Thank You/Jimmy Wales

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Jimmy Wales

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Wikipedia is the #5 site on the web and serves 450 million different people every month – with billions of page views.

Wikipedia is something special. It is like a library or a public park. It is like a temple for the mind. It is a place we can all go to think, to learn, to share our knowledge with others.

When I founded Wikipedia, I could have made it into a for-profit company with advertising banners, but I decided to do something different. We’ve worked hard over the years to keep it lean and tight. We fulfill our mission efficiently.

Thank you for supporting the Wikipedia community,

Jimmy Wales

Video Attribution: The Impact of Wikipedia - Jimmy Wales by Victor Grigas, under CC-BY-SA 3.0 Unported, from Wikimedia Commons.

Image Attribution: Jimmy Wales by Chris Floyd, under CC-BY-SA 3.0 Unported, from Wikimedia Commons.

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