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Jimmy WALES

American Jimmy WALES

born Jimmy Donal WALES

American Internet entrepreneur, co-founder and promoter of the online non-profit encyclopedia Wikipedia

Source :  Tim DOWLING

Born: on August 07, 1966 in Huntsville, Alabama, USA


Biography

Wales was born in Huntsville, Alabama, shortly before midnight on August 7, 1966; however, his birth certificate lists his date of birth as the 8th. His father, Jimmy, worked as a grocery store manager, while his mother, Doris Ann (née Dudley), and his grandmother, Erma, ran the House of Learning, a small private school in the tradition of the one-room schoolhouse, where Wales and his three siblings received their early education.

As a child, Wales was a keen reader with an acute intellectual curiosity. When he was three, his mother bought a World Book Encyclopedia from a door-to-door salesman. As he grew up and learned to read, it became an object of reverence.

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