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    Jimmy Donal Wales (born August 7, 1966), also known on Wikipedia by the nickname Jimbo Wales, is an American–British [3] Internet entrepreneur, webmaster, and former financial trader. He is a co-founder of the online non-profit encyclopedia Wikipedia and the for-profit wiki hosting service Fandom (formerly Wikia).

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    • Kate Garvey

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  2. Jimmy Donal "Jimbo" Wales; born August 7, 1966 [3]) is an American-born . He is one of the people who started [4] [5] Wales was born in Huntsville, Alabama, United States. There, he went to Randolph School. He then earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in finance. In 1996, he and two partners started Bomis.

    • ≈US$1 million (2014)
    • Jimbo (screen name)
  3. Nov 15, 2023 · Jimmy Wales (born August 8, 1966, Huntsville, Alabama, U.S. [ see Researcher’s Note ]) American entrepreneur, who cofounded Wikipedia, a free Internet -based encyclopaedia operating under an open-source management style. Wales received degrees in finance from Auburn University (B.S.) and the University of Alabama (M.S.).

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  4. Feb 7, 2014 · Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales. Photograph: Suki Dhanda for the Observer The Observer Jimmy Wales Interview Wikipedia's Jimmy Wales: 'It's true, I'm not a billionaire. So?' –...

    • Founder's Seat on The Foundation Board
    • Arbitration Committee
    • Mediation Committee
    • Banning Users
    • Blocking and Unblocking Users
    • User Rights

    Since 2008, Jimmy Wales is (additionally to the Chairman Emeritus) granted the "Founder's seat" on the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees, the ultimate corporate authority of the Wikimedia Foundation. Although Wales founded Wikipedia together with Larry Sanger, there is only one Founder's seat on the board.The creation of the founder seat posit...

    The members of the Arbitration Committee were originally appointed by Wales, and he at one time asserted the right to overrule or even dissolve the Committee. When it was founded in 2004, he said that he expected to exercise this right "basically never". In June 2008, Wales once again asserted the power to overrule the Committee if he deemed it nec...

    The original members of the Mediation Committee were appointed by Wales in December 2003, at the same time as the original Arbitrators were selected. All new mediator nominations were subject to the final approval of Wales, although he rarely commented on nominations and has never overturned a consensus of the Committee. Jimbo held a subscription t...

    Historically, Wikipedia:Banning policy § Authority to ban included a line that stated: Jimbo Wales retains the authority to ban editors. In April 2022, Jimbo Wales removed this line from the policy at his own volition, stating in a village pump discussion regarding that line: In order to prevent any further controversy on the immediate question, th...

    When he was an administrator on the English Wikipedia, Wales had the technical ability to block editors. However, in August 2009 he decided to permanently renounce these powers. In May 2010, he used them again. On 21 September 2011, he unblocked an IP"Limited unblock for purpose of participating on my talk page only".

    Until April 2023, Wales had the technical ability, through the unique permissions flag of "founder", to add and remove all user rights. Wales has not invoked this power often, and his most recent for-cause removals of admin rights, in 2008, provoked varying amounts of controversy.The question of whether the English Wikipedia community could revoke ...

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