of successfully funded Kickstarter projects:

177,767

Last updated 2/21/20


Kickstarter success rate:

38.52%

Last updated 3/10/21


Number of people that have successfully launched Kickstarter projects:

100,000

Last updated 7/25/17


Number of unsuccessfully funded Kickstarter projects:

295,804

Last updated 2/21/20


Number of Kickstarter projects that received 0% funding:

55,338

Last updated 2/21/20


Number of countries that Kickstarter pledges have come from:

175

Last updated 11/20/17


Number of repeat backers on Kickstarter:

6.5 million

Last updated 3/10/21


Total number of pledges on Kickstarter to date:

59.572 million

Last updated 2/21/20


Most money ever pledged  to a Kickstarter project:

$6.3 million (MST3K)

Last updated 12/12/15


Average distance between backers and Kickstarter project creators:

2,317.09 miles

Last updated 2/9/16


Number of Kickstarter creators who have run more than one successfully funded project:

12,107 

Last updated 7/25/17


Average amount raised by successfully funded Kickstarter projects:

$21,698 

Last updated 7/25/17


Median amount raised by successfully funded Kickstarter projects:

$5,050 

Last updated 7/25/17


Total amount of money pledged to successfully funded Kickstarter projects:

$4.3 billion

Last updated 2/20/20


Number of Kickstarter backers who have pledged to a successfully funded project:

11,789,656 

Last updated 7/25/17


Total number of pledges to successfully funded Kickstarter projects:

32,863,094 

Last updated 7/25/17


Average number of Kickstarter backers for successfully funded projects:

255

Last updated 7/25/17


Number of Kickstarter backers that have supported a creative project:

15 million

Last updated 8/21/18


Amount that has been pledged to games projects on Kickstarter:

$1 billion

Last updated 4/16/19


Amount that has been pledged to creative projects on Kickstarter:

$4 billion

Last updated 11/20/18


Number of Kickstarter backers that have supported an art project:

2 million

Last updated 8/21/18


Most successful Kickstarter game project to date:

Shenmue 3 ($6.3 million)

Last updated 1/15/2020


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Please note that some of these numbers are easier to find than others. A few of these Kickstarter stats come from their own reports, but some are based on news reports and not official company tallies. No information contained on DMR should be relied upon to make investment decisions. Basically, this is the best I can find and I don’t guarantee anything to be 100%.

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