Source of Wealth: WikipediaAge: 53Birth Place: Huntsville, Alabama, United StatesMarital Status: Married (Kate Garvey)Full Name: Jimmy Donal “Jimbo” WalesNationality: United StatesDate of Birth: August 7, 1966 Ethnicity: CaucasianOccupation: Internet EntrepreneurEducation: ndiana University Bloomington, Randolph School, Auburn University, Indiana University, University of AlabamaChildren: 1 (Kira Wales)
American internet entrepreneur Jimmy Wales has an estimated net worth of $1 million in 2013. Wales is best recognized as one of the promoters and founders of Wikipedia, online non-profit encyclopedia. He is also the founder of the for-profit web-hosting company, Wikia.
Jimmy Donal Wales was born on August 7, 1966 in Huntsville, Alabama, U.S. He is an alumnus of Auburn University, the University of Alabama and Indiana University. After his unsuccessful marriages to Pamela Green and Christine Rohan, he finally settled with Kate Garvey in 2012. He has a child named Kira.
From June 2003 through October 2006, he served as the Chairman of Wikimedia Foundation. Since 2004, he has been serving as the President of Wikia, Inc. Since October 2006, he has been serving as the Chairman Emeritus of Wikimedia Foundation.
In 2006, Wales’ name was included on Time 100’s “Scientists & Thinkers.”He ranked #12 on Forbes’ list of “The Web Celebs 25”. Furthermore, he is a recipient of the 2008 Global Brand Icon of the Year Award, the Business Process Award at the 7th Annual Innovation Awards and Summit by The Economist, the 2009 Nokia Foundation annual award, the Monaco Media Prize, as well as the Leonardo European Corporate Learning Award, the Gottlieb Duttweiler Prize and the Pioneer Award in 2011.