Julian Assange

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Julian Paul Assange (; born 3 July 1971) is an Australian editor, publisher and activist who founded WikiLeaks in 2006. WikiLeaks came to international attention in 2010 when it published a series of leaks provided by U.S. Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning. These leaks included the Baghdad airstrike Collateral Murder video (April 2010), the Afghanistan war logs (July 2010), the Iraq war logs (October 2010), and Cablegate (November 2010). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Julian Assange has received more than 16,520,974 page views. His biography is available in 102 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 101 in 2019). Julian Assange is the 11th most popular journalist (down from 7th in 2019), the 15th most popular biography from Australia (down from 2nd in 2019) and the most popular Australian Journalist.

Julian Assange is most famous for being the founder of WikiLeaks, a website that publishes classified information.

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Among journalists, Julian Assange ranks 11 out of 129Before him are Joseph Pulitzer, Gianni Rodari, Gerda Taro, Sebastião Salgado, Dorothea Lange, and John Reed. After him are Anna Politkovskaya, Beate Klarsfeld, W. T. Stead, Lee Miller, Jean-Marie Balestre, and Walker Evans.

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Among people born in 1971, Julian Assange ranks 8Before him are Justin Trudeau, Elon Musk, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Jared Leto, Pep Guardiola, and Anna Netrebko. After him are Winona Ryder, Jeremy Renner, Idina Menzel, Mark Wahlberg, Kim Jong-nam, and Ewan McGregor.

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In Australia

Among people born in Australia, Julian Assange ranks 15 out of 790Before him are Rupert Murdoch (1931), Cate Blanchett (1969), Chris Hemsworth (1983), Rod Laver (1938), Colleen McCullough (1937), and Truganini (1812). After him are Steve Irwin (1962), Alexander Prokhorov (1916), Hugh Jackman (1968), Ned Kelly (1855), Peter Singer (1946), and V. Gordon Childe (1892).

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Among journalists born in Australia, Julian Assange ranks 1

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