Julian Assange (born July 3, 1971) is an Australian-Ecuadorian Journalist, Computer Programmer, Entrepreneur, and Businessman from Townsville City, Australia. He is best known as the WikiLeaks’ Founder. This is an international non-profit organization which provides confidential details about trending news and leaks information.
Furthermore, he advocates market liberalism and market transparency. Apart from this, his real birth name is Julian Paul Hawkins.
Julian begins an International Organization i.e. “WikiLeaks”. It brings out the worldwide crime-related stories. Additionally, the organization comes in limelight in 2010. The following leaks presented are Iraq War Logs, Federal Government of the United States and Afghanistan War Logs.
In 1987, he starts hacking in the name of “Mendax”. Soon, Julian forms a hacking group named “International Subversives”. His group involves in the hacking of a Canadian Multinational Telecommunication “Nortel” (1991).
However, he is charged with 31 counts of hacking by the police in 1994. On the other hand, there are just 25 cases proved against them. Due to his good behavior, he comes out of prison by paying 2,100 AUD bond.
Controversy & Julian’s Arrest
Recently, the WikiLeaks founder is in London. The police arrest him over there in this week. Now, his father urges the Australian government to bring him back. He is the Ecuadorian Embassy of London. Meanwhile, the Aussie PM Scott Morrison is willing to take necessary action. There is video footage released of Assange.
He is shouting with the officers while waiting for the police van. Additionally, Julian is living in the Belmarsh prison. He has surrounded by the cameras too. On the other hand, he is facing charges of taking the secrets of the country.
His lawyer Jen Robinson reveals that Ecuador is making outrageous comments against him. Ms. Maris (Interior Minister) accuses Assange of riding the scooters a then smearing feces on the public walls. Sweden is not willing to give the assurance to him.
Profile, Parents & Before Fame
The Founder of WikiLeaks was born on the 3rd of July 1971 in Townsville City, Australia. Furthermore, Julian Assange’s age is 47 years old. Additionally, John Shipton (father) and Christine Ann Hawkins (mother) are his parents. In fact, John works as a builder and anti-war activist.
Meanwhile, Ann Hawkins is a visual artist. When he is just 1 year old, his mom married Richard Brett Assange. Then, Julian changes his last name too. However, Christian divorces her second husband and moves on with Leif Hamilton.
Actually, he lives a nomadic life in his childhood. Julian moves around 30 cities of Australia. Soon, he settles in Melbourne City with his mom and half-brother. He studies in different schools like Goolmangar Primary School (South Wales).
Then, he has enrolled in Townsville State High School. Somehow, Assange begins his education through homeschooling for some time. He receives admission in the Central Queensland University and the University of Melbourne to study Physics, Programming, and Mathematics. Still, Julian could finish his degree course.
Wedding, Girlfriend, Spouse & Children
He starts loving a woman named Teresa. Then, they marry during 1989 and separate in 1999. Meanwhile, God blesses them with a boy child Daniel Assange. Presently, he lives with his mothers and works as a Software Designer.
They have other children too. During their divorce proceedings, they have custody disputes too. Julian’s family is staying in France. Somehow, he reduces his link with them due to his work security.
Julian Assange family members are receiving death threats. He links with Sarah Harrison (Journalist). The duo remains together from 2009 to 2012.
His Journey as WikiLeaks Founder
He develops the idea of forming WikiLeaks in 2006. At that time, Julian Assange is studying at the University of Melbourne. He remains the editorial board member and advisor in 2007. Meanwhile, Julian travels to different regions like Africa, Europe, North America, and Asia.
WikiLeaks has a big library that has about 10 million documents. Soon, Chelsea Manning (American Activist) also supplied them with the details. Then, the video produced by them regarding the Iraq fatal shooting of 2010.
On the other hand, he plans to fight for the 2012 Australia’s Senate Elections. Julian decides to make his new party “WikiLeaks Party. Still, the Ex-Aussie Prime Minister Julia describes his activities illegal.
A certain group of people wants to kill him. Some celebrities and activists Michael Moore, John Pilger, Daniel Ellsberg, and John Berry Barlow start supporting him.
