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Fact #1: Wikipedia is run by a non-profit organization, the Wikimedia Foundation.
Fact #2: Even though Wikipedia is one of the five most visited websites in the world, we employ fewer than 35 people.
Fact #3: We support more than 100,000 volunteers who have contributed 14.3 million articles in 270 languages.
Fact #4: We exist so that every single human being can freely share in the sum of all knowledge.
Fact #5: We depend on support from donors like you to keep Wikipedia running, and to keep it free. We ask only once a year – now is the time.

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