Facts of Jimmy Wales
|Full Name||Jimmy Donal Wales|
|Birth Name||Jimmy Donal Wales|
|Birth City||Huntsville, Alabama|
|Birth Country||Unites States of America|
|Father Name||Jimmy Wales|
|Father Profession||Grocery Store Manager|
|Mother Name||Doris Ann|
|Relation With||Christine Rohan and Pamela Green|
|No Of Children||Three|
|Education||Randolph School, Auburn University, University of Alabama, and Indiana University|
|Date of Birth||August 7,1966|
How Much Is The Net Worth Of Entrepreneur Jimmy Wales?
Jimmy Wales is an American Internet entrepreneur who is known as the co-founder of online non-profit encyclopedia Wikipedia and the for-profit web company, Wikia.
He also serves on the Board of Trustees, Wikimedia Foundation which is a non-profit charitable organization which helped to operate Wikipedia. Wales was listed in the 2006 list of ‘The 100 Most Influential People in the World’. Jimmy’s net worth is estimated to be around $10 million as of 2019.
Net Worth- Income Sources, Earnings, and Career
Despite being the co-founder of a non-profit encyclopedia, Wikipedia and the for-profit Wikia, Jimmy has earned himself quite fewer riches. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Wales' net worth is estimated at around $10 million as of July 2019, whereas, The Richest estimated it to be at around $1 million.
Jimmy has been interested in the internet since a young age and even wrote computer code during his free time. His interest in Internet entrepreneur grew when he got inspired by the remarkable success of Netscape in 1995. He along with his two partners founded Bomis, a web portal featuring user-generated webrings and erotic photographs.
Bomis managed to earn enough money for Jimmy to pursue his passion, an online encyclopedia.
Birth Of The Wikipedia
Wikipedia was originally planned to make a profitable business, however, the editor-in-chief Larry Sanger saw wiki as a tool to aid Nupedia development. Surprisingly, Wikipedia outgrew Nupedia within few days of the launch and had a small group of editors formed.
The concept of open editing or anyone can edit the encyclopedia was added to the wiki from the start. The first two words written on Wikipedia were 'Hello World' which is a phrase used by computer programmers to test new software.
Endorsements Deals, Sponsorship, And Charity
The co-founder surely has endorsed several brands and companies for the commercial ads but the information regarding the deals are not out on the internet. In a similar way, he surely earns a decent amount from his sponsorship as well.
Wales serves as one of the Board of Trustees at the Wikimedia Foundation which is a non-profit and charitable organization. Similarly, he has visited Israel over 10 times and has claimed to be a strong supporter of Israel.
Assets, House, Cars, Lifestyle, Tax, Insurance, And Expenses
The 52-year-old entrepreneur Wales is reported to reside in London, England but his exact house locations are not revealed yet. The median house price in the United Kingdom starts from $589,541 based on locations.
In a similar way, Wales is reported to ride around expensive cars whose details are also kept under wraps.
His expenses are based on foods, clothing, travel, accommodations, and other basic factors.
Since his net worth is in millions, Jimmy is sure to pay a huge sum of money from his riches as a tax payment. Moreover, he sure has his health, life, assets, and property insurance done.
Jimmy Wales' Personal Life- Age, Height, Biography, Family, Education, Wife, And Children
Jimmy Donal Wales was born on 7th August 1966 in Huntsville, Alabama, the United States of America to father Jimmy Wales, and mother Doris Ann Dudley. He holds American nationality and belongs to white ethnicity.
He grew up alongside his three siblings in Alabama. Wales attended Randolph School graduating at 16. He then enrolled and graduated from Auburn University with a bachelor degree in 1986.
Moreover, Jimmy earned his master's degree from the University of Alabama and his Ph.D. finance program at Indiana University.
Wales has been married thrice in his life and is a father to three children. He was first married at the age of 20 with Pamela Green. Although their exact marriage date is not available, they got divorced in 1993.
He is currently married to his third wife, Kate Garvey. The couple first met in Davos, Switzerland and eventually started dating. They tied the knot in Wesley's Chapel in London on 6th October 2012. Together they share two children.
Previously, he exchanged vows with Christine Rohan whom he met through a mutual friend in Chicago. They dated for a while and got married in March 1997 in Monroe County, Florida and separated in 2008. They shared a daughter together.
Moreover, Wales was reported to be in a romantic relationship with Canadian conservative columnist Rachel Marsden in 2008.
Wales is also known as Jimbo. As of 2019, he is 52 years old. He stands 5 feet 6 inches (168 cm) tall in height.