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Projects that sourced most money from public

Last updated on: January 25, 2013 08:18 IST

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Last year more than 18,000 projects were successfully funded on Kickstarter, the largest crowdfunding website.

A total of $320 million was contributed by 2.2 million people, making possible creative projects including a documentary on fracking, a home aquaponics kit and a community centre for circus arts, according to The Economist.

Let's take a look at some of the most successful crowdfunded projects on Kickstarter in 2012.

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Games

Money raised in 2012: $82 million

Overall rank: 1

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Image: Visitors play with Playstation PS Vita at the Sony Playstation exhibition stand in Cologne, Germany.
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Film and video

Money raised in 2012: $59 million

Overall rank: 2

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Image: A camera crew films Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif in a convertible car on Havana's seafront boulevard El Malecon in Cuba.
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Design

Money raised in 2012: $50 million

Overall rank: 3

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Image: Worker designs bulletproof clothing for children at the Miguel Caballero factory on the outskirts of Bogota, Colombia.
Photographs: John Vizcaino/Reuters
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Music

Money raised in 2012: $37 million

Overall rank: 4

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Image: Shoppers pass an HMV shop in central London.
Photographs: Paul Hackett/Reuters
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Technology

Money raised in 2012: $30 million

Overall rank: 5

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Image: Women use smartphones in front of the Trevi Fountain in Rome, Italy.
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Publishing

Money raised in 2012: $18 million

Overall rank: 6

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Image: A newsstand in New York.
Photographs: Carlo Allegri/Reuters
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Food

Money raised in 2012: $16 million

Overall rank: 7

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Image: A shopper leaves a Tesco store in Loughborough, central England.
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Art

Money raised in 2012: $15.6 million

Overall rank: 8

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Image: People walk past a staircase on a street in Lisbon, Portugal.
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Comics

Money raised in 2012: $15 million

Overall rank: 9

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Image: An original drawing by Belgium illustrator Herge from the Tintin comics is displayed in Paris.
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Theatre

Money raised in 2012: $10 million

Overall rank: 10

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Image: Actor Matschke performs on stage in Vienna, Austria.
Photographs: Herwig Prammer/Reuters
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Fashion

Money raised in 2012: $9 million

Overall rank: 11

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Image: Fashion retailer Zara's shop in central Brussels, Belgium.
Photographs: Yves Herman/Reuters
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Photography

Money raised in 2012: $5 million

Overall rank: 12

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Image: A policeman strikes AFP photojournalist Patricia Melo during the Portuguese general strike in Lisbon.
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Dance

Money raised in 2012: $2 million

Overall rank: 13

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Image: Alan Silva, 24, dances in downtown Lisbon, Portugal.
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Dance

Percentage of crowdsourced money: 78 per cent of total funds raised

Overall rank: 1

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Image: Tourists dance under water sprinklers at Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC.
Photographs: Larry Downing/Reuters
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Theatre

Percentage of crowdsourced money: 62 per cent of total funds raised

Overall rank: 2

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Image: 'Opera in the Street' artists perform in Havana, Cuba.
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Music

Percentage of crowdsourced money: 58 per cent of total funds raised

Overall rank: 3

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Image: A Virgin Megastore in Paris.
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Art

Percentage of crowdsourced money: 44 per cent of total funds raised

Overall rank: 4

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Image: A employeee poses with Ben Nicholson's 'October 1949 (composition-Rangitane)' at Christie's auction house in London.
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Comics

Percentage of crowdsourced money: 42 per cent of total funds raised

Overall rank: 5

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Image: An attendee takes a picture of a life size Incredible Hulk in San Diego, California.
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Film and video

Percentage of crowdsourced money: 40 per cent of total funds raised

Overall rank: 6

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Image: A workman polishes The Tumbler Batmobile during a promotional stop in downtown Toronto, Canada.
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Design

Percentage of crowdsourced money: 40 per cent of total funds raised

Overall rank: 7

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Image: A worker checks a watch by German watchmaker A Lange & Soehne in Glashuette, Germany.
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Food

Percentage of crowdsourced money: 39 per cent of total funds raised

Overall rank: 8

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Image: Mariann Lau serves glasses of wine in Las Vegas, United States.
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Technology

Percentage of crowdsourced money: 39 per cent of total funds raised

Overall rank: 9

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Image: Tourists use an iPad tablet in front of Rome's ancient Colosseum.
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Photography

Percentage of crowdsourced money: 37 per cent of total funds raised

Overall rank: 10

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Image: News photographers in Washington, DC.
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Games

Percentage of crowdsourced money: 36 per cent of total funds raised

Overall rank: 11

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Image: Visitors play the Xbox at the Microsoft exhibition stand in Cologne, Germany.
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Publishing

Percentage of crowdsourced money: 35 per cent of total funds raised

Overall rank: 12

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Image: A newsstand in Madrid, Spain.
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Fashion

Percentage of crowdsourced money: 22 per cent of total funds raised

Overall rank: 13


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