Edward Snowden Rank
About Edward Snowden
Edward Snowden is an American activist and whistleblower who came into the public spotlight in 2013 after he leaked documents belonging to his former employer, the National Security Agency (NSA). Since then he has become a wanted man in the United States, unable to return to his home country yet being considered a hero by many people in the international community.
His grandfather, Edward J. Barrett, parents Lonnie and Elizabeth and sister, Jessica have all worked in varying capacities for the US government.
He scored in excess of 145 on IQ tests twice, which basically classifies him as a genius.
He became president of an American-based NGO called Freedom of the Press Foundation in 2016.
His autobiography, “Permanent Record” (2019), topped the bestseller’s list on Amazon when it debuted on the service.
His release of government documents, which enlightened the international community to mass surveillance being carried out by the US government, is what many believe to be the most-significant act of whistleblowing in US history.
He had a strong interest in Far Eastern culture. For instance, he was once employed by an anime company, could speak basic Mandarin, and classified himself as a Buddhist.
He sought asylum in Russia in 2013 and has remained there for quite a few number of years.
He is considered by some people in the US as a criminal and traitor.
Edward Snowden Rank
Edward Snowden's Popularity
Edward Snowden is a famous American activist, journalist, and whistleblower , who was born on June 21, 1983. As a person born on this date, Edward Snowden is listed in our database as the 27th most popular celebrity for the day (June 21) and the 101st most popular for the year (1983).
People born on June 21 fall under the Zodiac sign of Cancer, the Crab. Edward Snowden is the 670th most popular Cancer.
Aside from information specific to Edward Snowden's birthday, Edward Snowden is the 4872nd most famous American.
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