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. Worldometers is owned by Dadax, an independent company. 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), the oldest and largest library association in the world.
Within the Real Time Statistics Project, we have launched Internet Live Stats and 7 Billion World (among others). We pioneered two methods of visualizing data: the Single Unit Isotype and the Live Isotype (details).
The live counters show the real-time estimate as computed by our proprietary algorithm, which processes the latest data and projections provided by the most reputable organizations and statistical offices in the world.
When using static numbers to describe numerical change through time, we fail to provide a sense of the relationship between the magnitude of change and the flow of time, which is how we experience change in real life. What static numbers fail to provide is the perception of the frequency and timing of events, the rhythm, an essential part of nature and a tool for understanding the physical phenomena surrounding us. Only by employing live counters we are able to convey these elements and truly grasp the magnitude of the quantitative change through time.
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).