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Tim Berners-Lee Biography, Age, Wife, Children, Family, Wiki & More

Updated On : March 12, 2019

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Short Biography

Tim Berners-Lee was born on 08-06-1955 in London, England, United Kingdom. He is an English/British Computer Scientist, Engineer, Professor, Scientist, Inventor & Founder of WWW (World Wide Web).

Other Name: TBL, TimBL, Sir Timothy John Berners-Lee
Other Professions: Engineer Professor Scientist Inventor Founder

Tim Berners-Lee Complete Bio & Career

Tim Berners-Lee is an extraordinary computer scientist. Also referred as TimBL, he belongs to England. He is the creator of the marvelous WWW (World Wide Web). Raised an Anglican, he turned away from religion in his youth. After having children, he became a Unitarian Universalist. Born in London, England, he attended Sheen Mount Primary School. He attended the Emanuel School in London from 1969 to 1973 before going to Queen’s College, Oxford to receive Bachelor of Arts degree in physics which he passed with first class.
Bernes-Lee worked as an Engineer at Plessey in Poole, Dorset. Then he started as an independent contractor at CERN in June 1980 before he went to work at incumbent John Poole’s Image Computer Systems in Bournemouth. He gained experience in computer networking here before returning to CERN in 1984. Knighted by Queen Elizabeth II, he is the WWW (World Wide Web) Consortium director and the founder of the World Wide Web Consortium. He is a senior researcher and holder of the founder's Chair at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory.
Berners-Lee has bagged a number of honours and awards. Appointed as the Order of Merit by the Queen in 2007, he was the elected Fellow of the Royal Society in 2001. Manchester,  Yale and Harvard Universities have conferred honorary degrees on him. In 2017 he was bestowed with the Turing Award for inventing the WWW (World Wide Web).

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Tim Berners-Lee Family, Relatives and Other Relations

He was born to Conway Berners-Lee and Mary Lee Woods.He married Nancy Carlson in 1990. The couple though divorced in 2011 and together they had two children. In 2014, he went through a second marriage with Rosemary Leith who is the director of the WWW (World Wide Web) Foundation and a fellow at Harvard University’s Palace in London.

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Skin Colour White
Eye Colour Blue
Hair Colour Salt & Pepper (Half Bald)

Personal Info

Home Town London
Nationality British
Religion Christian
Address London, England
School Emanuel School, London
College The Queen's College, Oxford
Qualification BA
Hobbies Reading
Marital Status Married
Salary N/A
Net Worth $60 Million
Official Website www.w3.org


Car Collections Bentley and Rolls Royce


Favorite Sport Football

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Tim Berners-Lee

  • He received a knighthood in 2004 from Queen Elizabeth II.
  • He was honored during the opening ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics which were held in London.
  • He in an interview admitted that the pair of slashes (//) that he designed in web addresses were actually unnecessary. He said he could have designed URLs without them, but at that point of time, he didn't realised that at that point of time.
  • He was one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Important People of the 20th Century.

Tim Berners-Lee Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

68 years, 10months, 16 days old age Tim Berners-Lee will turn 69 on 08 June, 2024. Only 1 months, 14 days, 10 hours,46 minutes has left for his next birthday.

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Tim Berners-Lee has celebrated the total number of 69 birthdays till date. See the analysis by days count and bar graph.

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