Guinness World Records List
Guinness World Records List


IDRecordWhoWhatWhereWhenExplain
7471Richest person (current)Bill Gates79,200,000,000 US dollar(s)Not Applicable, n/a31 March 2015As of March 2015, the world's richest person is William H Gates III (aka Bill Gates, USA), with a fortune of $79.2 billion (£51.9 billion), according to the World's Billionaires 2015 list released by Forbes. In second place was Carlos Slim Helú (Mexico) on $77.1 billion (£50.5 billion) and then Warren Buffett (USA) on $72.7 billion (£47.7 billion).
7472Most followers on Twitter for a TV personalityEllen DeGeneres47446135 peopleNot Applicable, 15 September 2015As of 15 September 2015, Ellen DeGeneres (USA, @TheEllenShow) was the most popular TV personality on Twitter, with 47,446,135 followers.DeGeneres can also lay claim to the record for most widespread social-networking message in 24 hours, a selfie taken at the 2014 Oscars, packed with A-list movie stars, which went viral on Twitter.
7473Greatest weight lifted in one hour by kettlebell snatch (male)Evgeny Nazarevich34,160 kilogram(s)Belarus, Grodno13 April 2015The greatest weight lifted in one hour by kettlebell snatch (male) is 34,160 kg (75,309 lb 14 oz) and was achieved by Evgeny Nazarevich (Belarus) in Grodno, Belarus, on 13 April 2015.Evgeny Nazarevich performed 1,400 lifts during the attempt.
7474Fastest time to reach one million followers on TwitterCaitlyn JennerUnited States, n/a01 June 2015The fastest time to reach one million followers on Twitter is 4 hours 3 minutes, and was achieved by Caitlyn Jenner (USA) on 1 June 2015.The first tweet on Caitlyn's page was at 12:17pm EST and the account hit 1 M followers at 4:20pm EST Caitlyn Jenner's account can be seen here: https://twitter.com/Caitlyn_JennerFull story: Caitlyn Jenner shatters world record for fastest time to reach one million followers on Twitter
7475Most followers on LinkedInSir Richard Branson7481536 firstNot Applicable, 16 February 2015The LinkedIn user with the most followers is Sir Richard Branson (UK), who had a total of 7,481,536 followers as of 16 February 2015.
7476Largest prostate gland removedAnonymous2410 gram(s)Not Applicable, UnknownThe largest prostate gland removed from a human was 2,410 grams (85.01 oz) as confirmed in Archivos espanoles de urologia in September 1997.The prostate was removed from a 57 year old man.
7477First geodesic domeZeiss PlanetariumFirst firstGermany, Jena26 July 1926The first ever geodesic dome was the Zeiss Planetarium constructed by Dr. Walther Bauersfeld (1879-1959), the chief engineer at the Carl Zeiss optics corporation, in 1926. It was fabricated by Dykerhoff and Wydmann on top of the Zeiss factory in Jena, Germany. It measured approximately 8.5 m tall, and was designed as an icosahedron (20-sided polyhedron), with each face sub-divided into a series of triangle- and lozenge-shaped shapes. Nearly 3,500 thin iron rods form the shell, which was then sprayed with a thin layer of concrete. The Zeiss Planetarium opened to the public on 18 July 1926, and was later awarded US Edward Longstreth Medal in 1938 for the dome’s innovative construction.A geodesic dome is a shell structure made from tessellated geometric shapes. It was given its name by the American architect and inventor Richard Buckminster Fuller, who did much to develop and popularise the use of geodesic structures.
7478Most people applying lipstickMary Kay (China) Cosmetics Co., Ltd5,840 peopleChina, Hangzhou09 September 2015The most people applying lipstick is 5,840 people and was achieved by Mary Kay (China) Cosmetics Co., Ltd. in Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China on 9 September 2015.The attempt was a part of an event held to mark the 20th anniversary of Mary Kay in China.
7479Most medals won by an individual X Games (winter, female)Kelly ClarkUnited States24 January 2015The most career medals won by a female participant in the Winter X Games is 13 by snowboarder Kelly Clark (USA) between 2002 and 2015.
7480Most people Nordic walking simultaneouslyPZU Bieg po Nowe Zycie1660 peoplePoland, Warszawa05 September 2015The most people Nordic walking simultaneously is 1,660, achieved by PZU Bieg po Nowe Zycie (Poland) in Warsaw, Poland, on 5 September 2015.
