Jeremy Harper

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Jeremy Harper is a man living in Birmingham, Alabama, who is in the Guinness Book of World Records for counting to one million. Harper counted for approximately 16 hours per day until he finished. Harper began his quest to count to one million on June 18, 2007.[1] During the counting process, Harper did not leave his apartment or shave until he was finished counting to one million. Viewers could watch him live on the website 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for free. During his count, he appeared on CNN, Fox News, Cnet, as well as many national and local TV and radio shows. On September 14, 2007 at 7:25 p.m. EST he reached one million.

The count raised money for his supporting charity Push America,[2] raising over $10,000.

He still resides in Birmingham, and now works for ACP, a technology company.

The MillionCount website and forum were taken down several months after completing the count.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitmire, Kyle (2007) "T-minus one million and counting", Birmingham Weekly, June 18, 2007, retrieved 2010-10-29
  2. ^ Gordon, Amy (2007) "Counting to 1 million raises money on Web", Gadsden Times, August 3, 2007, retrieved 2010-10-29