25 Things You Didn’t Know About Julian Assange And WikiLeaks

Posted by on October 10, 2013

With the new movie The Fifth Estate being released in a few days, curiosity surrounding Julian Assange and WikiLeaks is once again mounting. A hero to some and a villain to others these are 25 things you didn’t know about Julian Assange and WikiLeaks.



25

He moved over 50 times as a child

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24

This translates into 37 different schools

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23

At 16 he began hacking under the name Mendax, meaning nobly truthful

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22

He's been threatened by the Church of Scientology, the President of Kenya, Russian off-shore stem-cell centers, the Pentagon, and nearly everyone else

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21

According to him, he's not inspired by anarchy, but rather anti-stalinism

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20

He started a bachelor of science degree at Central Queensland University focusing on math

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19

He averaged a D and dropped out to focus on WikiLeaks

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18

He's a terrible houseguest known for being paranoid, having poor hygiene, and forgetting to flush

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17

Apparently he's good with kids though

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16

He was confined at the Ecuadorian embassy in London for 1 year.

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15

For the first two months consul Fidel Narvaez slept there to protect Assange from police hostilities

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14

On his 41st birthday he sent cake to all the demonstrators protesting his confinment outside the embassy walls

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13

He's been thrown out of people's houses due to fear that the CIA would come knocking

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12

In an effort to raise money for WikiLeaks, Assange has entertained some famous people while at the embassy

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11

For most of his life he had no home but spends much time in Sweden

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