Jimmy Donal Wales

Founder & Chairman Emeritus at Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.

Jimmy Donal Wales

Jimmy Donal Wales

Founder & Chairman Emeritus at Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.

Overview
Career Highlights

TPO Holdings Ltd.
Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.
Wikia, Inc.

RelSci Relationships

850

Primary Location

Saint Petersburg, FL

Number of Boards

13

Birthday

08/08/1966 - Huntsville, AL, United States

Age

51

Number of Awards

12

Relationships
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Treasurer & Trustee at Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.

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Chair, Board of Trustees at Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.

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Prosecretary of Administration at National University of La Plata

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Co-Founder at The Mitchell Kapor Foundation

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Wikia, Inc.

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Investor at Daylife, Inc.

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Director at Harvard University - Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics

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Secretary, Board of Trustees at Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.

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Chair at Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.

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Vice President-Business Operations & Strategy at Yelp, Inc.

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Freud Communications Ltd. provides public relations, crisis management, brand development and event-planning services. Its clients include PepsiCo International, Prada, Time Warner Europe and Pizza Hut. The company was founded in 1985 by Matthew R. Freud and is headquartered in London, UK.

Education
Bachelor's Degree in Finance

Auburn University (AU or Auburn) is a public university located in Auburn, Alabama, United States. With more than 25,000 students and 1,200 faculty members, it is one of the largest universities in the state. Auburn was chartered on February 7, 1856, as the East Alabama Male College, a private liberal arts school affiliated with the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. In 1872, the college became the state's first public land-grant university under the Morrill Act and was renamed the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Alabama. In 1892, the college became the first four-year coeducational school in the state. The curriculum at the university originally focused on arts and agriculture. This trend changed under the guidance of Dr. William Leroy Broun, who taught classics and sciences and believed both disciplines were important in the overall growth of the university and the individual. The college was renamed the Alabama Polytechnic Institute (API) in 1899, largely because of Dr. Broun’s influence. The college continued expanding, and in 1960 its name was officially changed to Auburn University to acknowledge the varied academic programs and larger curriculum of a major university. In 1964, under Federal Court mandate AU admitted its first African American Student. It had been popularly known as "Auburn" for many years. Auburn is among the few American universities designated as a land-grant, sea-grant, and space-grant research center.

Master's Degree in Finance

The University of Alabama is a student-centered research university and an academic community united in its commitment to enhancing the quality of life for all Alabamians. Founded in 1831 as Alabama's first public college, The University of Alabama is dedicated to excellence in teaching, research and service. We provide a creative, nurturing campus environment where our students can become the best individuals possible, can learn from the best and brightest faculty, and can make a positive difference in the community, the state and the world. The University of Alabama family has always expected great things. After all, we are our state’s flagship university — the Capstone of higher education.

PhD Finance Program

Indiana University is a major multi-campus public research institution, grounded in the liberal arts and sciences, and a world leader in professional, medical, and technological education. Indiana University’s mission is to provide broad access to undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education for students throughout Indiana, the United States, and the world, as well as outstanding academic and cultural programs and student services. Indiana University seeks to create dynamic partnerships with the state and local communities in economic, social, and cultural development and to offer leadership in creative solutions for 21st century problems. Indiana University strives to achieve full diversity, and to maintain friendly, collegial, and humane environments, with a strong commitment to academic freedom.

Memberships
Member
Current

The Berkman Center was founded to explore cyberspace, share in its study, and help pioneer its development. The Berkman Center's mission is to explore and understand cyberspace; to study its development, dynamics, norms, and standards; and to assess the need or lack thereof for laws and sanctions.

Member
2007 - Prior

Every year the World Economic Forum reviews thousands of nominations to find the most accomplished and inspiring young leaders to join the Forum of Young Global Leaders. The Forum of Young Global Leaders is a unique, multistakeholder community of more than 700 exceptional young leaders who share a commitment to shaping the global future. Young Global Leaders represent the future of leadership, coming from all regions of the world and representing business, government, civil society, arts & culture, academia and media, as well as social entrepreneurs. Set up as an independent not-for-profit foundation, under the supervision of the Swiss Government, the Forum of Young Global Leaders works in close cooperation with the World Economic Forum to integrate young leaders into deep interaction with other stakeholders of global society.

Career History
Founder & Chairman Emeritus
2003 - Current

Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. operates online collaborative wiki projects. The firm is a nonprofit charitable organization dedicated to encouraging the growth, development and distribution of free, multilingual, educational content, and to providing the content of wiki-based projects to the public free of charge. Its projects include Wikipedia, Wiktionary, Wikiquote, Wikibooks, Wikisource, Wikimedia Commons, Wikispecies, Wikinews, Wikiversity, Wikimedia Incubator, and Meta-Wiki. The company was founded by Jimmy Donal Wales in 2003 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

Berkman Emeritus
Current

The Berkman Center was founded to explore cyberspace, share in its study, and help pioneer its development. The Berkman Center's mission is to explore and understand cyberspace; to study its development, dynamics, norms, and standards; and to assess the need or lack thereof for laws and sanctions.

