Julian Assange Net Worth

Julian Assange Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

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Julian Assange Wiki Biography

Julian Paul Assange was born on the 3rd July 1971, in Townsville, Queensland Australia and is a computer programmer, publisher, journalist and internet activist, most famous as the founder and editor-in-chief of WikiLeaks, the organization that publishes “secret” information and news leaks, which launched in 2006.

Have you ever wondered how much wealth this versatile Australian has accumulated? How rich Julian Assange is? According to sources, it is estimated that Julian Assange’s net worth as of early 2016, is $300,000, which has been achieved largely through his engagement within WikiLeaks.

Julian Assange Net Worth $300,000

Julian had a unusual childhood – his father, an anti war activist and builder, John Shipton and his mother Christine Ann Hawkins, a visual artist, separated before Julian was born. At the age of only one, Julian’s mother married Richard Brett Assange, but they divorced in 1979. From Christine’s third marriage with Leif Hamilton, the member of The Family, Australian New Age group, Julian has a half-brother. By the time he was a teenager, he had lived in more than 30 cities around Australia, before settling in Melbourne, Victoria.

Among many schools he attended, Goolmangar Primary and Townsville State High School stand out. Julian enrolled at Central Queensland University in 1994, where he studied mathematics, physics and programming, and later at the University of Melbourne in 2003. However, he did not graduate from either.

Julian Assange showed an interest in computer science at a young age, and in 1987 began hacking under the name “Madox”. Alongside “Trax” and “Prime Suspect”, he formed the hacking group – International Subversives. The group, led by Assange, managed to hack Pentagon and other US Department of Defense facilities, MILNET, NASA, U.S. Navy, Motorola, Panasonic, Xerox, Australia’s Overseas Telecommunications Commission as well as the Australian National University, La Trobe University and Stanford University’s SRI International. After blowing his cover in 1991, police raided his home and in 1994 he was found guilty of 25 of 31 charges for hacking and related crimes. After paying A$2,100 and on a good behavior, Julian was released.

Julian Assange had begun his programming career in 1994, and he take credits for starting one of the first internet service providers in Australia, as well as for co-authoring the Transmission Control Protocol. Prior to WikiLeaks, he ran Best of Security, a website with over 5,000 subscribers, on which he gave advice on computer security. These provided the basis for his net worth.

In 2006, Julian Assange found WikiLeaks; the organization stationed in Sweden, focused on collecting and publishing secret and classified data and exposing confidential information, among which including extrajudicial killings in Kenya, procedures at Guantanamo Bay detention center, toxic waste dumping in Cote d’Ivore as well as emails from vice-presidential candidate at that time, Sarah Palin. These activities certainly increased Julian Assange’s net worth and have been the main source of his wealth.

In 2010, Julian Assange was faced with sexual assault charges in Sweden. After turning himself in to the London police, and after series of hearings throughout 2011 seeking to avoid extradition to Sweden, Julian Assange was granted political asylum by the Ecuadorean government in 2012. It protects him from arrest by British police, but only on Ecuadorean territory, making him unable to leave the Ecuadorean Embassy in London.

So far, Julian Assange published four books and several other short pieces, including “When Google Met WikiLeaks”, “The Hidden Curse of Thomas Paine” and “Cyberpunks”. Apart from those mentioned, Julian also took part in producing movies such as “Collateral Murder” (2010) and “Mediastan” (2013).

In his professional engagement so far, he Has been honored with numerous rewards including 2010 TIME Person of the Year, 2011 Martha Gellhorn Prize for Journalism and 2013 Global Exchange Human Rights Award, among several others.

When it comes to his personal life, Julian Assange was married to Teresa when he was 18 years old, and they have a son.

As of mid-2016, Julian Assange still resides in the Embassy of Ecuador in London, UK.

