Edward Snowden is a well-known computer professional from America who is also a former CIA (Central Intelligence Agency) employee and was a contractor of the United States government. NSA hired him in 2013 he was charged by the United States Department of Justice in June 2013 and has been in temporary asylum in Russia. Here is a quick summary of Edward Snowden’s net worth in 2018, career and earnings.
Edward Joseph Snowden was born on June 21, 1983, in Elizabeth City, North Carolina to his parents Elizabeth Barrett Snowden and Lonnie Snowden. He had mononucleosis at a young age.
He missed his school but has passed the GED test. Snowden later went to Anne Arundel Community College. Without earning an undergraduate college degree, he worked online for a master’s degree in the England’s University of Liverpool in 2011
Edward Snowden was in a relationship with acrobat and dancer Lindsey Mills. The couple were dating each other since 2009
Snowden has interest in Japanese culture and has also got basic Chinese Mandarin language knowledge.
Edward Snowden started his career by getting enlisted in the U.S. Army Reserve in May 2004. He did not complete his training and was discharged in September 2004. In 2005, he became a security guard in the Center for Advanced Study of Language at the University of Maryland.
In 2006, he was employed at the CIA. He was responsible for the global communications department in Langley, Virginia. He later became the technology specialist of CIA and used to live in a hotel for six months. He was stationed in Geneva, Switzerland in 2007.
In 2009, he used to work for Dell as a contractee. With Dell, Snowden was associated for four years. During that time he became an expert in cyber counterintelligence and was given the title of “cyberstrategist.” In 2012, he was assigned as a lead technologist by Dell in Hawaii. In 2014, he was involved in a fed with the US Government.
In 2013, it was revealed that Snowden has revealed up to 10,000 documents before flying to Hong Kong. The first journalist to report on the documents of Snowden was The Washington Post’s, Barton Gellman.
In June 2013, Edward Snowden landed at the Sheremetyevo Airport in Moscow. He has been granted political asylum in Russia
Awards & Achievements
In 2013, Edward Snowden was awarded the German Whistleblower Prize. He won the Sam Adams Award in 2013. In 2014, he won the Big Brother Awards. He is also the recipient of the Ridenhour Truth-Telling Prize in 2014. He received the Joint Honorary Award in 2014. Snowden is the winner of 2014 International League for Human Rights Award. Other awards won by him include IQ Award and Norsk PEN Ossietzky Prize
Net Worth of Edward Snowden
Edward Snowden has an estimated net worth of more than $9 million. He made this fortune as a computer professional. In 2013, his salary was $200,000 per annum. By 2015, his income used to come from speaking fees. He used to charge over $10,000 for a single appearance.
Edward Snowden is considered one of the most popular computer professionals in the world. He has been in political asylum in Russia in the past few years. Despite disclosing many secret documents of the U.S. government, Edward Snowden remains a popular figure in the world.
He has been critiqued by several names like Barack Obama, Al Gore, John Kerry, Hillary Clinton, Jimmy Carter, Ron Paul, Mike Rogers, and Mike McConnell. There were also many surveys conducted by various news outlets for and against Edward Snowden. He continued to be a popular personality and was the runner-up at the Person of the Year by Time in 2013.