Wales earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in finance from Auburn University and the University of Alabama respectively. In graduate school, Wales taught at two universities; he departed before completing a PhD to take a job in finance and later worked as the research director of Chicago Options Associates.
Age: Jimmy Wales was born on August 7, 1966.
Parents: Jimmy Wales’ father was a grocery store manager and his mother ran a private school called the House of Learning.
Marriage: Jimmy Wales has been married three times. His first marriage was to Pamela Green from 1986 to 1993. His second marriage was to Christine Rohan from 1997 to 2011. He married Kate Garvey in 2012.
Children: Jimmy Wales has three daughters.
Siblings: Jimmy Wales has three siblings.
Career: Jimmy Wales is best known as the major founder of Wikipedia, a groundbreaking open-forum online encyclopedia. He is also the president of Fandom (formerly Wikia), a wiki hosting service, and chair emeritus of the Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit funding arm of Wikipedia.
Social Media: Jimmy Wales is active on Twitter (@jimmy_wales) and Instagram (@jimmydonalwales).
Net Worth: According to Celebrity Net Worth, Jimmy Wales has an estimated net worth of $10 million.