Julian Assange Height, Weight, Age, Affairs, Wife, Biography & More

Julian Assange

Real NameJulian Paul Assange
NicknameNot Known
ProfessionEditor-in-chief of WikiLeaks
Wikileaks Logo
Awards/NominationsAwards won in 2008
Economist New Media Award
Awards won in 2009
Amnesty International UK Media Awards
Awards won in 2010
TIME Person of the Year, Reader's Choice
Sam Adams Award
Awards won in 2011
Free Dacia Award
Sydney Peace Foundation Gold Medal
Martha Gellhorn Prize for Journalism
Walkley Award for Most Outstanding Contribution to Journalism
Voltaire Award for Free Speech
Awards won in 2012
Big Brother Awards Hero of Privacy
Awards won in 2013
Global Exchange Human Rights Award, People’s Choice
Yoko Ono Lennon Courage Award for the Arts
New York Festivals World's Best TV & Films Silver World Medal
Awards won in 2014
Union of Journalists in Kazakhstan Top Prize
Physical Stats & More
Heightin centimeters- 188 cm
in meters- 1.88 m
in Feet Inches- 6’ 1”
Weightin Kilograms- 72 kg
in Pounds- 72 lbs
Eye ColourBlue
Hair ColourWhite
Personal Life
Date of Birth3 July 1971
Age (as in 2017)46 Years
Birth PlaceTownsville, Queensland, Australia
Zodiac sign/Sun signCancer
HometownMelbourne, Victoria, Australia
SchoolGoolmangar Primary School in New South Wales (1979–1983),
Townsville State High School
CollegeCentral Queensland University,
University of Melbourne
Educational QualificationsBachelor of Science Degree in Programming, Mathematics, and Physics
FamilyFather- John Shipton
John Shipton
Step-Father- Richard Brett Assange
Richard Brett Assange
Mother- Christine Ann Hawkins
Christine Ann Hawkins
Brother- N/A
Sister- N/A
ReligionNot Known
HobbiesReading Novels and Being involved with Children
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusDivorced
Affairs/Girlfriends Sarah Harrison,
Julian with Sarah Harrison
Teresa Assange
Wife/SpouseTeresa Assange (Divorced)
ChildrenSon- Daniel Assange
Daniel Assange
Daughter- N/A
Money Factor
Net Worth $1.3 Million

Julian Assange

Some Lesser Known Facts About Julian Assange

  • Does Julian Assange smoke?: Yes
  • Does Julian Assange drink alcohol?: Yes
  • When Julian was one-year-old, his mother married Richard Brett Assange.
  • Assange started hacking in 1987 under the name Mendax.
  • He formed a hacking group with his two other friends known as “Trax” and “Prime Suspect”. They called the group International Subversives.
  • At the end of the 1980s, he hacked into the Pentagon and other US Department of Defense facilities, MILNET, the US Navy, NASA, and Australia’s Overseas Telecommunications Commission; Citibank, Lockheed Martin, Motorola, Panasonic, and Xerox; and the Australian National University, La Trobe University, and Stanford University’s SRI International.
  • In September 1991 Assange was discovered hacking into the Melbourne Master Terminal of Nortel, a Canadian multinational telecommunications corporation.
  • At the end of October 1991, Australian Police tapped Assange’s phone line and raided his home and eventually charged him in 1994 with thirty-one counts of hacking and related crimes.
  • In 1994, he started programming authoring or co-authoring the Transmission Control Protocol port scanner strobe.c (1995).
  • Having finished his study in Melbourne University, Assange and his friends founded WikiLeaks in 2006.
  • Currently, he is a member of WikiLeaks’s advisory board and works as the Editor-in-chief.
  • Between 2006 and 2015, WikiLeaks published more than 10 Million documents and gained unprecedented popularity.
  • WikiLeaks disclosed the Manning material included the Collateral Murder video (April 2010) which showed US soldiers shooting dead 18 people from a helicopter in Iraq, the Afghanistan war logs (July 2010), the Iraq war logs (October 2010), a quarter of a million diplomatic cables (November 2010), and the Guantánamo files (April 2011).
  • Former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard labeled his activities illegal, but Police said that he had broken no Australian law.                                                                                                                                                                           Julia Gillard
  • US Vice-President Joe Biden and others called him a “terrorist”.
  • Many people supported him such as Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa, Spain’s Podemos party leader Pablo Iglesias, Britain’s Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay, Argentina’s ambassador to the UK Alicia Castro, and activists and celebrities including Tariq Ali, John Perry Barlow, Daniel Ellsberg, Mary Kostakidis, John Pilger, Ai Weiwei, Michael Moore, Noam Chomsky, Vaughan Smith, and Oliver Stone.                Luiz Inacio Lula Da Silva   Rafael Correa   Pablo Iglesias   Alicia Castro
  • Once Assange stated that he would run for Australian Senate in 2012 under the newly created WikiLeaks Party.
  • In 2010 when he was visiting Sweden, he faced sexual assault allegations from two women with whom he had sex. He was questioned, the case was closed, and he was told he could leave the country.
  • On 19 June 2012, he applied for Political Asylum at the Ecuadorian embassy in London. Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Ricardo Patiño announced his Political Asylum. He was confined at the Ecuadorian embassy in London for 1 year.                                                                                                                                                                           Julian Assange in Equador Embassy
  • On his 41st birthday, he sent the cake to all the demonstrators protesting his confinement outside the embassy walls.
  • He’s been threatened by the Church of Scientology, the President of Kenya, Russian offshore stem-cell centers, the Pentagon, and nearly everyone else.
  • As per him, he’s not inspired by anarchy, but rather anti-Stalinism.
  • At the Age of 18th, he got married to a woman named Teresa, and in 1989 they had a son, Daniel Assange, now a software designer. The Couple later separated and feuded over child custody.
  • In an open letter to French President François Hollande, Assange stated his youngest child lives in France with his/her mother. He also said that his family had faced death threats and harassment due to his work, forcing them to change identities and reduce contact with him.                                                                                                        Hollande