Jimmy Wales

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Jimmy Wales
Gender: Male
Home wiki: English Wikipedia, Wikia
Other names: Jimbo Wales
Languages: English
Residence: UK
Nationality: American

Jimmy Donal "Jimbo" Wales is an American Internet entrepreneur, and on January 15, 2001 co-founded, with Larry Sanger, Wikipedia, the world's largest Internet encyclopedia. Wales is also Chairman Emeritus of the non-profit Wikimedia Foundation (founded June 2003) which owns and runs Wikipedia and its related sites. In 2004, Wales, along with his business partner Angela Starling, co-founded Wikia, a commercial wiki farm.

Wales is passionate about the "wiki" format – on his Wikipedia user page, he encourages others to edit his page; in the faith that any of the 2,000 other Wikipedians who monitor his page via their watchlists will revert any "bad faith" edits. For any editor who is unsure of their own motives, simply ask what would Jimbo do?

Wales, twice married and twice divorced, now lives in London.

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