The man who made the most edits to Wikipedia, was Stephen Pruitt living in the U.S. state of Virginia. It is reported by CBS. Virtual encyclopedia about 5.7 million articles in the English language. The site is updated and edited by volunteers. One of them was Stephen.
He began to correct the article when he was 13 years old. He is now 34 and during that time he made approximately $ 3 million edits and have written 35 000 original articles. This means that a third of English-language articles on Wikipedia was edited by Stephen.
The man became known in 2015, when Time magazine named him one of the most influential people in America along with Donald trump, JK Rowling, and Kim Kardashian.
Pruit proud of its contribution to the dissemination of knowledge. “My mom grew up in the Soviet Union… So I understand that can mean to make knowledge free, to make information free,” he said.
Now Stephen lives with his parents and works in the office for the protection of U.S. borders. There he is preparing documents for transfer to archive. He said that for the editing and writing of articles in Wikipedia is spending 3 hours on weekdays and 5-6 hours on the weekend. All the information he rewrites from books, journals and scientific sources.