|Full Name :||Jimmy Donal Wales|
|Born :||7th- Aug - 1966|
|Height :||168 CMS ( 5 Feet 6 Inches )|
|Birth Place :||Alabama|
|Education :||University of Alabama ,
Auburn University Alabama,
Indiana University Bloomington Indiana,
Randolph School Alabama
|Occupation :||Co Founder
|Networth :||$1 Million|
Jimmy Wales is known as the co-founder of Wikipedia which is a non-profit online encyclopedia. As of October 2013, it is ranked as the 6th most visited site on the planet. In January 2010 only, Wikipedia earned more than 365 million unique visitors. It is used regularly by more than 500 million users worldwide. Wikipedia has revolutionized digital knowledge sharing which has been the reason behind its immense success. Jimmy Wales has been the reason behind the rising of Wikipedia into a global phenomenon.
Wales was born on August 7, 1966 at Huntsville, Alabama. His father was a grocery store manager whereas his mother ran a single room school where Wales and his three siblings studied. He had an interest in reading from a very young age. He attended a school in his home town called the Randolph School before graduating at sixteen. He got his Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from the prestigious Auburn University. He taught at the University of Alabama and the Indiana University while pursuing his postgraduate studies. But it is surprising that he never finished the doctoral dissertation required for his PHD, the reason being nothing but boredom.