Founder and Chair Emeritus, Board of Trustees, Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit corporation that operates Wikipedia free online encyclopaedia and several other wiki projects. Founder, Wikia.com. Named one of 100 Most Influential People in the World, Time Magazine (2006). In 2014 was appointed Co-Chairman of The People’s Operator, a UK based mobile operator that enables the user to donate 10% of their phone bill to a cause of their choice without paying more for their phone plan in order to do this. Wales is currently living in London, where he intends to make his permanent home.