Full NameJulian Assange
Net Worth$300,000
Date Of BirthJuly 3, 1971
Place Of BirthTownsville, Australia
Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
ProfessionJournalist, Spokesperson, Programmer, Editor, Hacker, Film Producer, Television producer, Television Director, Screenwriter
EducationGoolmangar Primary and Townsville State High School, Central Queensland University, University of Melbourne
ChildrenDaniel Assange
ParentsChristine Ann Hawkins, Richard Assange, John Shipton
NicknamesJulian Paul Assange , Mendax
AwardsSydney Peace Foundation Gold Medal for Peace with Justice, Sam Adams Award, Amnesty International UK Media Award (New Media) (2009), Le Monde readers' choice award, Time readers' choice award, Martha Gellhorn Prize for Journalism, Martha Gellhorn Prize for Journalism,Walkley Award for Most Outstandi...
NominationsNME Award for Hero of the Year
MoviesWorld Tomorrow (2012), Mediastan (2013), Collateral Murder (2010), The Engineer (2013)
TV ShowsWorld Tomorrow
1White/silver hair
1Feature films are the most powerful and insidious shapers of public perception, because they fly under the radar of conscious exclusion.
2[from a letter to Benedict Cumberbatch on his participation in The Fifth Estate (2013)] You will be used as a hired gun, to assume the appearance of the truth in order to assassinate it. To present me as someone morally compromised and to place me in a falsified history. To create a work, not of fiction, but of debased truth. Not because you want to, of course, but because - in the end - you are a jobbing actor who gets paid to follow the script, no matter how debauched. Your skills play into the hands of people who are out to remove me and WikiLeaks from the world. I believe that you should reconsider your involvement in this enterprise.
3I can't stand these people who say they would never do anything different. That simply means that they have not learned a single thing from their experiences.
4What is the possible benefit? Can this material save lives? Can it improve the quality of life in Iraq? Can it tend to shape our perceptions of how war should and should not be conducted? Can it shape our perceptions of who should be conducting war and in what manner? And the answer to that is a clear yes.
5Well, there's a question as to what sort of information is important in the world, what sort of information can achieve reform. And there's a lot of information. So information that organizations are spending economic effort into concealing, that's a really good signal that when the information gets out, there's a hope of it doing some good.
6Well, I mean, the real attack on truth is tabloid journalism in the United States.
7We released 400,000 classified documents, the most extraordinary history of a war to ever have been released in our civilization. Those documents cover 109,000 deaths. That is serious matter.
8We like to engage in a normal publishing effort, which is to act in a responsible manner and make sure the material is not likely to harm anyone, that it is properly investigated by quality news organizations, and by lawyers and human rights groups and so on.
9WikiLeaks is designed to make capitalism more free and ethical.
10Wikileaks is a mechanism to maximize the flow of information to maximize the amount of action leading to just reform.
11We have some material on spying by a major government on the tech industry. Industrial espionage.
12We have a way of dealing with information that has sort of personal - personally identifying information in it. But there are legitimate secrets - you know, your records with your doctor; that's a legitimate secret. But we deal with whistleblowers that are coming forward that are really sort of well motivated.
13We don't have sources who are dissidents on other sources. Should they come forward, that would be a tricky situation for us. But we're presumably acting in such a way that people feel morally compelled to continue our mission, not to screw it up.
14These megaleaks... They're an important phenomenon, and they're only going to increase.
15These big-package releases. There should be a cute name for them.
16The supply of leaks is very large. It's helpful for us to have more people in this industry. It's protective to us.
17In the history of Wikileaks, nobody has claimed that the material being put out is not authentic.
18As we've gotten more successful, there's a gap between the speed of our publishing pipeline and the speed of our receiving submissions pipeline. Our pipeline of leaks has been increasing exponentially as our profile rises, and our ability to publish is increasing linearly.
19We get information in the mail, the regular postal mail, encrypted or not, vet it like a regular news organization, format it - which is sometimes something that's quite hard to do, when you're talking about giant databases of information - release it to the public and then defend ourselves against the inevitable legal and political attacks.
20We always expect tremendous criticism. It is my role to be the lightning rod ... to attract the attacks against the organization for our work, and that is a difficult role. On the other hand, I get undue credit.
21True information does good.
22That's a problem. I mean, like any sort of growing startup organization, we are sort of overwhelmed by our growth. And that means we're getting enormous quantity of whistleblower disclosures of a very high caliber, but don't have enough people to actually process and vet this information.
23I mean there's enormous pressures to harmonize freedom of speech legislation and transparency legislation around the world - within the E.U., between China and the United States. Which way is it going to go? It's hard to see.
24As we have seen, WikiLeaks is a robust organization. During my time in solitary confinement in the basement of a Victorian prison, we continue to release, our media partners continued to write stories. The important revelations from this material continue to come out. We have approximately 2,000 cables into 250,000.
25It is the role of good journalism to take on powerful abusers, and when powerful abusers are taken on, there's always a bad reaction. So we see that controversy, and we believe that is a good thing to engage in.
26If journalism is good, it is controversial, by its nature.
27When it comes to the point where you occasionally look forward to being in prison on the basis that you might be able to spend a day reading a book, the realization dawns that perhaps the situation has become a little more stressful than you would like.
28Intelligence agencies keep things secret because they often violate the rule of law or of good behaviour.
29In my role as Wikileaks editor, I've been involved in fighting off many legal attacks. To do that, and keep our sources safe, we have had to spread assets, encrypt everything, and move telecommunications and people around the world to activate protective laws in different national jurisdictions.
30The corruption in reporting starts very early. It's like the police reporting on the police.
31Stopping leaks is a new form of censorship.
1London, England: Living in the Ecuadorian embassy after being granted political asylum by Ecuador. [June 2012]
2Was hospitalized for depression in 1992.
3Announced plan to run for a seat in the Australian Senate in September 2013 federal election.
4Australian Aboriginal, French, Irish, and Scottish ancestry.
5Created the Wikileaks website in 2006.
6Has a son named Daniel and a daughter.
7His biological parents are John Shipton and Christine Ann Hawkins. His mother later married Richard Assange who adopted him.


