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Jimmy Wales aka Wikipedia Founder

wikipedia founderMy blog covers a lot of subjects about self-improvement, relationship development advice and techniques, sales techniques, life coaching, business coaching, and biographies of entrepreneurs. I love to read about entrepreneurs and successful people and learn how they made it to the top.

Today’s post is inspired by the founder of the Wikipedia website: Jimmy Wales. When it comes to human resources and finances, how big do you think Wikipedia is? Here is what I found out on their website: Google might have close to a million servers. Yahoo has something like 13,000 staff. We have 679 servers and 95 staff. Wikipedia is the #5 site on the web and serves 450 million different people every month – with billions of page views. Commerce is fine. Advertising is not evil. But it doesn’t belong here. Not in Wikipedia.

Wikipedia is something special. It is like a library or a public park. It is like a temple for the mind. It is a place we can all go to think, to learn, to share our knowledge with others. When he founded Wikipedia, Jimmy Wales said  he could have made it into a for-profit company with advertising banners, but he decided to do something different. They’ve worked hard over the years to keep it lean and tight and fulfill their mission.

So who is the man behind Wikipedia and how did he get it there? Here is what we found out from

Jimmy Wales is an American entrepreneur and the founder as well as the promoter of the online encyclopedia Wikipedia. He was born on 7 august, 1966 in Huntsville, Alabama in the US. He is the holder of Bachelor as well as the Master’s degree in finance. While pursuing his graduation, he taught at two different universities but left it early before the completion of his PhD, basically to take a job in finance. Jimmy Wales is been considered as the co-founder of the Wikipedia. He too carries a history of getting married twice and has a daughter with his second wife, Christine. He plays the essential role for creating the largest, Wikipedia which also stands as Jimmy Wales net worth. His name is influential in the list of the world’s popular name. This chap from US started to live his life early. As he started to work as a grocery store manager with the support of his mother earnings and his three siblings have received their education from the small school in their society.

In his childhood Jimmy was the keen reader with different kind of traits carrying a minute intellectual curiosity. jimmy wales and wikipediaEducation was always a passion in his household so in spite of the expensive studies he took the pain to complete his studies. In the early, 1994 he started to work with Chicago Options Associates and Bomis. Wales has clearly described himself as a net savvy that means addicted to the internet and his favorite pastime is to write the internet codes, his special and innovative hobby. During his academics, he became a passionate player of the multi-user Dungeons. After recognizing his inner strengths he finally took the decision to become an internet entrepreneur. Actually, it was him who founded the web portal. Jimmy Wales was commonly known as the “Playboy of Internet”. It was through Bomis which funded him to pursue his great passion that is to run an online encyclopedia. The most innovative idea behind it was to hire thousands of writers who can accurately write the articles for an online encyclopedia. Jimmy Wales net worth can be easily sorted out from various innovations that he has provided to the world.

After the development of the online encyclopedia, he himself felt and analyzed that Wikipedia has got the true potential in building the knowledge as he dreamt of. Jimmy Wales considers himself as the sole founder of the Wikipedia in the mid of 2003 he set up his Wikipedia, as the non-profit organization. If there is any rise in the language English then it is just because of Jimmy Wales because it is him who said that English has become the second leading language. World-wide the number of people is increasing day by day for speaking the language English and it is an easy task for them who can speak in English can also operate computers.



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