Jimmy Wales

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Jimmy Wales

Name: Jimmy Donal Wales

Born: August 7, 1966, in Huntsville, Alabama, USA

Computer-related contributions

  • American Internet entrepreneur best known as a co-founder and promoter of the online non-profit encyclopedia Wikipedia and the Wikia company.

Significant publications

  • 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."

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