May 20, 2022

Israel: Wikipedia Co-Founder Jimmy Wales Named 2015 Dan David Prize Laureate, Awarded $1 Million Prize

From JTA:

Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales will receive the Dan David Prize and $1 million for his contribution to the information resolution.

Tel Aviv University on Tuesday announced the recipients of the international prize, which annually makes three awards for outstanding achievement in the categories of past, present and future time dimensions. Each award in a category is $1 million.

Wales was recognized in the Present Time Dimension: The Information Revolution. 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,” according to a statement from the prize committee.

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