January 15, 2016 11:44 am

George W. Bush has the most edited Wikipedia page of all time

In this Sept. 6, 2006 photo, President George W. Bush speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington.

THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, J. Scott Applewhite

If there’s one website that’s become a staple for web user’s, it’s Wikipedia.

The free encyclopedia – which is written and edited collectively by users – celebrated its 15th birthday on Friday. As of Friday morning, the English language Wikipedia project’s 5,056,316 articles had been edited 808,774,269 times; however, that number has likely changed quite a bit already.

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But some Wikipedia articles have earned more edits than others. To celebrate it’s birthday, the website put together a list of the top 15 most edited Wikipedia pages of all time – a list that includes everything from U.S. President’s to Jesus.

1. George W. Bush

The 43rd president of the United State’s Wikipedia page has been edited an impressive 45,862 times to date, covering everything from his presidency and the September 11 terrorist attacks, to his new found painting hobby.

Turns out, the former President has topped many Wiki lists in his life. His page earned the title of the most edited article of the year in both 2004 and 2005 and was named the most controversial topic on the English Wikipedia website in 2014.

2. A list of WWE personalities

Evidently, pro wrestling is very popular among Wikipedia editors. The page listing WWE members – including their ring names, real names and notes about injuries – has been edited 42, 863 times.

3. United States

The Wikipedia page for all things America has been edited 35,742 times to date.

4. Wikipedia

The Internet encyclopedia’s very own page has garnered 33,985 edits so far. The page even addresses the concerns regarding Wikipedia’s accuracy.

“A peer review in 2005 of forty-two scientific entries on both Wikipedia and Encyclopædia Britannica by the science journal Nature found few differences in accuracy, and concluded that ‘the average science entry in Wikipedia contained around four inaccuracies; Britannica, about three,'” it reads.

5. Michael Jackson

Pop Icon Michael Jackson’s Wiki page has been edited 28,152 times to date.

Here is the complete list:


The 15 most edited Wikipedia pages to date.


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