Founder
2004 - Prior

Wikia, Inc. provides online consumer publishing platforms. It offers content in the areas of console and mobile games, movies, cable and streaming TV shows, comics, books, lifestyle, big movie franchises, sporting events, anticipated book releases, fashion trends and DIY, food and drink recipes, current events, video games, movies, cars, cooking, crafts, education, travel, fashion and technology. The company was founded by Jimmy Donal Wales Angela Beesley Starling in 2006 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

Boards & Committees
Non-Executive Director
2014 - Current

TPO Holdings Ltd. operates a mobile virtual network that provides mobile phone services in the United Kingdom. It offers services to customers the opportunity to support their favorite causes and receive updates on how their money is being spent, while businesses can fulfill their corporate social responsibility commitments. The company was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom

Director
2006 - Current

Wikia, Inc. provides online consumer publishing platforms. It offers content in the areas of console and mobile games, movies, cable and streaming TV shows, comics, books, lifestyle, big movie franchises, sporting events, anticipated book releases, fashion trends and DIY, food and drink recipes, current events, video games, movies, cars, cooking, crafts, education, travel, fashion and technology. The company was founded by Jimmy Donal Wales Angela Beesley Starling in 2006 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

Member, Board of Directors
Current

Elbi’s a tech startup that empowers you to create, donate and connect with people who need you. HQ in London is the home of a team of philanthropic tech lovers, founded by Natalia Vodianova and Timon Afinsky, and led by a CEO formerly of Google and Facebook. They’re harnessing tech for good. And They’re very, very passionate about it.

Member, Board of Trustees
2003 - Current

Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. operates online collaborative wiki projects. The firm is a nonprofit charitable organization dedicated to encouraging the growth, development and distribution of free, multilingual, educational content, and to providing the content of wiki-based projects to the public free of charge. Its projects include Wikipedia, Wiktionary, Wikiquote, Wikibooks, Wikisource, Wikimedia Commons, Wikispecies, Wikinews, Wikiversity, Wikimedia Incubator, and Meta-Wiki. The company was founded by Jimmy Donal Wales in 2003 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

Member, Board of Directors
Current

Creative Commons is a nonprofit organization that enables the sharing and use of creativity and knowledge through free legal tools.Their free, easy-to-use copyright licenses provide a simple, standardized way to give the public permission to share and use their creative work on conditions of their choice. CC licenses let them easily change their copyright terms from the default of all rights reserved to some rights reserved.Creative Commons licenses are not an alternative to copyright. They work alongside copyright and enable them to modify their copyright terms to best suit their needs.

Member, Advisory Board
Current

The Sunlight Foundation is a nonpartisan nonprofit founded in 2006 that uses the power of the Internet to catalyze greater government openness and transparency.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$100 - $249
2013

Creative Commons is a nonprofit organization that enables the sharing and use of creativity and knowledge through free legal tools.Their free, easy-to-use copyright licenses provide a simple, standardized way to give the public permission to share and use their creative work on conditions of their choice. CC licenses let them easily change their copyright terms from the default of all rights reserved to some rights reserved.Creative Commons licenses are not an alternative to copyright. They work alongside copyright and enable them to modify their copyright terms to best suit their needs.

Political Donations
$500
2009

Founder at Be The Change, Inc.

Investments
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Socialtext, Inc. provides enterprise social software solutions. The firm’s enterprise social software platform allows employees to share expertise and speed workflows. The company was founded by Edward M. Vielmetti, Adina Levin, Ross Mayfield and Peter Kaminski in December 2002 and is headquartered in Palo Alto, CA.

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Wikia, Inc. provides online consumer publishing platforms. It offers content in the areas of console and mobile games, movies, cable and streaming TV shows, comics, books, lifestyle, big movie franchises, sporting events, anticipated book releases, fashion trends and DIY, food and drink recipes, current events, video games, movies, cars, cooking, crafts, education, travel, fashion and technology. The company was founded by Jimmy Donal Wales Angela Beesley Starling in 2006 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

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Awards & Honors
2011
Gottlieb Duttweiler Prize
Rank #50
2009
2009
Nokia Foundation Award
Events
Speaker
Stuart Regen Visionary Series

Speaker
2018 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting

Speaker
San Francisco, CA, United States
2013 RSA Conference USA

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