Steven Pruitt

American Wikipedian known for having the most edits on Wikipedia

Steven Pruitt (born 1984) is an American Wikipedia editor who has the largest amount of edits on the English Wikipedia with over 4 million. He was called one of the 25 most important influencers on the Internet by Time magazine in 2017.[2]

Steven Pruitt
Pruitt in a jacket and tie
Pruitt in 2018
Born1984 (age 36–37)[1]
Alma materCollege of William & Mary (BA in Art History)
Years active2006–present
Known forMost edits on the English Wikipedia
HonorsTime's "The 25 Most Influential People on the Internet", 2017

Pruitt edits under the username "Ser Amantio di Nicolao," a reference to a little-known character in Giacomo Puccini's 1918 singing show Gianni Schicchi.[3]

Early lifeEdit

Steven Pruitt was born in around 1984 in San Antonio of Texas, being the only child of Alla Pruitt, and his dad, Donald Pruitt of Richmond, Virginia. He passed from St. Stephen's & St. Agnes School in Alexandria in 2002.[1] He went to the College of William & Mary and graduated in 2006 with a degree in art history.

CareerEdit

Pruitt works for U.S. Customs and Border Protection as a contractor, where he works with information and records.[2]

DistinctionsEdit

  • Time's "The 25 Most Influential People on the Internet" (2017)

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Eshleman, Tina (September 17, 2018). "The Wikiman | How the most prolific Wikipedia editor is expanding what we know about the world". W&M Alumni Magazine. No. Fall 2018. College of William & Mary. Archived from the original on April 10, 2019. Retrieved 2019-04-10.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "The 25 Most Influential People on the Internet". Time. June 26, 2017. Archived from the original on May 18, 2019. Retrieved 2019-04-10. The family moved to Monterey, California, for several years before settling in Northern Virginia in 1989, when Steven was 5.
  3. "Meet The World's Most Prolific Wikipedia Editor". Vocativ. 2016-01-15. Archived from the original on February 1, 2019. Retrieved 2019-04-10.