Who is Tim Berners-Lee and what is his net worth 2018? An English engineer, Sir Timothy John Berners-Lee, also known as TimBL, is a computer scientist. He is well renowned as the creator of World Wide Web. In March 1989, he made an offering for an information management system and he executed the 1st successful communication between a Hypertext Transfer Protocol i.e. HTTP client and server through the internet in the mid of November the same year.
He is the director of W3C i.e. World Wide Web Consortium, which supervises the pursued advancement of the Web. With all this success, we are left with an open question that what is the net worth of Tim Berners-Lee? Let’s have a look on the income profile and some more details about him. In London, England, United Kingdom, Tim Berners-Lee was born on 8th June, 1955 to parents Mary Lee Woods and Conway.
In 1990, Berners-Lee was married to Nancy Carlson. They had 2 children but in 2011, they got divorced. In 2014 in London, he married Rosemary Leith, director of the World Wide Web Foundation.
While in Geneva, he offered a project related to the conception of hypertext to ease sharing and updating data among researchers. To elaborate it, he made a prototype system called ENQUIRE. He went on to work at Image Computer System, Ltd of John Poole after leaving CERN in late 1980. For 3 years, he ran the technical side of company.
In March 1989, he wrote his offer and redistributed in 1990. It then was welcomed by Mike Sendall, his manager. He used identical ideas to those latent the ENQUIRE system to make the World Wide Web, for which he designed and made the 1st Web browser. At CERN, the 1st web site was created. He founded the W3C in 1994.
He and Professor Nigel Shadbolt are the 2 main persons behind data.gov.uk, a UK government project to open up almost all information received for official purposes for free re-use. He launched the World Wide Web Foundation in November 2009. At Oxford University, he joined the Department of Computer Science as a professional research associate and as an associate of Christ Church, one of the Oxford colleges.
In 1995, Tim Berners-Lee has won The Software System Award from the Association for Computing Machinery. By the Time Magazine in 1999, he was named as one of the 100 Most Important People of the 20th century. In 2004, he was made the Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the New Year Honours. He has won many awards in his life.
He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for his advanced work in 2004. He has acquired enormous number of other awards for his invention. During the 2012 Summer Olympics opening ceremony, he was honoured as the “Inventor of the WWW”. For inventing the WWW, he has acquired the 2016 Turing Award, the 1st web browser, and the basic set of rules and algorithms permitting the Web to scale.
Net Worth of Tim Berners-Lee
The net worth of Tim Berners-Lee has been estimated to be $55 million approximately. He has acquired this huge amount of net worth by becoming a computer scientist and innovator of WWW. His hard work, determination and success are responsible for having this great amount of wealth with him. He is one of the successful and richest computer scientists.
Tim Berners-Lee is the creator of World Wide Web. He has acquired many awards and achievements in his life.