Jimmy Wales

Founder, Wikipedia, World’s 5th Most Visited Website
Founder, Wikitribune
U.S. Internet Entrepreneur and Wiki Pioneer
One of TIME Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People”

About

Leading technology futurist and Wikipedia and WikiTribune Founder

Jimmy Wales is one of the most sought after visionaries in business and technology. Wikipedia is the 5th Most Popular Website in the WORLD, moving towards the goal of free access for all to the sum of human knowledge.  WikiTribune is a groundbreaking ad-free global news platform, providing evidence-based journalism at a time when the world sorely needs it.

When audiences meet Wales, outspoken and defiant in his protection of transformative ideas, they understand why he is compared to historic greats like Gutenberg.  Hailed as “thoughtful and visionary,” “inspiring,” and “absolutely WONDERFUL,” event planners cite Wales’ optimism for the future and masterful ability to speak on issues ranging from censorship, Artificial Intelligence, automation, the media, and disruption, as elements that make him a standout speaker. 

Named one of TIME’s “100 Most Influential People,” Jimmy Wales was also acknowledged by the World Economic Forum — the foremost global gathering of political, business and cultural leaders — as one of the top 250 leaders across the world for his professional accomplishments, his commitment to society, and his potential to contribute to shaping the future of the world.