Number 800270 — that is the number I am out of 100 million on LinkedIn

LinkedIn has reached 100 million subscribers a couple of days ago and Reid Hoffman, Co-founder and Chairman of LinkedIn send a congratulatory letter to the first million subsciber. I believe a special letter was also send to the first 100000. I was the 800270th subscriber and here is the letter I received.

Dear Marius,

I want to personally thank you because you were one of LinkedIn’s first million members (member number 800270 in fact!*). In any technology adoption lifecycle, there are the early adopters, those who help lead the way. That was you.

We hit a big milestone at LinkedIn this week when our 100 millionth member joined the site. 

When we founded LinkedIn, our vision was to help the world’s professionals be more successful and productive. Today, with your help, LinkedIn is changing the lives of millions of members by helping them connect with others, find jobs, get insights, start a business, and much more.  

We are grateful for your support and look forward to helping you accomplish much more in the years to come. I hope that you are having a great year.


Reid Hoffman Signature
Reid Hoffman

Reid Hoffman
Co-founder and Chairman

This was way back when social networking was still in its infancy.  In fact I joined Linkedin long before I joined Facebook or Twitter. These numbers are world wide and it would be interesting to know the numbers for South Africa.  So fellow South Africans, the how many’th Linkedin subscriber are you … you will find your number in your personal Linkedin profile URL.