Jimmy Wales

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(Internet entrepreneur, financial trader)
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BornJames Donal Wales
7 August 1966
Huntsville, Alabama, U.S.
Alma materAuburn University, University of Alabama
Children3 daughters
Spouse • Christine Rohan
• Kate Garvey
Owner ofWikimedia Foundation
Founder ofWikimedia Foundation, Wikipedia
Member ofNewsGuard, 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[1] is an American Internet entrepreneur,[2] best known as the co-founder of the online non-profit encyclopedia Wikipedia.


Jimmy Wales was born in Huntsville, Alabama, where he attended Randolph School, a university-preparatory school.[3] 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

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.

Wikimedia Foundation

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".[4]


In 2012, Jimmy Wales married Kate Garvey, (an aide of Tony Blair) who – like Wales – was designated as WEF/Young Global Leaders 2007.[5]


Events Participated in

WEF/Annual Meeting/201225 January 201229 January 2012Switzerland2113 guests in Davos
WEF/Annual Meeting/201323 January 201327 January 2013Switzerland2500 mostly unelected leaders met to discuss "leading through adversity"
WEF/Annual Meeting/201422 January 201425 January 2014World Economic Forum
2604 guests in Davos considered "Reshaping The World"
WEF/Annual Meeting/201620 January 201623 January 2016World 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/201717 January 201720 January 2017World Economic Forum
2950 known participants
WEF/Annual Meeting/201922 January 201925 January 2019World Economic Forum
WEF/Annual Meeting/202021 January 202024 January 2020World 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/202222 May 202226 May 2022Switzerland1912 guests in Davos


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