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Jimmy Donal "Jimbo" Wales (/ˈdʒɪmi ˈdoʊnəl ˈweɪlz/; born August 7, 1966) is an American Internet entrepreneur. He is 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, where he attended Randolph School, a university-preparatory school. Later, he earned bachelor's and master's degrees in Finance from Auburn University and the University of Alabama, respectively.

  • Jimbo (online moniker)
  • Jimmy Wales: The birth of Wikipedia, TED, 2005
  • Q&A with Jimmy Wales, C-SPAN, 2005
  • Lecture Jimmy Wales: Understanding failure as a route to success, Maastricht University, 2015
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  • Wikimedia Foundation
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