Edward Snowden’s net worth | Know his earnings, bio, career, interview, work and more
Facts of Edward Snowden’s net worth | Know his earnings, bio, career, interview, work and more
|Net worth||$8.6 Million|
|Date of Birth:||1983 June 21|
|First Name||Edward Joseph|
|Aka||Edward Snowden, Traitor, Hero, Whistle Blower|
|Age:||37 years old|
|Birth Nation:||United States|
|Height:||5 Feet 9 Inch|
Edward Snowden is an American computer professional and a former employee of the Central Intelligence Agency of U.S.A. It is estimated that he holds the net worth of $8.6 million. Snowden came into the highlight in the media in 2013, when he leaked top-secret information about NSA surveillance activities. It also came to know that he leaked the many top-secret documents of NSA domestic surveillance practices. However, he continued to speak about his works and found asylum in Russia.
“I don't want to live in a world where everything I say, everything I do, everyone I talk to, every expression of creativity and love or friendship is recorded.” -Edward Snowden
Snowden released a techno track of the song named Exit where there are the clips of Snowden warning about the interference in privacy and its dangers, where the Guardian described as “haunting, discordant synths”. It was recorded with French music icon Jean-Michel Jarre.
Edward Snowden's net worth: $8.6 million
Edward Snowden born on 1983, June 21, is an American computer professional, former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) employee and former contractor for the United States Government. The computer veteran has an estimated net worth of $8.6 million. Reportedly, he earns around $200,000 per appearance. Nevertheless, Snowden was reportedly earning $200,000 a year while his tenure at Booz Allen. According to Snowden, the amount was the highest salary he ever received in his career. His source of income includes television appearance, videos, donations, endorsements, and funding from anonymous sources. People worldwide best know him for the disclosure of many highly classified information from the U.S. government.
A hero, traitor and computer wizard at the same time, Snowden was born to a coast guard father and chief deputy mother in North Carolina. He was born on June 1, 1983. In his early days, Snowden dropped out from his school in order to focus on computer programming and coding. Edward then passed the Ged test and then took a computer training course from a community college. Soon after, he worked online towards a masters degree at the University of Liverpool. Later, he worked for four months in the Army reserves from May to September 2004. In September 2004, the Army reserve discharged him because of a leg injury. And moved to Hawaii with his girlfriend Lindsay Mill and bought a home. Snowden's Hawaii house. ($0.35 million)[/caption] Edward then fulfilled the job as a security guard for the National Security Agency. After working for NSA, he joined the Information Technology department of the Central Intelligence Agency. In 2009, he left CIA to work for private contractors such as Dell, and Booz Allen. At Dell, he initially worked for NSA as a system supervisor before rising to cyber strategist/counterintelligence officer His last task was to work as an infrastructure analyst at the NSA's information sharing office in Hawaii for Booz Allen. Snowden managed to fly to Hong Kong in 2013 after making required preparation for the disclosures. Later, many major international publications such as The Guardian, The Washington Post, The New York Times, and Der Spiegel, covered the top-secret documents.
Hero, Traitor, Patriot, or a Whistle Blower?
The US government has accused him of disclosing many top secrets documents, including the details of the classified United States Government's surveillance program. The US government has called him a criminal while there are many who disagree with such standpoint. Millions of people around the world regard him as a hero who brought a government top-secret illegal plan to monitor its own people to the limelight. However, many US diplomats blame Edward of disclosing far too many top-secret documents, even the documents not related to NSA's public surveillance. Consequently, Snowden has been charged with many serious charges, including willful communication of classified intelligence to an unauthorized person/entities.
Edward has stated that he disclosed the documents only because he couldn’t support the actions of the government spying on its own people. The disclosure created the vicious debates in the US about mass surveillance, government secrecy, privacy, and national security. The international fugitive moved to Russia on June 23, 2013. Russia then granted him the asylum.
Sam Adams Award
In October 2013, Snowden speaks about the secret surveillance at the Sam Adams Award ceremony. He leaks the information which is a danger to democracy.
"Snowden" - Movie
In 2016, "Snowden" movie was released on his biography where his character was portrayed by actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt. The movie was directed by Oliver Stone.
Post on Twitter by Snowden:
Finally: irrefutable evidence that I never cooperated with Russian intel. No country trades away spies, as the rest would fear they're next. https://t.co/YONqZ1gYqm— Edward Snowden (@Snowden) February 10, 2017
I'm not against any President. I'm against policies that violate our Constitution. Want to make America great? Honor what made it that way.— Edward Snowden (@Snowden) January 30, 2017
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