|Real Name/Full Name||Edward Joseph Snowden|
|Nick Name/Celebrated Name:||Edward Snowden|
|Birth Place:||Elizabeth City, North Carolina, U.S.|
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:||21 June 1983|
|Age/How Old:||39 years old|
|Height/How Tall:||In Centimetres – 180 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 11″
|Weight:||In Kilograms – 70 Kg
In Pounds – 154 lbs
|Parents Name:||Father – Lonnie Snowden
Mother – Elizabeth Snowden
|College:||Anne Arundel Community College, University of Liverpool|
|Wife/Spouse Name:||Lindsay Mills|
|Profession:||Computer intelligence consultant|
|Net Worth:||$1 Million|
|Last Updated:||March 2023|
Edward Snowden is a former American computer intelligence consultant. He is known for leaking high information from the NSA (National Security Agency). Snowden has worked for the CIA (Central Intelligence Agency), and the disclosures were regarding many global surveillance programs. He has been charged with violating government property and is currently living in an asylum in Russia.
Well, how well do you know about Edward Snowden? If not much, here is what we know about Edward Snowden to date.
Biography and Early Life
Edward Joseph Snowden was born on June 21, 1983, in Elizabeth City, North Carolina. He is the son of Elizabeth and Lonnie Snowden. His mother used to work as a clerk, and his father was a Coast Guard officer. His maternal grandfather was a senior FBI official, and he has a sister, Jessica, who is a lawyer.
Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement
So, how old is Edward Snowden in 2023 and what is his height and weight? Well, Edward Snowden’s age is 39 years old as of today’s date 19th March 2023 having been born on 21 June 1983. Though, he is 5′ 11″ in feet and inches and 180 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 154 lbs in Pound and 70kg in Kilograms.
During his grade school, Snowden’s family moved to Fort Meade, Maryland. He missed school for almost nine months due to glandular fever. He later passed his GED test and attended Anne Arundel Community College. Despite not having an undergraduate college degree, Edward Snowden went online for his master’s degree at the University of Liverpool.
Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids
In 2017, Edward Snowden got married to Lindsay Mills. She is a blogger and acrobat, and the couple lives in exile in Moscow, Russia. They have a son born in December 2020.
Is Edward Snowden Gay?
People have given Edward Snowden many names such as hero, whistleblower, and traitor. However, nobody has called him gay or bisexual. His sexual orientation is straight as he is a married man and is now a father.
In 2004, Edward Snowden enlisted himself for the U.S. Army. He was a Special Forces candidate but did not complete his training. A year later, he started working as a security guard at NSA’s research center. He was a computer wizard and was accepted for a position in the CIA. Snowden also received a diplomatic passport as he was responsible for maintaining computer network security.
He also has worked as a contractee for Dell in 2009. According to an investigation, he used to download documents when he was working for Dell. He was then named as the lead technologist of the information-sharing office of Dell in 2012. At NSA, he was the genius among geniuses.
Many sources have described Edward Snowden as a whistleblower. According to officials, he has made disclosures of more than 15000 files for Australian Intelligence and 58000 U.K. intelligence files. As per NSA, it could range to up to 200,000 NSA documents. In 2013, he flew to Hong Kong, and the leaked documents were published in The Guardian.
The documents made several revelations that led to tensions between the United States and its allies. In June 2013, he landed in Russia and made asylum applications in many countries. In the USA, Snowden was charged for violating the Espionage Act of 1917, and a criminal lawsuit was filed against him in 2019.
In 2013, Edward Snowden was conferred with the German Whistleblower Prize. He is also the winner of the Sam Adams Award in 2013. At the 2014 German Big Brother Awards, he was honored with the Julia and Winston Award. He has also received the Ridenhour Truth-Telling Prize. The Swedish Right Livelihood Award bestowed him with a Joint Honorary Award in 2014. Snowden has also received the prestigious Carl von Ossietzky Medal. He is the winner of the Norsk PEN Ossietzky Prize in 2016.
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Edward Snowden in 2023
As of 2023, The estimated net worth of Edward Snowden is $1 million. People have given him many names, and he is also the recipient of several awards. During his time in Dell, he had a salary of $200,000. He has also earned more than $200,000 in 2015 from digital speaking engagements.
Snowden is a highly talented individual and has worked for the CIA. The computer programmer had a controversial career, and he is also a privacy activist. He has also released his autobiography entitled ‘Permanent Record. Snowden has made several revelations that caused an impact upon his career.
It was reported that he received more than $1.2 million in 2013 for advanced on books. Additionally, he has also come up with a smartphone case entitled Introspection Engine.
Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know
- He was able to garner more than one million Twitter followers in just 24 hours.
- Snowden scored more than 145 on two IQ tests.
- He started his career as a security guard for NASA.
- Edward applied for asylum in almost 40 countries.
- He has listed Buddhism as his religion in a military recruitment form.
- Snowden studied the Japanese language and can understand Chinese Mandarin.
- He was deeply interested in Japanese culture and martial arts.
- He has applied for Russian citizenship without losing his American nationality.
A highly talented person, Edward Snowden has appeared many times in the list of influential people by Time. However, he has also been a subject of national security. Following his disclosure, he has been highlighted in films, television, social media, literature, and video games. Edward Snowden also came up with a court declaration in 2018.