Jimmy Wales Net Worth is$1 Million
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Profession: Entrepreneur, Businessperson, Investment banking, Internet Entrepreneur, Trader
Date of Birth: Aug 7, 1966
Nicknames: Jimbo Wales, The Sole Flounder
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Country: United States of America
Jimmy Wales is an American Internet entrepreneur with a net worth of $1 million. Jimmy Wales acquired that net worth as the co-founder and promoter of Wikipedia, an open content encyclopedia on the Internet. In 2004, he created Wikia, a webhosting service. He was born in Huntsville, Alabama and lives in Florida. Wikipedia is the 6th largest website in the world and if it showed advertisements would be worth over $3 billion by some accounts. That means that Jimmy Wales should be a billionaire but instead he heroically has turned down all offers to profit off of Wikipedia and instead turned the company into a charity. His $1 million net worth is derived largely from activities outside of wikipedia including speaking engagements and his salary as the head of the for profit company Wikia, a wiki hosting service.
Jimmy Donal "Jimbo" Wales ( /'do?n?l 'we?lz/; born August 7, 1966) is an American Internet entrepreneur best known as a co-founder and promoter of the online non-profit encyclopedia Wikipedia and the Wikia company. Wales was born in Huntsville, Alabama, United States, where he attended Randolph School, a university-preparatory school, then earned bachelor's and master's degrees in finance. While in graduate school, he taught at two universities, but left before completing a PhD in order to take a job in finance and later worked as the research director of a Chicago futures and options firm. In 1996, he and two partners founded Bomis, a male-oriented web portal featuring entertainment and adult content. The company would provide the initial funding for the peer-reviewed free encyclopedia Nupedia (2000-2003) and its successor, Wikipedia.
On January 15, 2001, with Larry Sanger and others, Wales launched Wikipedia, a free, open content encyclopedia that enjoyed rapid growth and popularity, and 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 Board of Trustees of the Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit charitable organization 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 its 2006 list of the world's most influential people.
Wales was born in Huntsville, Alabama, on August 7, 1966. His father, Jimmy, worked as a grocery store manager while his mother, Doris, and his grandmother, Erma, ran the House of Learning, a small private school in the tradition of the one-room schoolhouse, where Wales and his three siblings received their early education.

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Ben Duckett dropped from England squad for pouring beer over Jimmy Anderson

Left-hand top-order batsman Duckett has now been suspended by the England and Wales Cricket Board and is facing a disciplinary ... Image: Duckett reportedly poured beer over Jimmy Anderson during a heated row in Perth Mr Bayliss said there was a heated ...
Posted: December 9, 2017, 6:58 pm

Troubles Deepen for Mobile Network Backed by Wikipedia Founder

Shares of The People’s Operator Holdings Ltd., an “ethical mobile network provider” backed by Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, dropped more than 70 percent on Thursday amid a deepening funding crisis. In a share offering aimed at paying down debt and ...
Posted: December 7, 2017, 6:51 am

Back Pages of an Evolutionary Psychologist

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Posted: December 11, 2017, 2:37 pm
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