Paul Robinett

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Paul Robinett, better known by his screen name Renetto, is an American vlogger and entrepreneur. Robinett's videos have attracted over 56 million views, and his YouTube channel has over 38,000 subscribers.[1][2] His channel has been viewed over 3.9 million times.[2]

YouTube beginnings[edit]

Robinett began posting videos on YouTube in mid-2006.[3] Initially, he posted videos as the character "renetto", "a squeaky-voiced, intellectually challenged reviewer of others' YouTube videos."[4] Robinett gained greater notoriety with a video called "Diet Coke+Mentos=Human experiment: EXTREME GRAPHIC CONTENT" posted in August 2006, in which he placed a large quantity of Mentos in his mouth and drank Diet Coke at the same time, and implied that he suffered serious injury as a result.[1][4] The video received over one million views within 24 hours of being released.[4]

YouTube success[edit]

In late 2006 he was ranked on YouTube's "most subscribed"(9th All Time) list.[5]

Robinett was nominated for the first YouTube Video Awards.[6][7] He is also an official partner in YouTube's revenue sharing program.

Robinett is based in Canal Winchester, Ohio, where he owned and ran a candle shop and now sells his own line of hand-signed, hand-poured candles on www.paulrobinett.com.[8] In September 2007 he announced his move and challenged YouTubers to find him,[2] and ended up in Ahwatukee, Phoenix, Arizona. He later returned to Ohio.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Sabine Pamperrien (December 7, 2008). "Ein Träumer. Ein Spieler. Ein Prediger (German)". Berliner Zeitung. 
  2. ^ a b c Bob Tedeschi (February 26, 2007). "New Hot Properties: YouTube Celebrities". New York Times. 
  3. ^ Kathryn Masterson (October 13, 2006). "YouTube all-stars". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved May 10, 2010. ("Four months after starting to post videos on youtube Paul Robinett, known on Web as Renetto a Moby looking bald guy with thick black glasses was recognized...")
  4. ^ a b c Brian M. Carney (September 8, 2006). "Fact or Fiction?". Wall Street Journal. 
  5. ^ Peter Lauria (November 12, 2006). "Popular Posters Revolt Against Youtube". New York Post. Archived from the original on April 30, 2008. 
  6. ^ Jake Coyle (March 19, 2007). "YouTube to Sponsor Video Awards Show". Washington Post / Associated Press. 
  7. ^ "YouTube to present video awards". BBC News. March 19, 2007. 
  8. ^ http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wosu/news.newsmain/article/0/0/1620673/WOSU.News/The.Short.North.Grapples.With.Change

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