Jimmy Wales

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Jimmy Donal 'Jimbo' Wales
Age:
Gender: Male
Other names: Jimbo Wales
Nationality: American
Languages: English
Residence: London, England
Home wiki(s): English Wikipedia, Wikia
Editing status: Active
Pers. website: JimmyWales.com

Jimmy Donal 'Jimbo' Wales is an American Internet entrepreneur.[1] On 15 January 2001, Wales together with Larry Sanger co-founded Wikipedia, now the world's largest Internet encyclopedia.[1] Wales is also the founder and Chairman Emeritus of the 'non-profit' Wikimedia Foundation (WMF), itself founded June 2003, which owns and runs Wikipedia and its related sites, totalling over 850 wikis.[1] Subsequently, in 2004, Wales, along with his then new business partner Angela Starling, co-founded Wikia, a commercial wiki farm.[1]

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, United Kingdom. He has been listed one of '100 Most Influential People' by Time Magazine.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 About Jimmy Wales, JimmyWales.com

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