Mediastan2013Documentary producer
The Engineer2013Documentary executive producer
The World Tomorrow2012TV Series producer - 3 episodes
Collateral Murder2010Documentary short producer


The World Tomorrow2012TV Series 3 episodes
Collateral Murder2010Documentary short creative director


Mediastan2013Documentary concept by
The World Tomorrow2012TV Series 2 episodes


In the Realm of the Hackers2003Documentary technical consultant


The Program2012Documentary short thanks


Meet the Press2016TV SeriesHimself - WikiLeaks Founder
Free Speech Fear Free2016DocumentaryHimself
Snowdens store flugt2015TV Movie documentaryHimself, WikiLeaks
Horizon2014TV Series documentaryHimself - WikiLeaks Founder
Le grand journal de Canal+2014TV Series documentaryHimself
Click Online2014TV Series documentaryHimself - Editor-in-Chief, Wikileaks
Une contre-histoire de l'Internet2013TV Movie documentaryHimself
Erin Burnett OutFront2012TV SeriesHimself
The World Tomorrow2012TV SeriesHimself - Host
Shadows of Liberty2012DocumentaryHimself - Founder of WikiLeaks
Traqués! Enquête sur les marchands d'armes numériques2012TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Simpsons2012TV SeriesHimself
True Stories: Wikileaks - Secrets and Lies2011DocumentaryHimself
Frontline2011TV Series documentaryHimself
WikiLeaks Revelations2011TV MovieHimself
Zapp2011TV SeriesHimself
WikiLeaks: Enquête sur un contre-pouvoir2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
60 Minutes2011TV Series documentaryHimself (segment "The Man Behind Wikileaks")
Julian Assange: A Modern Day Hero? Inside the World of Wikileaks2011DocumentaryHimself - Chief Editor, Wikileaks
The Dylan Ratigan Show2010TV SeriesHimself
The War You Don't See2010DocumentaryHimself
WikiRebels: The Documentary2010TV Movie documentaryHimself - WikiLeaks spokesperson
Freedom Watch with Judge Napolitano2010TV SeriesHimself
Dateline2010TV SeriesHimself
Good Morning America2010TV SeriesCommentator: Wikileaks
The Colbert Report2010TV SeriesHimself
O Sentido da Vida2018Documentary filmingHimself (rumored)
Architects of Denial2017DocumentaryHimself - WikiLeaks founder
Preguntes freqüents2017TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
The Challenge: Defending Julian Assange2017TV Movie documentaryHimself
Democracy Now!2010-2017TV SeriesHimself
Kim Dotcom: Caught in the Web2017DocumentaryHimself - Appearance
Peston on Sunday2016-2017TV SeriesHimself - Guest, Editor-in-Chief of Wikileaks / Himself - Guest, Founder - Wikileaks
The Project2017TV SeriesHimself
The Secret World of the US Election: Julian Assange Talks to John Pilger2016TV SpecialHimself
Fox and Friends2016TV SeriesHimself - Founder, Wikileaks
Real Time with Bill Maher2013-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself

Archive Footage

Democracy Now!2010-2017TV SeriesHimself
Have I Got News for You2016TV SeriesHimself
Breakfast2016TV SeriesHimself
World Order2015DocumentaryHimself
Imminent Threat2015DocumentaryHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2014TV SeriesHimself - Interview via Hologram
Terms and Conditions May Apply2013DocumentaryHimself - Editor-in-Chief, WikiLeaks
We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks2013DocumentaryHimself - Founder, WikiLeaks
Whistleblowers: The Untold Stories2012TV SeriesHimself - Wiki Founder
We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists2012DocumentaryHimself - Founder, WikiLeaks
Rise Like Lions2011DocumentaryHimself
60 Minutes2011TV Series documentaryHimself (segment "The Man Behind Wikileaks")
Panorama2011TV Series documentaryHimself
Page One: Inside the New York Times2011DocumentaryHimself
The Hour2010TV SeriesHimself

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  1. If Assanges net worth is only 300,000 then he needs a new agent to negotiate the fee for his interviews. I see figures anywhere up to 13 million, i don’t think anyone really knows.

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