Shakespeare Created 1700 Words in His Lifetime
The number of words in the English language is: 1,041,257.5. This is the estimate by the Global Language Monitor for January 1, 2017.
The English Language passed the Million Word threshold on June 10, 2009 at 10:22 a.m. (GMT).
Currently there is a new word created every 98 minutes or about 14.7 words per day.