Jimmy Wales, The Co-founder of WikiPedia

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Jimmy Donal Wales (Jimmy Wales) is the Co-founder of the Wikipedia, which is an online non-profited website.
He is also the co-founder of Wikia website. He is an American entrepreneur.

Jimmy Wales
Jimmy Wales, Founder of WikiPedia.

Jimmy Wales was born in Hunstsville, Alabama, USA on August 7, 1966, he has a keen interest in reading in his early age. His father Jimmy worked as a grocery store manager and his mother, DOris Ann ran a small private school called the House of Learning.

He studied from Randolph School, a University-preparatory school and graduated at the age of 16. He got bachelor’s and master’s degrees in finance from Auburn University and the University of Alabama respectively. He taught at two universities while he was in graduate school, through he left before completing a PhD for a job in Finance. He later served as the Research Director of Chicago futures and options firm.

He founded Wikipedia along with Larry Singer and others in 2001. Wikipedia was launched on January 15, 2001. It’s an online encyclopedia, used to host free information on any topic under the sun and soon. When Wikipedia gets popular, Jimmy Wales became the project’s promoter and spokesman. Je is cited as a co-founder of Wikipedia though, according to him, Wikipedia was founded solely by him.

After Wikipedia, Jimmy Wales co-founded Wikia in 2004 which is a for-profit wiki hosting service. He holds the community founder seat on the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees which is a non-profit charitable organization, and was established to operate Wikipedia. In 2006. The Time Magazine include him in their 2006 list of  ” The 100 Most Influential People in the world “.

Source: Based on the info available on Internet.

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