Edward Snowden Bio, Age, Weight, Height, Facts, Controversies, Net worth, Family Tree, Personal life
Today we bring to you one o the most notorious personalities from America. The personality in question is known by name of Edward Snowden with whom literally almost all of America is well aware of. Edward Snowden was a computer professional who worked formerly at American National Security Agency as a subcontractor. He got infamous all because of him blowing the whistle on the propaganda and unethical activities of his employer; The American government. The reason that he gave about these leaks were that he thought of their activities to be disturbing and he decided that the world had the right to know of it. He reveled that NSA was involved in doing Domestic Surveillance Practices which was highly unethical and illegal and invasion of personal privacy. They were doing all of this in name of gaining evidence.
After the leaks, Snowden was afraid for his safety and fled to Hong Kong where he met with a reporter of The Guardian and got him to print his finding and the world was never the same after that.
Snowden is currently living under political asylum of Russia and stands strongly beside his decision of leaking the information. The documentary titled ‘CitizenFour” based on Edward Snowden was made in 2014 and has won an Oscar in 2015. Snowden maybe an Outlaw in eyes of US government but he is considered to be a hero in eyes of US citizens.
Our guide will help you explore near about every possible fact and personal information available at the moment of this celebrity. So sit back and enjoy this joy ride of information.
Edward Joseph Snowden
Former CIA employee
This portion of the celebrity’s bio will help you get acquainted with the physical attributes of importance that you might want to know.
Edward Snowden is at present 35 years old and belongs to White ethic group. Although he was a born citizen of American and had American nationality but since the news he leaked about NSA, he has been deemed as an outlaw of America. He is currently living under the political asylum of Russia.
He has average male looks and wears spectacles. The only fame he got is all because what he did for people of the world about telling them the huge invasion of privacy that was done upon them.
For personal life we have carefully selected all the necessary items ranging from date of birth to their family tree that can be of importance to the fans.
- In 2006, Edward Snowden got his first job as an employee of CIA or the position of an IT professional. It was during this time, that he got aware of the invasion of public privacy for the sake of gathering information and started collecting documents to revel this conspiracy to world.
- He was suspected for the breaking in to top secret files of CIA and upon investigation was fired from here he went on o work at Dell. Ell was one of the NSA’s offices in Japan. He served there as a sub contractor from year 2009 to 2013.
- After Dell he worked at another Tech Consultant Company named Booz Allen Hamilton. He only worked there for three months. During his time at Booz Allen Hamilton, he broke into NSA’s vault of top secret files that led to finding of many unethical and illegal practices that were to be stopped immediately. He kept a dossier of all these files to prove his point to world.
- After the collection of evidence, he took a medical leave on basis of epilepsy and contacted a reporter from The Guardian in Hong Kong. He revealed to the reporter that every public mobile phone and mobile device in America was being tapped without consent and for surveillance.
- The information was being gathered through a program named PRISM devised by NSA and the news was published making the whole world shocked.
- Snowden was charged with theft of Government property and was made guilty under Espionage Act.
- Snowden moved to Russia where he was left stranded for a month on airport because of not having a passport. Russian government gave him asylum and refused any American demands of extraditing him.
- Propel considered Snowden a hero in America and even presented petition in Obama reign for a full pardon. Snowden himself made clemency multiple times to American government which has been refused.
Date of Birth:-
June 21, 1983
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Few of the lesser known facts about the life of Edward Snowden are as follows.
- Snowden belongs to a family with military and legal background. His father was a Costal guard Officer and is mother was Chief Deputy of the US District Court in Maryland. His grandfather has served time in FBI. Seeing all these person since his childhood, Snowden was a patriot and always wanted to serve his country’s federal government.
- Although his parents got divorced in his teens, he was not affected by it and still excelled in academics. His IQ was well over 140.
- He remained absent from school for quite a long time as a result of rare illness but still went to GED test where he topped.
- Edward was influenced greatly by Japanese and Chinese culture and because of that he learned both Chinese and Japanese languages. He also learned some of Chinese martial arts.
- As a result of this Chinese and Japanese influence he even changed his region form Christianity to Buddhism when he as 20 years old.
As of moment, Edward Snowden has no real net worth as he is a fugitive of American and living under asylum of Russia. However in the high time of his career he had a salary of 200000 dollars annually.
He currently lives somewhere in Russia. However due to the threat of being assassinated from American government, Russian government who gave him this asylum has not revealed the location of his current residence.
Edward Snowden comes from a family that has worked in the Federal part of US government for quite a long time. His grandfather was a member of FBI for some years.
The name of his father is Lonnie Snowden who was a Costal Guard Officer in Maryland.
His mother’s name is Elizabeth Snowden who was a Chief Deputy at the Maryland District Court.
He has only one sibling a sister named Jessica Snowden.
He has no children.
Before the leaks, Edward Snowden was dating a woman named Lindsay Mills in America. Before making the leaks and fleeing to Hong Kong he broke up with her. Mills however returned to him in Russian and is even living with him.