| Jimmy Wales |
(Internet entrepreneur, financial trader)
|Born||James Donal Wales|
7 August 1966
Huntsville, Alabama, U.S.
|Alma mater||Auburn University, University of Alabama|
|Spouse|| • Christine Rohan|
• Kate Garvey
|Owner of||Wikimedia Foundation|
|Founder of||Wikimedia Foundation, Wikipedia|
|Member of||NewsGuard, The European House - Ambrosetti, WEF/Young Global Leaders/2007|
Founder of super-influential Wikipedia. Tony Blair aide's is (strategically?) married to him.
Jimmy Wales was born in Huntsville, Alabama, where he attended Randolph School, a university-preparatory school. Later, he earned bachelor's and master's degrees in Finance from Auburn University and the University of Alabama, respectively.
While in graduate school, Wales taught at two universities; however, he departed before completing a PhD to take a job in finance, and later worked as the Research Director of a Chicago, Illinois, futures and options firm. In 1996, he and two partners founded Bomis, an adult web portal featuring entertainment and adult content. The company would provide the initial funding for the peer-reviewed free encyclopedia, Nupedia (2000–03), and its successor, Wikipedia.
- Full article: Wikipedia
- Full article: Wikipedia
On 15 January 2001, with Larry Sanger and others, Wales launched Wikipedia — an open content encyclopedia that enjoyed rapid growth and popularity; as Wikipedia's public profile grew, he became the project's promoter and spokesman. He is historically cited as a co-founder of Wikipedia, though he has disputed the "co-" designation, declaring himself the sole founder.
Wales serves on the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees, the non-profit charitable organisation that he helped establish to operate Wikipedia, holding its board-appointed "community founder" seat. In 2004, he co-founded Wikia, a for-profit wiki hosting service. His role in creating Wikipedia, which has become the world's largest encyclopedia, prompted Time Magazine to name him in their 2006 list of "The 100 Most Influential People in the World".
Events Participated in
|WEF/Annual Meeting/2012||25 January 2012||29 January 2012||Switzerland||2113 guests in Davos|
|WEF/Annual Meeting/2013||23 January 2013||27 January 2013||Switzerland||2500 mostly unelected leaders met to discuss "leading through adversity"|
|WEF/Annual Meeting/2014||22 January 2014||25 January 2014||World Economic Forum|
|2604 guests in Davos considered "Reshaping The World"|
|WEF/Annual Meeting/2016||20 January 2016||23 January 2016||World Economic Forum|
|Attended by over 2500 people, both leaders and followers, who were explained how the Fourth Industrial Revolution would changed everything, including being a "revolution of values".|
|WEF/Annual Meeting/2017||17 January 2017||20 January 2017||World Economic Forum|
|2950 known participants|
|WEF/Annual Meeting/2019||22 January 2019||25 January 2019||World Economic Forum|
|WEF/Annual Meeting/2020||21 January 2020||24 January 2020||World Economic Forum|
|This mega-summit of the world's ruling class and their political and media appendages happens every year, but 2020 was special, as the continuous corporate media coverage of COVID-19 started more or less from one day to the next on 20/21 January 2020, coinciding with the start of the meeting.|
|WEF/Annual Meeting/2022||22 May 2022||26 May 2022||Switzerland||1912 guests in Davos|
|Document:Wikipedia & the Spooks – The Remake||blog post||22 May 2018||Ludwig De Braeckeleer||In a video interview with George Galloway, journalist Neil Clark explains that "SlimVirgin" is back and teaming up with "Philip Cross". That is subtle or what?|
|Document:Wikipedia - J'Accuse||Article||1 December 2018||Helen Buyniski||“If you’re not paying for something, you’re not the customer; you’re the product being sold.” Our in-depth investigation has found that everything we’ve been led to believe about Wikipedia is a lie. Wikipedia serves as a warning that if something sounds too good to be true, it isn’t true. Scratch the surface of the “free encyclopedia anyone can edit” and you find a finely-honed propaganda machine manipulated by experts and used to destroy the reputations of those who dare question the status ...|
- Walden, Lea Ann, et al. (spring 2013). "Where Are They Now?". Randolph Magazine Archived August 27, 2014, at the Wayback Machine. 18 (1). pp. 20–27. Retrieved August 26, 2014.
- "YGL Alumni Community – Jimmy Wales and Kate Garvey in 2007"