A brief history of Guinness World Records from Managing Director, Alistair Richards.
“It is a great feeling to be in the Guinness World Records book. I really love that special and extreme people are being recognised. I hope my record inspires others to realise it’s never too late to try something new.”Read more
“I am so grateful and honoured. It has been a labour of love and one of my greatest pleasures. It gives me a chance to encourage others to make some history and do something worthy of world recognition.”Read more
“It’s very funny to think that I am the creator of something that is unique in the entire world. If the Big Hot Dog is my contribution to the history of mankind, I know that I have accomplished something great.”Read more
Guinness World Records aims to inspire ordinary people to do extra-ordinary things. Our mission is to entertain and inform, and to celebrate the world’s best .
Integrity: of our records, assessing claims with objectivity and enthusiasm, and free from prejudice or bias.
Respect: for our record holders and challengers, our business partners and our staff.
Inclusiveness: offering record breaking for everyone, everywhere.
Our offices in London, New York, Tokyo and Dubai work alongside our representatives in Australia, Beijing, Germany and South America to support the record-breaking needs of our global audience.