The former CIA employee who made global headlines in June of 2013 when he told the media about the National Security Agency's aggressive tactics.
He joined the US Army but was discharged after seriously injuring himself during training.
He gave all of the highly secretive information about the NSA's tracking techniques to journalist Glenn Greenwald.
His dad worked in the US Coast Guard and his mother worked for the District Court of Maryland.
Julian Assange and him both became famous after they helped to unleash government secrets to the world.
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