7481Fastest swim short course 50 metres backstroke (male)Florent Manaudou22.22 minute(s), second(s)Qatar, 06 December 2014Florent Manaudou (France) swam a time of 22.22 seconds at the World Short-Course Swimming Championships in Doha, Qatar, on 6 December 2014.This came the day after Manaudou set a new record for fastest swim short course 50 metres freestyle (male), with a time of 20.26 seconds.It beats a record that has been held by Peter Marshall (USA) since Nov 2009, of 22.61 sec.
7482Highest box office film grossAvatar$2,783,918,982 (ٟ.79 billion) UK pound(s)Not Applicable, n/a22 September 2015As of 22 September 2015, Avatar (US/UK, 2009) retains its record as the movie with the highest box office gross. It has a worldwide lifetime gross of $2,783,918,982 (£1.79 billion), according to The Numbers.Avatar's director James Cameron (Canada) can also lay claim to the first movie to gross $1 billion: Titanic (1997).
7483Most tornadoes sighted by one personRoger HillUnited States31 December 2015As of 31 December 2015, professional storm-chaser Roger Hill (USA) has logged 630 encounters with tornadoes since 7 July 1987, including a staggering 40 on 16-17 June 2010. Roger has turned his expertise in predicting tornadoes into a business, offering educational storm-chasing vacations across much of the USA.
7484Fastest swim long course 100 metres breaststroke (male)Adam Peaty57.92 minute(s), second(s)United Kingdom, London17 April 2015The fastest long course swim in the 100 metres breaststroke by a male swimmer is 57.92 secs and was achieved by Adam Peaty (UK) at the British Championships in London, UK, on 17 April 2015. Peaty became the first person to break the 58-second barrier in the 100 metres breaststroke.In 2015 he also broke the 50-metre record and the 4 x 100 mixed medley relay record.
7485Fastest swim long course 800 metres freestyle (female)Katie Ledecky8:07.39 minute(s), second(s)Russian Federation, Kazan08 August 2015The fastest long course swim in 800 metres freestyle by a woman is 8 minutes 07.39 seconds by Katie Ledecky (USA) at the 16th FINA World Swimming Championships in Kazan, Russia, on 8 August 2015. Ledecky also broke the record for the 1500 metres freestyle during the World Swimming Championships in Kazan. Ledecky is a multiple world record holder and won an incredible five gold medals during the tournament in Kazan.
7486Fastest swim long course 1,500 metres freestyle (female)Katie Ledecky15:25.48 minute(s), second(s)Russian Federation, Kazan04 August 2015The fastest long course swim in 1,500 metres freestyle by a woman is 15 minutes 25.48 seconds by Katie Ledecky (USA), set at the 16th FINA World Swimming Championships in Kazan, Russia, on 4 August 2015. Katie Ledecky also broke the 800 metres freestyle world record during the championships. She is a multiple world record holder and won an incredible five gold medals during the event in Kazan.
7487Freediving – constant weight (men)Alexey MolchanovGreece, Kalamata19 September 2013The deepest freediving constant weight with fins by a male diver is 128 m (419 ft 11 in) by Alexey Molchanov (Russia) in Kalamata, Greece, on 19 September 2013. Molchanov achieved the record at the Kalamata Open 2013, winning the gold medal.
7488Most push ups in one minute carrying a 60 lb packRon Cooper57 repetitionsUnited States, Marblehead11 February 2016The most push ups in one minute carrying a 60 lb pack is 57 and was achieved by Ron Cooper (USA) at the North Shore YMCA in Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA, on 11 February 2016. At the same attempt, Ron also achieved the record for the most pull ups in one minute with a 60 lb pack.
7489Fastest run 1,500 metres (female)Genzebe Dibaba03:50.07 minute(s), second(s)Monaco, Fontvieille17 July 2015The fastest run 1,500 metres by a female athlete is 3 minutes 50.07 seconds achieved by Genzebe Dibaba (Ethiopia) during the IAAF Diamond League meeting at the Stade Louis II in Fontvieille, Monaco, on 17 July 2015. The previous record had stood for over 22 years. Genzebe Dibaba is the younger sister of Tirunesh, who holds the 5,000 metres record.
7490Freediving – constant weight without fins (women)Natalia MolchanovaEgypt, DahabThe deepest freediving constant weight without fins by a female diver is 70 m (229 ft 7 in) and was achieved by Natalia Molchanova (Russia, 8 May 1962–2 August 2015) in Dahab, Egypt, on 15 May 2014. Molchanova is the most decorated female freediver ever, having set over 40 world records and won more than 20 gold medals in her career. In August 2015, she went missing during a recreational dive in Spain and is presumed dead.
