Net Worth: $50 Million
- Birth Place London, England United Kingdom
- Full Name Timothy John Berners-Lee
- Nationality British
- Date of Birth 8 June 1955
- Occupation Computer scientist
- Education The Queen's College, Oxford, University of Oxford, Emanuel School
Around 1989, he managed to establish a connection between a client and a server through the use of Internet by using Hyper Text Protocol (HTTP). He is the director of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and is also the founder of the World Wide Web Foundation. He is a senior researcher at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory and hols its Founders Chair. Tim is also the director at the Web Science Research Initiative (WSRI).
He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2004 for his work. At the United States national Academy of Sciences, he was elected as the foreign associate. During the 2012 Summer Olympics, he was honoured as the Inventor of the World Wide Web during the opening ceremony. In 1999, he published “Weaving the Web: The Original Design and Ultimate Destiny of the World Wide Web” with Mark Fischetti. In 2006, with other authors such as W Hall, J Hendler, N Shadbolt and D Weitzner, he published “Computer Science: Enhanced: Creating a Science of the Web”.
John Berners-Lee published “Long Live the Web” in 2010. Harvard University honoured him with the Doctor of Science degree on 26th May 2011. In the same year, he was invited to the IEEE Intelligent Systems’ Hall of Fame. Berners-Lee was inducted into the “Internet Hall of Fame” by the Internet Society in 2012. In 2013 he received the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering.