According to Slahsdot, the chairwoman (for once !!) of the Wikipedia foundation said that :
"At this point, Wikipedia has the financial resources to run its servers for about 3 to 4 months. If we do not find additional funding, it is not impossible that Wikipedia might disappear". They say they need $5 million a year to sustain operations, and they only (!!) have for the moment 1.1$ million.
Maybe it is only a way to scare people to boost donations, maybe... But imagine one moment the now independent 1.6 million articles encyclopedia bought by some greedy global company... imagine that someone could control "the truth". Sadly this is maybe already happening, Wikilobbying is a fact.