Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Name: Jimmy Donal Wales
Born: August 7, 1966, in Huntsville, Alabama, USA
- American Internet entrepreneur best known as a co-founder and promoter of the online non-profit encyclopedia Wikipedia and the Wikia company.
- Most Define User-Generated Content Too Narrowly (2009).
- Keep a Civil Cybertongue (2009).
- Commentary: Create a tech-friendly U.S. government (2009).
Honors and awards
- Gottlieb Duttweiler Prize (2011).
- Pioneer Award (2011).
- Nokia Foundation annual award (2009).
- Time Magazines "The 100 Most Influential People in the World" (2006).
"Imagine a world in which every single person on the planet is given free access to the sum of all human knowledge. That's what we're doing."