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Jimmy Wales

Founder of Wikipedia

Recognized as a “Web Celeb” by Forbes, Jimmy Donal Wales is an influential Internet entrepreneur, wiki pioneer, and tech visionary. He is the Founder of Wikipedia, the largest free-content online encyclopedia, and the Wikimedia Foundation. He co-founded Fandom (formerly Wikia), a top 20 website offering pop culture communities. His latest venture, WikiTribune Social, is a unique ad-free platform designed to enhance online conversations in a trust-based social network.

Wales is also a prominent figure in the discourse surrounding Generative AI like ChatGPT and its impact on the knowledge ecosystem, offering insights derived from his extensive experience with online communities. He holds degrees from Auburn University and the University of Alabama.

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