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Whistleblower Edward Snowden's $8.4 Million Net Worth - How Does he Became Rich?

Published Sun Oct 11 2020 By roshni
Whistleblower Edward Snowden's $8.4 Million Net Worth - How Does he Became Rich?

Edward Snowden is an American PC security counsel who has a Net Worth of  $8.4 million. Snowden is a former National Security Agency subcontractor who made headlines in 2013 when he leaked top-secret information about NSA surveillance activities.

He is known for infamous for leaking highly classified information from the National Security Agency in 2013.

Salary and Earnings

Snowden has disclosed in interviews that his highest salary before living in prison was $200,000 every year. That was from a private company. 

When working for the government, his salary tops out at $122,000 every year. As informed by Snowden's partner, he earns around $200,000 every year in speaking engagement fees.

Edward Snowden speaks from Russia via a live webcast at the Forbidden Research conference held by the Center for Civic Media at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts, last July. Image source: Zimbio

$50k Speaking Fees For 5 Minutes

The most rewarding occasion was at CLSA, a Hong Kong-based financier firm, he was paid $50,000 for his 8 minute speech. Likewise stashed $35,000 in the wake of talking at Piston in Kuwait alongside $32,000 from a talking occasion at a Portuguese the travel industry affiliation. 

Edward Snowden in a professional meeting.

Cash Gifts

As per crusade fund records, Mr. Snowden offered cash in 2012 to Republican presidential long-chance Ron Paul, who underpins carefully shortening the forces of government. Mr. Snowden allegedly made two gifts of $250 (£160) through the span of the mission.

The US government suing Edward Snowden for his book profits.

Income from Books

Edward's most popular book "Permanent Record" whose revelations sparked a global debate about surveillance Government sued Snowden over the Permanent Record publication. 

His total income from this book was $5.2 million, all his income need to hand over to the US government according to a federal court rule, to the US Department of Justice. However, the book is available on Amazon at $49.2.

Permanent Record thoughts on life. Image source: Amazon

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