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Julian Assange

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Julian Paul Assange ( ə-SAHNZH; né Hawkins; born 3 July 1971) is an Australian journalist, editor, publisher, and activist. In 2006, he founded the non-profit media organisation WikiLeaks, which published leaked documents that had an impact on political news. Wikileaks came to wide international attention in 2010 when, in partnership with five newspapers, it published a series of documents and other media provided by U.S. Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning.Assange was raised in several towns in Australia until his family settled in Melbourne in his mid-teens. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Julian Assange has received more than 20,620,787 page views. His biography is available in 102 different languages on Wikipedia. Julian Assange is the 10th most popular journalist (up from 11th in 2019), the 15th most popular biography from Australia 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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  • 102

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  • 6.91

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  • 5.32

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Among journalists, Julian Assange ranks 10 out of 127Before him are François-Noël Babeuf, Gianni Rodari, Joseph Pulitzer, Gerda Taro, Anna Politkovskaya, and Sebastião Salgado. After him are John Reed, Dorothea Lange, W. Eugene Smith, Lee Miller, Beate Klarsfeld, and Steve McCurry.

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Among people born in 1971, Julian Assange ranks 7Before him are Elon Musk, Tupac Shakur, Justin Trudeau, Jared Leto, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, and Pep Guardiola. After him are Jada Pinkett Smith, Mark Wahlberg, Winona Ryder, Jeremy Renner, Anna Netrebko, and Idina Menzel.

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In Australia

Among people born in Australia, Julian Assange ranks 15 out of 925Before him are Truganini (1812), Heath Ledger (1979), Chris Hemsworth (1983), Hugh Jackman (1968), Jack Brabham (1926), and Paul Hogan (1939). After him are Steve Irwin (1962), Colleen McCullough (1937), Peter Singer (1946), Lionel Logue (1880), Margaret Court (1942), and Tamam Shud case (1903).

Among JOURNALISTS In Australia

Among journalists born in Australia, Julian Assange ranks 1

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