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Jimmy Wales Biography

Who is Jimmy Wales? Biography & Wiki

Jimmy Wales is an American-British Internet Entrepreneur who is best known as co-founder of a non-profit encyclopedia and named it Wikipedia. He was born on August 7, 1966, in Huntsville, Alabama, USA. As of 2021, he is 54 years old with 5 feet 10 inches tall in height.

Jimmy Wales also has a profit-based web hosting organization named Wikia. He is a high profile celebrity and is famous all around the world as he is the top name linked with Wikipedia. The Time has published his name on the list of The 100 Most Influential People In the World for his role in creating Wikipedia.

Educational Qualification Background

Jimmy Wales is a highly educated personality with a bachelor’s and masters degree in finance. He completed his BS degree from Auburn University and an MS degree from the University of Alabama. He completed his high school education from Randolph School, a preparatory school in Huntsville. He was very keen to gain his educational degrees and was a brilliant student at his educational studies.

Jimmy Wales Family, Parents, & Siblings

Jimmy Wales‘s family was an average earning family settled in Huntsville, the USA at the time of his birth. His parents Jimmy Sr and Doris Ann always wanted him to get a better education and do well in his future so they supported him financially as well as emotionally. His grandmother Erma used to run a small private school from where he along with his three siblings achieved thor primary education.

Relationships, Wife, Children (2021)

Jimmy Wales never had a stable relationship and has married thrice till this point in time. He first married at the age of 20 with Pamela Green who was a grocery store worker but the relationship soon ended in 1993. He then married his second wife Christine Rohan who was a steel trader at Mitsubishi. They married at Monroe County in 1997 and had a daughter before divorcing in 2007. After his second failed relationship, he started dating Rachel Marsden in 2008 before marrying his third wife Kate Garvey on October 6, 2012. The duo together has two daughters and is still together enjoying their romantic relationship.

Income, Earnings and Net Worth (2021)

Jimmy Wales income and earnings are all generated through his profitable organization Wikia and other small investments as well. Belonging to the finance fraternity, he must have been able to collect a huge amount of income contributing his increment in his Net Worth. As of 2021, his estimated Net Worth is around 9 million USD which is a decent amount comparing his Net Worth of 1 million USD in 2019. He may have lost some of his worth settling his divorces.

Biography & Wiki Quick Summary

NameJimmy Wales
Full Real NameN/A
CountryUSA and England
BirthplaceHuntsville, Alabama, USA
Date of Birth (Birthday)August 7, 1966
Age54 years old (2021) 5 feet 10 inches
Height 5 feet 10 inches
Net worth (2021)9 million USD
Educational qualificationsBS, MS
School/college/UniversityAuburn University, University of Alabama, Indiana University

Jimmy Wales Other Quick Information

Profession: Entrepreneur

Weight: N/A

Body measurements: N/A

Religion: Christianity

Father Name: Jimmy Sr.

Mother Name: Dorris Ann

Brother Name: N/A

Sister Name: N/A

Marital status: Married

Relationship status: Engaged

Girlfriend Name: N/A

Wives Name: Pamela Green (div.), Christine Rohan(div.), and Kate Garvey


Son Name: N/A

Daughter Name: N/A

Facebook Account: YES

Instagram Account: YES

Twitter Account: YES

Wikipedia: YES


Movies & Tv-series:N/A

Tiktok username: N/A

Some facts about Jimmy Wales

  • He started a job in Chicago Options Associate in 1994.
  • He used to write computer codes in his leisure time and was addicted to the internet.
  • He first launched Nupedia in 2000 and later it transformed to Wikipedia which was originally planned to be a profit-oriented organization
  • Wales founded another non-profit organization in 2003 which was named Wikimedia Foundation St Petersburg, Florida, USA.
  • Angela Beesley, a board member of WMF founded a forprofit organization named Wikia.
  • Home Secretary of UK was petitioned by jimmy in regard to his opposition to the extradition of Richard O’ Dowyer to the USA.

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