Laureates 2015

2015 Present - The Information Revolution

Jimmy Wales

Jimmy Wales Fundraiser-Appeal-Wikimedia-CommonsMr. Jimmy Wales is the founder of Wikipedia and member of the Board of Trustees, Wikimedia Foundation.

Wikipedia is a non-profit free content Internet encyclopedia that uses peer-reviewed collaboration as its source of content. It is the world’s largest encyclopedia. His stated motivation for creating Wikipedia was to create a world “in which every single person on the planet is given free access to the sum of all human knowledge.” 

Mr. Wales is a Fellow of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School. He received an honorary doctorate from Knox College of Illinois, was presented with a Pioneer Award from the Electronic Frontier Foundation and is member of the ISOC Internet Hall of Fame.