Edward Snowden

Edward Snowden


Edward Snowden, Who is an American Computer professional and former Central Intelligence Agency employee born on 21 June 1983, In Elizabeth City, North Carolina, U.S.

Family Background:

He is the son of Lonnie Snowden and his wife Elizabeth Snowden. His father was coast guard officer and his mother chief deputy at the US District Court in Maryland. He has one elder sister Jessica, was a lawyer at the Federal Judicial Center in Washington, D.C.

Personal Life:

Snowden has dating Lindsay Mills. but they broke up. However, He went to live in Russia,  Lindsay Mills joined him there and the couple has been together ever since.


He took classes at Anne Arundel Community College. Although, He had no undergraduate degree. Later he had worked online toward a Master’s degree at the University of Liverpool, England, In 2011.


In 2006, Edward got a job at the  Central Intelligence Agency, CIA as an IT Professional. Edward Snowden had discovered the surveillance system which had been accessed the privacy of general population and started collecting documents. Snowden had been fired and he went on to work with Dell. At there he has worked as a subcontractor there from 2009 until 2013. Later he went on to work with Booz Allen Hamilton after leaving Dell, which is another tech consultant company. Edward moved out of Hong Kong and went to Russia while Barack Obama has asked the intelligence agencies to look into the matter and reconsider their security protocols. Edward stayed in Russia for an indefinite period of exile, but he remains a controversial figure in America. He had made a much-awaited appearance at the Southwest festival through teleconferencing in March 2014. In 2014, a documentary film named ‘Citizenfour’, which is based on the life of Snowden, made by Poitras, came out and received huge critical acclaim, eventually winning an Oscar.

Unknown Facts:

  • He has scored above 145 on two separate IQ test.
  • In 2009, He worked as a contractor for Dell.

Master Stroke:

  • He did not have any graduate degree but it said that he worked for an online Master’s degree.

Awards and Achievements:

  • He received the  Sam Adams Award.
  • He received the Ridenhour Truth-Telling Prize.
  • He received the Fritz Bauer Prize.
  • He received the Whistleblower Prize.

What can we learn from Him???

Like Edward Snowden, just focus on your career, there is no limit to success, so try and try you will be a success one day.

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