What Number are you on LinkedIn?

March 22nd, 2010 | by Jason Alba |
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I saw a question on LinkedIn Answers from Steven Burda asking what number you were in LinkedIn.  In other words, of the 60M people on LI, were you in the first million?   Or the last million?

The easiest way I found to figure this out is to search on your own name and then click on the profile.  In the URL you’ll see this:


That is for the profile I use… I was the 5,108,340th person to sign up for LinkedIn… that’s pretty cool!

I also have this other profile sitting out there from when I was employed a long time ago and heard about LinkedIn… I didn’t do a thing with it – it’s just sitting there… check this out:


What’s your number?

  1. 33 Responses to “What Number are you on LinkedIn?”

  2. By Chris on Mar 22, 2010 | Reply

    6,292,187th! Woot, I guess.

  3. By Jason Alba on Mar 22, 2010 | Reply

    LOL – “I guess”… yeah, not an important number … but it could be fun if it’s impressive… thanks Chris :p

  4. By Jody on Mar 22, 2010 | Reply


    So, I was number 2.5 million, does that make me an early adopter?? I forget when i joined, probably sometime back in 2003/4 when I was actively job hunting.

  5. By Jason Alba on Mar 22, 2010 | Reply

    @Jody, I would say you were one of the earliest to get on LinkedIn… as to whether you were an early adopter… not if you didn’t do anything with it (like how I didn’t do anything with my first account :p). But if you actually used it in your job search when you signed up, yeah, you were an early adopter!

  6. By Craig on Mar 22, 2010 | Reply

    3,292,424. Not bad, I think.

  7. By Anthony Russo on Mar 22, 2010 | Reply


    I actually found LinkedIn through a recommendation in an answer someone left on Yahoo! Answers.

    Anthony Russo
    Conferencing Specialist
    Infinity Conference Call
    Skype: anth.russo
    Twitter: @AnthonyRusso

  8. By tom voute on Mar 22, 2010 | Reply

    can i get a little bit og recognition?


  9. By Dee Reinhardt on Mar 22, 2010 | Reply

    22,374,578 not too bad.

  10. By Gianni on Mar 22, 2010 | Reply

    P’wnd ! I’m #129,254 and Dicran should be at least one unit lower than me, so I’ll brag on his behalf as well !

  11. By Gianni on Mar 22, 2010 | Reply

    129,254 !

    How ’bout THAT ?!?!

  12. By Robert Brady on Mar 22, 2010 | Reply

    3,811,990 – With 60 million users I consider myself on the front end of the adoption curve, but it would be pretty awesome to be below the 1 million mark.

  13. By rom voute on Mar 22, 2010 | Reply

    and the ruler of them all:

    neal schaffer! http://www.linkedin.com/profile?viewProfile=&key=235001

  14. By Fernando on Mar 22, 2010 | Reply

    530815. I’ve been using it for a while now…

    Thanks to every one at LI for creating the site *AND* to the 60M+ that make it such a useful resource.

  15. By Karin H on Mar 22, 2010 | Reply

    Well thanks Jason. I knew I was “late to the LinkeIn party” (7271206) but now you made me discover there are 12 people with the same name as me (there goes my feeling of “being unique” ;-))

    Karin H (Keep It Simple Sweetheart, specially in business)

  16. By Scott Allen on Mar 22, 2010 | Reply

    2,369 — Yes, that’s correct — only 4 digits. :-)

    My coauthor, David Teten, is 1,575. He joined like two days before I did.

  17. By Robert Dagnall on Mar 22, 2010 | Reply


    I had no idea I was an ‘early adopter’ of LinkedIn.

  18. By Jason Alba on Mar 22, 2010 | Reply

    Scott, considering *who* you are and your role in social media, I’m surprised you aren’t like number 6 or something :p

  19. By Cathleen Peek on Mar 22, 2010 | Reply

    20,982,833 -Wow I’m way down the Totem Pole lol

  20. By Billdrews on Mar 22, 2010 | Reply

    33,794,075…Wow! Shoot me… :)

  21. By jos essers on Mar 23, 2010 | Reply

    1.371.352 is my number. This is great fun!

  22. By Marcie on Mar 23, 2010 | Reply

    I thought I was an early adapter too, and I guess I was at 855419, but not as early as some of you….wow!

  23. By Marggi on Mar 23, 2010 | Reply

    32,670,739 :(”
    Your blog is so cool!

  24. By Art Zasadny on Mar 23, 2010 | Reply

    I’m 6,232,712

  25. By Steve "Salesologist" Cadley on Mar 23, 2010 | Reply

    Jeez oh Man..I thought I was in early in the game with LinkedIn with my 1,111,299th ranking, but then I see some 4 digit numbers and I am humbled.

    But then again my wife always says “size doesn’t matter” so I got that going for me! LOL.

    Lots of fun Jason. Thanks for the post.

  26. By Kathy Swanson on Mar 23, 2010 | Reply

    I’m number 6,137,149. Certainly not as low as I’d of thought but then not too bad. THanks for sharing this.

  27. By Michelle Rafter on Mar 23, 2010 | Reply

    I’m No. 15,902,317. I signed up the middle of September, 2007, the month I went back to full-time freelancing.

    Michelle Rafter

  28. By Roberta Clark on Mar 24, 2010 | Reply

    I’m 4,631,023!

  29. By Dan Cook on Mar 24, 2010 | Reply

    Number 1,519,776!

  30. By Scott Allen on Mar 26, 2010 | Reply

    I discovered a couple of interesting things by digging a little further.

    First of all, I think the first 1200 or so IDs must have been for test data. The IDs of the founders start with Jean-Luc Vaillant (CTO) at 1210. Reid Hoffman is 1213.

    On the LinkedIn company history page ( http://press.linkedin.com/history ), it says:

    “The site launched on May 5th…when the five founders invited about 350 of their most important contacts to join.”

    So it looks like up through about 1560 are the LinkedIn founders and their closest friends.

  31. By Neal Schaffer on Mar 27, 2010 | Reply


    Thanks as always for sharing. Looks like one of my fans beat me to the punch with my 235,001 number…never thought that I was one of the first users on LinkedIn…but Scott Allen’s number blew me away! I knew his middle name was social media, but.. ;-)


  32. By Adrian Chira on Apr 6, 2010 | Reply

    Hi Jason,
    1,979,678 is my number. I never thought that I joined in so early (comparing with 60M+) being from Eastern Europe. Thanks for bringing this up.

  33. By Josh Johnson on Apr 14, 2010 | Reply


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