List25 combines the pursuit of interesting and intriguing facts with the innate human desire to rank and list things. From stereotypical cat pictures to crazy facts about the universe, every list is designed to help you kill time in the most efficient manner, all while giving you something to either laugh at or think about! Every weekday we release at least two new lists, one of which is a video.
While most sites publish top 10 lists or maybe even top 15, List25 was started because people wanted more. Top 25 lists are comprehensive; more in depth, and give more material to argue over (just read the comments). From its humble beginnings in 2011 up until now, List25 has served millions of hungry minds, has been mentioned in big publications like the New York Times, and is continuing to find new ways of consistently conciliating your curiosity.
We currently have over 2.2 million subscribers on our YouTube Channel, 448 thousand likes on Facebook, over 13.6 thousand followers on Twitter and over 24 thousand followers on Google +. You will also find us on Pinterest, Tumblr, Daily motion and Instagram (so be sure to follow us).
Who We Are
The boss of bosses; Syed Balkhi is a young entrepreneur with a thirst for world domination. At seven years old he created his first business and has been technically awesome ever since. After founding WPBeginner in 2009 (the largest free WordPress resource site), Balkhi co-founded List25 in 2011 as a venture to share and promote bizarre, informative, and innovative content. Under Balkhi’s leadership, List25 has grown to over 1.5 million subscribers with over a quarter of a billion video views on Youtube. In 2013, he launched OptinMonster; the best WordPress lead generation plugin, and has seen remarkable success with this venture. His work has been featured by the likes of Wired Magazine, Yahoo, AMEX Open Forum, Mashable, Business Insider, Huffington Post, and more.
A graduate of the University of Florida’s School of Design with a Bachelor’s in Architecture and currently working on a Masters of Urban Regional Planning, Juan has a strong drive for design and anything artistic. He also enjoys blogging, social media, photography, nature, his adopted greyhound, and trains. Check him out on Twitter, YouTube, and his Facebook blog page.
With a variety of interests that include studying languages, traveling, reading, writing, yoga, and drinking more coffee than she should, Crystal is enthusiastic about life and its many adventures. She has a bachelor’s degree in Russian Studies and a master’s degree in Teaching English as a Second Language. When she is not editing, writing, or causing trouble, she loves relaxing with her family and friends. You can find her random ramblings here.
Born and raised in Tampa, Florida, Michael is a “go-with the flow” laid back kind of guy who has always enjoyed entertaining people. When not “edu-taining” the List25 fans/viewers, Michael can be found playing on Xbox LIVE (Gamertag: Merrai) or watching his favorite sports teams (Bucs, Gators, Nuggets, Predators and Rays). Follow his crazy antics on Twitter or Facebook.
Since he was eight years old, when he wrote his first script, Tristan has had a passion for all things film and video! He and his partner in crime, Mike, strive to consistently conciliate curiosity while doing their best to connect with the viewers. See what other projects Tristan’s worked on over on his personal YouTube Channel.
Petr is our Czech, laid-back writer extraordinaire who holds a degree in English philology and has been working as a translator and copywriter. He loves nature, sports, travelling, meeting new people and is always curious and interested in happenings around the world and around him. Feel free to check him out on Facebook and Instagram.
E was born in Washington DC and raised in Maryland. A homeschooled kid, her mom taught her to read when she was 4, and she hasn’t often been seen without a book since. Her interests include reading, politics and political history, sewing, cooking, dinosaurs, and making her friends coffee. She currently resides in Florida with her husband and daughter, living out her dream of being a full time mom, part time creator of awesome things.
Grown in Seattle, WA, Jordan might be the only person in existence who drinks more coffee than our editor. After a total life reboot at 27, he relocated to Florida and attended Full Sail University to learn Digital Design. Following years as a Print Designer/Photographer, he became the right-hand of a legit Tae Kwon Do Grandmaster. Five years later, black belt acquired, he evolved into “The Assistant”: a younger, more attractive version of “Alfred” to people who may or may not actually be Batman. When asked what he does, he echoes a great man and replies: “I drink and I know things.” He funnels that knowledge and creativity into his writing here and on his personal blog at: TheGreyArea.org. You can also follow his posts and photos through Twitter (@JordanCascata) and Instagram (JordanTheAssistant).
Hunter is an avid reader and writer with a taste for the mysterious, the macabre, and the historical. He began writing and telling stories as soon as his hand could pick up a pencil and has ever since dreamed of one day writing a novel and sharing his own stories with the world. Outside of literature, Hunter loves music and can play a wide variety of instruments, his favorite being the tuba. He also is a devout follower of film, theater, and animation. In his free time, Hunter loves to spend time with his friends, usually discussing life, dogs, or their next indie film.