You may not recognize Jimmy Wales by name alone, but you can be certain he has had an impact on your life. Five years ago, Wales was named as one of the world’s most influential people by Time magazine as the man behind Wikipedia — the online, crowdsourced encyclopedia that has become the default resource for curious fact and trivia seekers worldwide. Chronicling everything from Justin Bieber’s biography to the origin of nuclear physics, the site is a repository for unfathomable amounts of information — even if some of it isn’t always correct. As the digital age continues unfettered, we caught up with Wales on camera for a Flavorpill Interactive Interview, in which he shares his thoughts on Julian Assange, FourSquare, and the strangest things he’s seen on the site he brought to life.
Click on any question in the player below to receive an instant answer from Jimmy Wales. Then, be sure to check out more personalities in the Flavorpill Interactive Interview Series, including Sasha Grey, Moby, Tinie Tempah, and Michael Showalter.