Paul Robinett

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Paul Robinett, known by his screen name Renetto, is an American vlogger and entrepreneur.[1] Robinett's videos have attracted over 56 million views, and his YouTube channel has over 38,000 subscribers.[2][3] His channel has been viewed over 3.9 million times.[3]


Robinett began posting videos on YouTube in mid-2006.[4] Initially, he posted videos as the character "renetto", "a squeaky-voiced, intellectually challenged reviewer of others' YouTube videos."[5] Robinett released 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.[2][5] The video received over one million views within 24 hours of being released.[5] In late 2006 he was ranked on YouTube's "most subscribed"(9th All Time) list.[6] Robinett was nominated for the first YouTube Video Awards.[7][8] 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. In September 2007 he announced his move and challenged YouTubers to find him,[3] and ended up in Ahwatukee, Phoenix, Arizona. He later returned to Ohio.

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  1. ^ Tufnell, Nicholas (November 27, 2013). "The rise and fall of YouTube's celebrity pioneers". Wired. Retrieved September 18, 2017.
  2. ^ a b Sabine Pamperrien (December 7, 2008). "Ein Träumer. Ein Spieler. Ein Prediger (German)". Berliner Zeitung.
  3. ^ a b c Bob Tedeschi (February 26, 2007). "New Hot Properties: YouTube Celebrities". New York Times.
  4. ^ 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...")
  5. ^ a b c Brian M. Carney (September 8, 2006). "Fact or Fiction? (article preview)". Wall Street Journal.
  6. ^ Peter Lauria (November 12, 2006). "Popular Posters Revolt Against Youtube". New York Post. Archived from the original on April 30, 2008.
  7. ^ Jake Coyle (March 19, 2007). "YouTube to Sponsor Video Awards Show". Washington Post / Associated Press.
  8. ^ "YouTube to present video awards". BBC News. March 19, 2007.

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