Who is Edward Snowden? Where is the computer professional now? What is his net worth?

News by Clarence Published on 14 Dec,2016 Updated on 14 Dec,2016

Edward Snowden is an American computer expert who is popular for revealing details of classified U.S. government surveillance programs. He is former computer expert of Central Intelligence Agency 'CIA'.

Edward popularity has increased all over the globe because of CIA's data leak and many people want to know his current affair and income detail. Let's find all details about his net worth and income sources, here.

Edward's net worth and earning sources

Edward worked as a computer programmer and system administrator and because of this he has maintained a good amount of net worth. Previously, he worked for CIA and from there, he used to receive a hefty amount.

Furthermore, he has also earned a significant amount from motivational seminars, as a result of this, his estimated net worth is said to be around $8.4 million.

Additionally, he is endorsing brands like 'Unknown' and from there, he also receives a good amount. He owns a house in Hawaii, U.S.

Personal information of Edward Snowden

33-year-old Edward was born and raised in Elizabeth City, North Carolina U.S. In 2004, he joined the training for 'United States Army Reserve as Special Forces' but he could not complete the training because of a broken leg.

Following year, he worked as a specialist at 'University of Maryland's Center for Advanced Study of Language'. Next year, he was grabbed by Central Intelligence Agency 'CIA' and assigned him as a global communication department officer in CIA HQ, Langley, Virginia.

In March 2007, he was promoted to a diplomatic cover officer and transferred to CIA's Switzerland station. There, he maintained computer network security for CIA. In 2009, he signed a contract with Dell for managing computer systems of several government agencies.

He was assigned to facilitate NSA, Tokyo, where he trained how to defend their network against Chinese hackers. While his time with Dell, he supervised cyber strategies in several locations of the country.

Edward is not only popular from his CIA's task but is also popular for leaking and copying the CIA and NSA's information. In 2013, he went Hongkong and disclosed 10K documents to 'Guardian' reporters. It is reported that he was associated with 'Wikileaks' while hacking the information from CIA. On June 2013, in an interview, he said - 

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.

Later, Edward got temporary asylum in Russia for on year and that asylum could be extended indefinitely on an annually. Recently, he is living in Russia and his residential place is still unknown because of security reason.