|Edward Snowden Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 11 in|
|Date of Birth||June 21, 1983|
Edward Snowden is an American former computer intelligence consultant who had come into the spotlight in 2013 when he had leaked highly classified information from the National Security Agency (NSA) while he was an employee and subcontractor for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). He was charged with multiple federal charges by the United States after which he had fled to Russia, seeking asylum. In October 2020, he was granted permanent residency in Russia.
Edward Joseph Snowden
Elizabeth City, Pasquotank County, North Carolina, United States
Edward had attended the Arundel High School, a public school in Gambrills, Maryland. After recovering from an illness that had caused him to miss school for several months, he had taken and passed the GED test instead of returning to school.
He had later taken classes at the Anne Arundel Community College, a public two-year community college in Arnold, Maryland. Although he did not have an undergraduate college degree, he had worked online toward a master’s degree at the University of Liverpool, a public research university in Liverpool, England, in 2011.
Former Computer Intelligence Consultant
- Father – Lonnie Snowden (Former Officer in the U.S. Coast Guard)
- Mother – Wendy Snowden (Clerk at the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland)
- Siblings – Jessica Snowden (Older Sister) (Former Lawyer at the Federal Judicial Center in Washington, D.C.)
- Others – Jonathan Mills (Father-in-Law), Martha Mills (Mother-in-Law), Edward J. Barrett (Maternal Grandfather) (Senior Official with the FBI, Former Rear Admiral in the U.S. Coast Guard)
Edward Snowden’s net worth had been $500 thousand according to CelebrityNetWorth.com.
5 ft 11 in or 180.5 cm
78 kg or 172 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Edward has dated –
- Lindsay Mills (2009-Present) – Edward had started dating acrobat and blogger Lindsay Mills in 2009. They eventually got married in 2017 in a courthouse in Moscow. They have a son together (b. December 2020).
Race / Ethnicity
He is of American descent.
- Toned physique
- Short-cropped, side-parted, hair
- Sports a trimmed goatee
- Has a mole on his neck
Edward Snowden Facts
- Edward, in the late 1990s, during high school, had contracted mononucleosis which had caused him to miss school for about 9 months.
- He had once stated in an interview that he had never expected to work for the federal government just like the rest of his family but it eventually happened.
- His maternal grandfather, a former rear admiral in the U.S. Coast Guard, was present at the Pentagon (the headquarters building of the United States Department of Defense) during the September 11 terrorist attacks in 2001.
- In his youth, he had become interested in Japanese popular culture and had studied the Japanese language. He had later even worked for an anime company that had a resident office in the United States. He also has a basic understanding of Mandarin Chinese and had a keen interest in martial arts.
- When he was 20 years old, he had filled up a military recruitment form. While filling in the particulars, he had noted that the options under ‘Religion’ did not have the option of ‘Agnosticism’. So, he had checked Buddhism instead.
Featured Image by Edward Snowden / Instagram