Australian computer programmer Julian Paul Assange is most famous for being the editor chief of WikiLeaks, a website that releases information that often exposes classified and private information about governments and politicians. He is also well -known for his public appearances in many parts of the world.
He began his career as a hacker and started hacking under the name, "Mendax." He alongside two others, "Trax" and "Prime Suspect" formed the hacking group, Internationa Subversives. Julian was also suspected of being involved with the WANK (Worms Against Nuclear Killers), but he did not acknowledge this.
Later, he was caught hacking into the Melbourn master terminal of Nortel, and he was charged in 1994 with thirty-one counts of hacking and related crimes. He was released on a good behavior bond under the fund of A$2,100.
Years later, Julian established WikiLeaks, where he published secret information, news leaks, and classified media from anonymous sources.
During his career, Julian received many awards and nominations, including the 2009 Amnesty International Media Award and Reader's Choice for TIME Magazine's 2010 Person of the year.
On 11 April 2019, Julian got arrested in London to face a charge in the United States of conspiring hack into Pentagon computer network in 2010. The Ecuadorean government suspended his citizenship which cleared the way for his arrest. He was dragged out of the embassy and was initially arrested for failing to surrender to the court after losing an appeal against extradition to Sweden when he faced two different sexual assault allegations.
Upon hearing, the court found him guilty of failing to surrender to the court.
Now, he is facing US federal conspiracy charges related to one of the most significant leaks of government secrets. However, the UK will decide whether to extradite Julian or not. As of now, he faces up to five years of US prison if convicted on the charges of conspiracy to commit computer intrusion.
Throughout his career, Julian has amassed a net worth of $400K.
Dating Girlfriend Or Married To Wife?
During his teenage years, Julian was involved with a woman named Teresa. However, whether he was married to her or not is not certain as some sources claim him to be married while others mention that it was only an affair. The couple welcomed their baby boy Daniel when Teresa was just 17 years of age.
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His relationship suffered a shattering blow after he was raided by the police. He was charged with some offenses related to computer hacking and Teresa, on the other hand, fled with the baby. After the separation with Teresa, the pair embarked on a nine-year custody battle over their son Daniel until 1999.
Eventually, the legal battle on Daniel was settled under the mother's responsibility. Moreover, Julian's son Daniel, who works for a software design company has been hiding in Australia.
Other than Daniel, Julian also has atleast four love children, and his youngest is said to be seven years of age. However, like his mystery children, his girlfriend or possible wife remains a mystery.
Julian Assange receives a cat as a gift by his four mystery children on 9 May 2016 (Photo: dailymail.co.uk)
There were also rumors about him being romantically involved with the former Baywatch star, Pamela Anderson. Nevertheless, during an interview with Pagesix, Pamela said that Julian was just a friend and nothing more than that.
Julian Assange Biography, Nationality
Julian Assange's bio reveals that he was born on 3 July 1971 to parents Christine Ann Hawkins, a visual artist, and John Shipton, an anti-war activist and builder.
However, his parents were separated before his birth, and his mother married Richard Brett Assange, an actor when Julian was one year of age. He is Ecuadorian-Australian by nationality while his ethnicity is not known.
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Eventually, his mother divorced with Richard in 1979 and got involved with Leif Meynell, a member of Australian cult; she also shares a son with him. Sadly, the couple broke up, and she settled with her family in Melbourne, Victoria.
Julian, age 47, had attended over more than thirty high schools just within the age of fourteen. Later, he studied Programming, Mathematics, and Physics at Central Queensland University and the University of Melbourne, but did not receive his high school degree.