Jimmy Wales

Jimmy Wales
  • Founder and Chair Emeritus, Board of Trustees
    Wikimedia Foundation

Jimmy Wales is Founder and Trustee of Wikimedia Foundation, a non-profit corporation that operates the Wikipedia free online encyclopaedia and several other wiki projects. He is also Founder of Wikia, a for-profit company, which is legally unrelated to Wikimedia. Wales is an Angel investor for a number of start-ups, including Impossible.com and Quora.com. He was named one of 100 Most Influential People in the World by Time Magazine in 2006.