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We present to you Steven Pruitt. He is the man behind almost 3 million edits on Wikipedia. He has written 35,000 original articles; which earned him not only acknowledgements but also an almost legendary status on the internet!

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The online encyclopedia has more than 5.7 million articles in English and tons more translated into other languages. All articles are by online volunteers. Recently, Pruitt was named as one of the most influential people on the internet by Time magazine, alongside President Trump, J.K. Rowling and Kim Kardashian West. No wonder! One-third of all English language articles on Wikipedia have been edited by himself! I wonder if there is anything else he finds time for in life!

Apparently, Pruitt is obsessed with history, and opera. His Wikipedia username is: Ser Amantio Di Nicolao. “My first article was about Peter Francisco, who was my great great great great great great grandfather … and if we had an hour I could probably go into the full story,” Pruitt said. “He was a sergeant in arms in the Virginia Senate and there’s kidnapping, potential piracy. If you read the story you would not believe any of it happened.”

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The guy still lives with his parents in the home he grew up in… .maybe that explains a lot! However i still find it hard to understand why someone would spend so much time doing something he gets no money for!

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