LinkedIn Reaches 200 Million Members

LinkedIn on Wednesday announced hitting 200 million, just two years after reaching the 100 million mark in 2011. Now available in 200 countries and 19 languages, the online professional network has seen added 13 million just since the last member update on Nov. 1.

“This milestone is more than just a metric – it’s a reminder of  the global footprint and the scale of impact our network has each day,” stated Deep Nishar, VP of Product at LinkedIn in a blog post today. “Members come first at LinkedIn and we remain focused on creating economic opportunity for every professional in the world.”

With its growing audience, the company last year ramped up monetization efforts with the rollout of redesigned company pages, targeted status updates, its Ads API Program and the addition of self-serve video ads. Of course, last year was also marked by a massive security breach at LinkedIn in which hackers stole more than six million of its users’ passwords.

After going public in 2011 at $45 a share, LinkedIn as of Wednesday was trading at about $112.50 a share Wednesday morning, up 1.3%.

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