Wikipedia is 15!
Launched in January 2001, the popular web portal that is home to information on just about anything on the face of the earth has grown steadily over the years. In 2007, the site had just 2 million articles, 3 million in 2009, 4 million in 2012 and hit 5 million articles in November 2015. As of today, there are 5,053,647 articles on the internet’s free encyclopedia.
The beauty about Wikipedia is that anyone can edit the pages and add information to them. According to Wikimedia, Wikipedia articles have been edited an astronomical 808,187,367 times since its inception. Of course there is some level of moderation as to who can publish or edit the content. In that case, the most edited pages are either on somewhat controversial topics or those likely to generated heated interest and admiration. In 2015, a Ramiro Gómez , a software developer from Berlin created a chart of the most edited pages. Among the articles highlighted by Gomez include George Bush, Jehovah’s Witness and the WWE.
So which are the most edited pages on Wikipedia in the last 15 years?
US president George Bush leading the most edits with 45,862 edits. He is then followed by WWE wrestling personalities with 42,836 and USA follows with 35,742 edits. Others on the Top five list include Wikipedia and Michael Jackson. Other pages that made the cut include India, Jesus Christ, the Catholic Church, Adolf Hitler and Barrack Obama. Wikipedia has a pretty comprehensive list of year by year edits which you can view here. Below is a list of the most edited Wikipedia pages ever, in its 15 year history.