Guinness World Records

Guinness World Records has been inspiring, engaging and entertaining since 1955.

A brief history of Guinness World Records from Managing Director, Alistair Richards.

  • Guinness World Records is the universally recognized authority on record-breaking achievement
  • The annual Guinness World Records book is the best-selling copyrighted title of all time
  • One of the world’s best known brands with 98% prompted recall in English speaking world

Meet our Record Breakers

They are the heart of our business, here are their stories.

Johanna Quaas – World’s oldest gymnast

“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.”

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Dr. Mark Temperato (aka Rev M) – Creator of the largest drum-set

“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.”

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Dan Abbate – Creator of the largest hot dog commercially available

“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.”

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Our Mission & Values

Our Mission

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 .

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our values

Our Values

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.

Locations

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.

Locations