Jimmy Wales Net Worth

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Jimmy Wales Net Worth
Net Worth:
$1 Million
Date of Birth
August 7, 1966
Place of Birth
Huntsville
Profession
Entrepreneur, Businessperson, Internet Entrepreneur, Trader

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.

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Jimmy Wales

Jimmy Donal "Jimbo" Wales is an American Internet entrepreneur best known as the co-founder and promoter of the online non-profit encyclopedia Wikipedia and the for-profit Wikia web-hosting company. Wales was born in Huntsville, Alabama, United States, where he attended Rand...
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Date of Birth
  • August 7, 1966
Nicknames
  • Jimbo Wales
  • The Sole Flounder
  • Jimmy Donal Wales
  • Jimbo
  • Benevolent Dictator for Life
  • Funder of Kazakhstan
  • Kate Garvey's first husband
Ethnicity
  • Caucasian race
Nationality
  • United States of America
Country
  • United States of America
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