Jimmy Wales

1966 - Today

Jimmy Wales

Jimmy Donal "Jimbo" Wales (born August 7, 1966) is an American-British Internet entrepreneur. He is a co-founder of the online non-profit encyclopedia Wikipedia and the for-profit web hosting company Wikia.Wales was born in Huntsville, Alabama, where he attended Randolph School, a university-preparatory school. He earned bachelor's and master's degrees in finance from Auburn University and the University of Alabama respectively. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jimmy Wales has received more than 3,183,961 page views. His biography is available in 160 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 65th most popular inventor.

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  • 160

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  • 10.61

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 7.10

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among inventors, Jimmy Wales ranks 65 out of 323Before him are George Eastman, Henry Fox Talbot, Alexander Stepanovich Popov, Louis Renault, John Browning, and Henry Bessemer. After him are Frank Whittle, John Deere, Alberto Santos-Dumont, Thomas Savery, Oleg Antonov, and Percy Spencer.

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Among people born in 1966, Jimmy Wales ranks 2Before him is Mike Tyson. After him are Salma Hayek, Romário, Sophie Marceau, Luke Perry, David Cameron, Vincent Cassel, George Weah, Eric Cantona, Halle Berry, and Hristo Stoichkov.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Jimmy Wales ranks 603 out of 12,171Before him are Richard Meier (1934), John Wayne Gacy (1942), Robert Mitchum (1917), Black Dahlia (1924), Ed Harris (1950), and Bill Evans (1929). After him are Steven Weinberg (1933), James Cronin (1931), John Lee Hooker (1917), Robert Downey Jr. (1965), Caitlyn Jenner (1949), and Theodore Dreiser (1871).

Among INVENTORS In United States

Among inventors born in United States, Jimmy Wales ranks 18Before him are Isaac Singer (1811), Charles Goodyear (1800), Josephine Cochrane (1839), Les Paul (1915), George Eastman (1854), and John Browning (1855). After him are John Deere (1804), Percy Spencer (1894), Ray Tomlinson (1941), Leo Fender (1909), Jacque Fresco (1916), and Bob Kahn (1938).