7491Freediving – variable weight (women)Nanja van de Broek130 metre(s)Egypt, Sharm El-Sheikh18 October 2015The deepest freediving variable weight by a female diver is 130 m (426 ft 6 in) and was achieved by Nanja van de Broek (Netherlands) in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, on 18 October 2015. Van de Broek broke the record of legendary freediver Natalia Molchanova, who had previously set the record at 127 metres. The dive lasted 3 minutes.
7492Fastest swim short course 50 metres backstroke (female)Etiene Medeiros25.67 second(s)Qatar, Doha07 December 2014The fastest short course 50 metres backstroke swim by a female athlete is 25.67 seconds and was achieved by Etiene Medeiros (Brazil) at the 12th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) in Doha, Qatar, on 7 December 2014. Medeiros became the first female Brazilian world record holder in swimming since Maria Lenk in 1939.
7493Fastest swim short course 200 metres backstroke (female)Katinka Hosszu01:59.23 minute(s), second(s)Qatar, Doh05 December 2014The fastest short course 200 metres backstroke swim by a female athlete is 1 minute 59.23 seconds and was achieved by Katinka Hosszu (Hungary) at the 12th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) in Doha, Qatar, on 5 December 2014. Hosszu is a multiple world record holder in various disciplines.
7494Fastest swim short course 100 metres backstroke (female)Katinka HosszuQatar, Doha04 December 2014The fastest short course 100 metres backstroke swim by a female athlete is 55.03 seconds and was achieved by Katinka Hosszu (Hungary) at the 12th FINA World Swimming Championships in Doha, Qatar, on 4 December 2014. Hosszu is a multiple record holder across various disciplines.
7495Fastest swim short course 200 metres freestyle (female)Sarah Sjöström01:50.78 minute(s), second(s)Qatar, Doha07 December 2014The fastest short course 200 metres freestyle swim by a female athlete is 1 minute 50.78 seconds achieved by Sarah Sjöström (Sweden) at the 12th FINA Swimming World Championships (25m) in Doha, Qatar, on 7 December 2014. Sarah Sjöström also set the record for the 100 metre butterfly on the same day.
7496Fastest run one mile (female) (indoors)Genzebe Dibaba04:13.31 minute(s), second(s)Sweden, Stockholm17 February 2016The fastest run one mile indoors by a female athlete is 4 minutes 13.31 seconds and was achieved by Genzebe Dibaba (Ethiopia) at the Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden, on 17 February 2016. Dibaba broke the previous record of 4:17.14, which had stood for 26 years and was set a year before she was even born. At the time of setting this record, Dibaba held three other indoor records – in 1,500, 3,000 and 5,000 metres.
7497Heaviest weightlifting 58 kg snatch (female)Bonyanka Minkova Kostova112 kilogram(s)United States, Houston23 November 2015The heaviest weight lifted in the 58 kg snatch category by a female athlete is 112 kg and was achieved by Bonyanka Minkova Kostova (Azerbaijan) at the IWF World Weightlifting Championships in Houston, Texas, USA, on 23 November 2015. Bonyanka Minkova Kostova also set the overall record for total weight lifted during the competition.
7498Heaviest weightlifting 58 kg total (female)Bonyanka Minkova Kostova252 kilogram(s)United States, Houston23 November 2015The heaviest total weight lifted in the 58 kg category by a female athlete is 252 kg and was achieved by Bonyanka Minkova Kostova (Azerbaijan) at the IWF World Weightlifting Championships in Houston, Texas, USA, on 23 November 2015. This was one of nine records broken during the IWF World Weightlifting Championships in 2015.
7499Heaviest weightlifting +75 kg clean & jerk (female)Tatiana Kashirina193 kilogram(s)Kazakhstan, Almaty16 November 2014The heaviest weight lifted in the +75 kg clean & jerk category by a female athlete is 193 kg and was achieved by Tatiana Kashirina (Russia) in Almaty, Kazakhstan, on 16 November 2014. Tatiana Kashirina also broke the snatch record that day, meaning that she broke the total weight record as well.
7500Most popular Call of Duty video channel by subscribers“Ali-A” aka Alastair Aiken (UK)7,549,838 total numberUnited Kingdom, 02 February 2016As of 2 Feb 2016, YouTuber “Ali-A” aka Alastair Aiken (UK) had attracted 7,549,838 subscribers to his dedicated Call of Duty channel. The “Ali-A” channel is also the most popular Call of Duty YouTube channel by views.

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