Jimmy Wales
Jimmy Wales
Real Name/Full Name Jimmy Donal Jimbo Wales
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Jimmy Wales
Birth Place: Huntsville, Alabama, U. S.
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 7 August 1966
Age/How Old: 57 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 168 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 6″
Weight: In Kilograms – 75 Kg
In Pounds – 165 lbs
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Brown
Parents Name: Father – Jimmy Wales
Mother – Doris Ann
Siblings: N/A
School: Randolph School
College: Auburn University, University of Alabama, Indiana University
Religion: Christian
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Kate Garvey (m. 2012), Christine Rohan (m. 1997–2010), Pamela Green
Kids/Children Name: Kira Wales, Ada Wales
Profession: Internet entrepreneur and former financial trader
Net Worth: $12 million
Last Updated: May 2024

Jimmy Wales is a very successful and well-established entrepreneur who plays a vital role in the very popular website company Wikipedia. He works as the president of the company Wikipedia Inc . and is also one of the Wikimedia Foundation board members. He also plays a vital role in several other successful companies like Guardian Media Group, Creative Commons Sunlight Foundation, MIT Center for Collective Intelligence, etc.

Well, how well do you know about Jimmy Wales? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Jimmy Wales’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Jimmy Wales to date.

Biography and Early Life

Jimmy Donal Wales was born and brought up in Huntsville, Alabama, to father Jimmy Wales and mother, Doris Ann. There is not much knowledge about his childhood or any siblings.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Jimmy Wales in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Jimmy Wales’s age is 54 years old as of today’s date 24th May 2024 having been born on 7 August 1966. Though, he is 5′ 6″ in feet and inches and 168 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 165 lbs in Pound and 75 kg in Kilograms.


Jimmy Wales completed high school at the Randolph School, following which he joined the Auburn University for a bachelor’s degree and went to the University of Alabama to complete his masters. He also pursued a Ph.D. from the Indiana University.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Jimmy Wales With Wife Kate Garvey
Jimmy Wales With Wife Kate Garvey

Jimmy Wales has been married thrice. He got married to Pamela Green first. However, they got divorced in 1993, following which Wales got married to Christine Rohan in 1997, and they together have a daughter. His second marriage ended in 2010, after which he got married to Kate Garvey. The couple has been blessed with two daughters.

Is Jimmy Wales Gay?

Jimmy Wales is not gay; he has been married thrice and has three daughters from his second and third marriage.

Professional Career

Jimmy Wales started as an employee of the Chicago Options Associates in the year 1994; however, after a year, he, along with some of his friends, went on to establish an Internet-based company called Bomis based on the success of Netscape’s IPO. Under his supervision and guidance, the company flourished, and he started investing in several other companies.

In the year 2001, he, alongside entrepreneur Larry Sanger, decided to launch an online information website called Nupedia which they later made a non-profit organization and changed its name to Wikipedia. The website became immensely popular for searching for information about famous people and organizations.

In the year 2003, Jimmy Wales started the Wikimedia Foundation. Over the years, he has been drawn into some controversies regarding the misuse of the funds of the company. Later in 2008, he established a firm called Wikia and served as a member of the board for several successful companies like Guardian Media Group, Creative Commons Sunlight Foundation, MIT Center for Collective Intelligence, etc.

Apart from the business, he is also a very successful writer and has published a few books. He is a very influential and inspiring entrepreneur and is a member of the World Economic Forum.


  • In 2014 Jimmy Wales received the UK Tech4Good Award as well as the Mohammed bin Rashid Knowledge Award.
  • He has also received the Honorary Citizenship of Esino Lario, followed by the British Academy’s President’s Medal in 2017.
  • He has also received awards like the Global Brand Icon of the Year Award, Leonardo European Corporate Learning Award, Pioneer Award, Gottlieb Duttweiler Prize, etc.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Jimmy Wales in 2024

Jimmy Wales Net Worth
Jimmy Wales Net Worth

Jimmy Wales has been the winner of the David Dan Prize, in which he was awarded an amount of $1 million. His investments in several companies, Guardian Media Group, Creative Commons Sunlight Foundation, MIT Center, etc., bring in a substantial sum. He has also benefited immensely from the Wikipedia organization and is one of the most successful Internet entrepreneurs in this era. He has also won several honorary awards and prizes for his contribution to the world of the Internet. As of 2024, he has a net worth of $12 million which he gathered through his contribution to the internet.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • Jimmy Wales has been featured in the Time Magazine in the list of 100 Most Influential People in the World.
  • Wales has also been a chairperson at the World Economic Forum owing to his contribution to the World of the Internet.

Jimmy Wales is a well-established and very successful Internet entrepreneur who has co-founded the viral website Wikipedia. For his work, he has been respected with several honorary titles and awards. He also made Wikipedia a non-profit organization which is a very generous contribution. He is also regarded as an Internet celebrity who helped millions of students across the globe with his non-profit organization.


  1. Dear Mr Wales

    You’ll be pleased to know that I responded with a donation for Wikipedia to remain accessible for the World (your intended audience) to use. All the credit and thanks goes to you.

    Happy 55th Birthday, Jimmy Wales, three days ago.



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