Jimmy Wales is an American Internet entrepreneur best known for helping to start up the web-based encyclopedia, Wikipedia. Born in Huntsville, Alabama, Wales earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees in business from Auburn University and the University of Alabama, respectively. He began his career as a futures and options trader in Chicago, then, in the mid 1990s, turned his attention to the burgeoning Internet.
Top Stories on Time.com
- 'It's Like a War Zone': Horror and Heroism After Tornado Guts Oklahoma
- Rana Foroohar on Apple's Tax Dodge: Tech Is Officially the New Corporate Bad Guy
- Gay Boy Scouts Employee: I Can't Live A Lie Any Longer
- Carney Under Siege: No Rest for Press Sec Amid Scandals
- Yahoo's Tumblr Deal: Here's Who Hit the Billion-Dollar Jackpot