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About Jimmy Wales

Meet Jimmy Wales, Founder of Wikipedia

Jimmy Donal Wales, ranked as a "Web Celeb" by Forbes Magazine, is a pioneering force in the digital realm. Wales not only founded the wiki-based site Wikipedia — the fifth most popular website globally — but also spearheaded the Wikimedia Foundation, a nonprofit charitable organization dedicated to free, multilingual content for the masses. 

Wikipedia is an internet-based community project that harnesses the power of public, free, collective knowledge. Unlike traditional web pages designed purely for static content, Wikipedia operates on a wiki model, allowing users from around the globe to create and edit entries collaboratively. At the start of the company's history, founder Jimmy Wales envisioned Wikipedia as a space to facilitate creativity and collaborative knowledge. This dynamic platform has expanded significantly since its inception.