Source of Wealth: Editor-in-chief,Spokesperson (WikiLeaks)Age: 48Birth Place: Townsville, Queensland, AustraliaHeight: 6′ 1 1/2″ (1.87 m)Marital Status: SingleFull Name: Julian Paul AssangeNationality: AustraliaDate of Birth: July 3, 1971Occupation: Publisher, JournalistEducation: University of Melbourne, Central Queensland University, Townsville State High School, Goolmangar Primary School in New South WalesChildren: 1 (Daniel Assange)
The co-founder and director of WikiLeaks, Julian Paul Assange has an estimated net worth of $1.3 million.
Julian Assange reportedly made $1.3 million from writing an autobiography, according to Sunday Times.He also has a contract worth $800,000 with Alfred A. Knopf, his American publisher, and received $522,000, from a British deal with Canongate.
Julian Assange is the controversial public face of WikiLeaks, an international website that gives whistleblowers an anonymous way to publish sensitive documents. Assange is a former computer hacker and security specialist, whose parents, according to reports in The Guardian, ran a touring theater troupe in Australia before divorcing. Assange was married at 18 and had a son before his own marriage broke up.
In 1991 he was arrested for computer hacking in Australia, eventually pleading guilty to 25 counts, and getting off with a fine. Late in 2006, he helped found WikiLeaks.org, a website which describes itself as a “an anonymous global avenue for disseminating documents the public should see. White-haired, secretive and nomadic, Julian Assange has lived long periods in Australia, Kenya, Sweden, and other countries.