Worldometers is run by an international team of developers, researchers, and volunteers with the goal of making world statistics available in a thought-provoking and time relevant format to a wide audience around the world. We have no political, governmental, or corporate affiliation.
Worldometers was voted as one of the best free reference websites by the American Library Association (ALA).
Worldometers is cited as a source in over 800 published books, in more than 500 professional journal articles, and in over 150 Wikipedia pages. The website is considered a formidable educational tool and it is shown in classrooms around the world.
We pioneered two methods of visualizing data: the Single Unit Isotype and the Live Isotype (details).
Worldometers is owned by Dadax, an independent company.
Chief Project Coordinator is Sir Thomasson.
Managing Director is Peter Collins.
How it works
The counters that display the real-time numbers are based on Worldometers’ algorithm that processes the latest and most accurate statistical data available together with its projected progression to compute the estimated current millisecond number to be displayed on each counter based on the specific time set on each visitor’s computer clock. Sources are carefully selected to include only data published by the most reputable organizations and statistical offices in the world. Please refer to the frequently asked questions to learn more about the mechanism.
We license our real time counters to third party websites and events such as live music concerts (U2), museums, fashion shows (Paris Fashion Week), film festivals (Thessaloniki International Film Festival), and international events (World Expo 2010 Shanghai). Our list of licensing clients include: BBC News, U2 360 Tour, Global Change Institute of the University of Queensland, Wired Magazine (Condé Nast Publications), Whole Foods Markets. If you are interested in displaying our counters, learn more about licensing (prices start at $35/month).
Advertising and Support
Worldometers is supported through non-obtrusive advertising.
You can help Worldometers by placing a link to Worldometers on your website or blog, by spreading the word among friends and relatives, or by purchasing a t-shirt or mug in the Worldometers shop.
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