- Name: Edward Snowden
- Age: 34 years old
- Height: 5ft 11in (181 cm)
- Occupation: Computer Programmer
- Net Worth: Pending
- Status: Alive
Edward Snowden is an American computer programmer, former CIA employee and former US government subcontractor. He’s best known for his 2013 leak of classified information about the National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance activities. Edward Joseph Snowden was born on June 21, 1983 in Elizabeth City, North Carolina. His father, Lonnie, is a former Coast Guard officer, and his mother, Elizabeth, works for the federal court in Maryland. His sister, Jessica, is a lawyer. Snowden attended Arundel High School in Gambrills, Maryland. He dropped out but completed his GED instead. Snowden later studied computers at Anne Arundel Community College. He had a brief stint with the US Army Reserves in 2004.
Snowden was employed as a security guard at the University of Maryland’s Center for Advanced Study of Language in 2005. The research facility was affiliated with the NSA. Snowden landed a job with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) the following year. He was station in Geneva, Switzerland in 2007 where he worked as a network security technician. Snowden severed his ties with the CIA and joined the NSA in 2009. There he worked as a contractor for the tech consulting firms, Dell and Booz Allen Hamilton. During his tenure he collected secret documents pertaining to the NSA’s domestic surveillance practices.
Snowden took a leave of absence and flew to Hong Kong, China on May 20, 2013. He met and shared classified NSA document with journalists from ‘The Guardian’ and with filmmaker Laura Poitras. This include information about the data-mining program, PRISM. Snowden was charged with espionage by the United States on June 14, 2013. As a result he flew from Hong Kong, China to Moscow, Russia. He spent a month in the transit zone before he was granted a 1-year asylum. He was given a 3-year residence permit in August 2014.
The biopic film, Snowden, was released in September 2016. It was directed by Oliver Stone and based on the books ‘The Snowden Files’ and ‘Time of the Octopus’. Edward Snowden was portrayed by actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt. The film also stars Shailene Woodley, Melissa Leo and Nicolas Cage.
Edward Snowden is 5ft 11in tall and rules under the star sign Cancer. He currently resides in Russia. Although Snowden’s net worth is unknown, he makes upwards of $20,000 per video chat appearance. Yahoo News estimated his 2015 speaking fees at $200,000. Snowden’s partner is dancer Lindsay Mills. The two have been together for more than 8 years.
Edward Snowden Age, Birthday, Wiki
- Birth Name: Edward Joseph Snowden
- Birthday: June 21, 1983
- How Old : Age: 34 years old
- Place of Birth: Elizabeth City, North Carolina, United States
- Zodiac Sign: Cancer
- How Tall : Height: 5ft 11in (181 cm)
- Occupation: Computer Programmer, Privacy Activist
- Net Worth 2017:
- Partner(s): Lindsay Mills
- Death-O-Meter: Alive