QUOTE(thekohser @ Mon 5th December 2011, 9:31am)
QUOTE(Text @ Thu 9th September 2010, 6:14am)
It is generally said that when someone becomes rich out of nowhere, the wealth he or she has accumulated was accumulated with the use of not so legal means. How did Jimbo manage to be rich? His autobiography says "speculating on interest-rate and foreign-currency fluctuations". He managed to support his wife and himself for the rest of their life with the constant change of dollars to euro, and euro to dollars?
The notion of Wales earning enough on currency speculation models to "support his wife and himself for the rest of their life" is rather a myth. This came out in public documents
related to the divorce of said wife.
Holy cow! The "rest of their lives" independent wealth claim seems to finally be gone! Congratulations Skomorokh on finally being truthful
on one of the most important BLPs in Wikipedia. What did it take, about five years?
Yes kids, this means reality has changed:The two founders of Wikipedia were not independently wealthy at the time Wikipedia was created.
Note to future wiki writers: just because an article in Wired magazine says something, doesn't mean it's true (I'd be hoping your sixth grade teachers or your mom and dad would tell you that, but better to learn it late than never).