As of October 2019, a cumulative total of more than 4.6 billion U.S. dollars were pledged towards Kickstarter projects. Some of the most successfully completed Kickstarter projects raised several million dollars from project backers – e-paper watch Pebble managed to raise more than 20 million U.S. dollars during their funding campaign, providing the project not only with financial but also public support and attention.
The most popular Kickstarter project category was music with more than 30,000 fully funded projects as of October 2019. Other successful high-volume categories include film & video, games, art, publishing, and design. Close to 17 million people have pledged their monetary support towards Kickstarter projects. A total of 5.56 million people had backed more than one project on the crowdfunding site, making them repeat backers.