Awards & Achievements
Julian Assange has won several honors in his career. The list of the awards given to him is:
- New Media by “The Economist” (2008)
- Amnesty International UK Media Awards (2009)
- Sam Adams Award (2010)
- Free Dacia Award (2010)
- Time Person of the Year (2010)
- Gold Medal by the “Sydney Peace Foundation” (2011)
- Martha Gellhorn Prize (2011)
- Hero of Privacy by “The Big Brother Award, Italy” (2012)
- Free Speech Title in Voltaire Award (2011)
- Kazakhstan Top Prize Award by the Union of Journalism (2014)
Trivia & Quick Info
|Full Real Birth Name||Julian Paul Hawkins.|
|Profession||Journalist, Computer Programmer and WikiLeaks Founder.|
|In The News For||Arrested in the London on the criminal charges on April 11, 2019.|
|Age (As of 2019)||47 years old|
|Date of Birth (DOB), Birthday||July 3, 1971.|
|Birthplace/Hometown||Townsville City, Australia.|
|Star Sign (Zodiac Sign)||Cancer.|
|Ethnicity||White Caucasian Descent.|
|Current Residence||Melbourne, Australia.|
|Work Experience||1. Victoria’s Police Child Exploitation Unit (Technical Supporter, 1993).|
2. Owns Website “Best of Security (1994).
3. Founder of WikiLeaks (2006).
4. Director & Chief Editor WikiLeaks (2007).
|Books||1. Cypherpunks: Freedom and the Future of the Internet(2012).|
2. When Google Met WikiLeaks (2014).
3. The WikiLeaks Files: The World According to The US Empire (2015).
|Awards||1. New Media by “The Economist” (2008).|
2. Amnesty International UK Media Awards (2009).
3. Sam Adams Award (2010).
4. Free Dacia Award (2010).
5. Time Person of the Year (2010).
6. Gold Medal by the “Sydney Peace Foundation” (2011).
7. Martha Gellhorn Prize (2011).
8. Hero of Privacy by “The Big Brother Award, Italy” (2012).
9. Free Speech Title in Voltaire Award (2011).
10. Kazakhstan Top Prize Award by the Union of Journalism (2014)
|Height (Tall)||Feet & Inches: 5′ 9″.|
Centimeters: 176 cm.
Meters: 1.76 m.
|Weight||Kilograms: 78 Kg.|
Pounds: 171 lbs.
|Biceps Size||11.5 inches.|
|Body Measurements (chest-waist-hips)||40-32-33.|
|Shoe Size (UK)||9|
|Parents||Father: John Shipton (Builder & Anti War Activist).|
Step-Father: Richard Brett Assange.
Mother: Christine Ann Hawkins.
|Siblings||Brother: Not Known.|
Sister: Will Update.
|Personal Life Relationship|
|Marital Status||Unmarried (Married once in 1989).|
|Dating History?||He involves in romantic relationship with Sarah Harrison (Journalist) in 2009.|
|Children||Daniel Assange (Software Designer).|
|Highest Qualification||Studied Physics, Mathematics & Programming.|
|School||1. Goolmangar Primary School (South Wales).|
2. Townville State High School.
|Alma Mater||1. University of Melbourne.|
2. Central Queensland University.
|Hobbies & Favorite Things|
|Favorite Celebrities||Actor: Bruce Lee.|
Actress: Emma Watson,
|Dream Holiday Destination||Switzerland, London & Norway.|
|Favorite Color||Blue, White & Black.|
|Love to do||Playing Football & Reading Books.|
|Favorite Dishes||Chinese & Continental Food.|
|Net worth (Approx.)||$1.3 Million US dollars (As of 2019).|
|Earnings per month||Under review.|
|Home Details||Melbourne, Australia.|
|Mobile or Phone Number||Will Update.|
Some Lesser Known Facts about Julian Assange
- Julian becomes the technical supporter of Victoria’s Police Child Exploitation Unit.
- After that, he involved in making the public service of the Internet with “Suburbia Public Access Network”.
- Wikipedia: He did the processing of the software’s like TCP Port Scanner, NNTPCache, and PostgreSQL.
- In fact, he runs a website i.e. “Best of Security”.
- Assange writes books like Cypherpunks: Freedom and the Future of the Internet (2012) “, “When Google Met WikiLeaks” (2014), and “The WikiLeaks Files: The World According to The US Empire (2015)”.
- Soon, he produces films “Collateral Murder”, “The World Tomorrow” and “The Engineer”.
- Assange also acts in “Risk”, “The New Radical”, “CitizenFour” and “The War You Don’t See”.
- Julian Assange height stands at 5 feet 9 inches or 176 cm tall. His body weight is around 78 Kilograms or 171 lbs approx.
- In 2018, the DNC presents a lawsuit against him.
- Furthermore, this involves allegations that can affect America’s democracy.
- Actually, he comes in media regarding the Seth Meyers (DNC Staffer) death. Then, the question comes that WikiLeaks sends threatening messages to Meyers.
- WikiLeaks’ Creator arrives with a series of emails regarding the Clinton and Trump Controversy 2016. Soon, he shares his working experiences with her. There are certain rumors speculate regarding Hillary’s judgment.
- Money Factor: The estimated Julian Assange Net worth is $1.3 Million US Dollars.
- Still, He is anti towards the Donald Trump policies and judgment.
- As in 2012, he decides to seek the political asylum from Ecuador.
- Julian Assange has abandoned by the Australian government.