Edward Snowden net worth 2022: Putin awards Russian citizenship

Edward Snowden net worth 2022: Putin awards Russian citizenship

Russian President Putin has granted former US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden Russian citizenship.

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Snowden, who leaked extensive US intelligence surveillance operations, has been living in exile in Russia.

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He is accused of espionage and theft of government property for leaking information on US intelligence and mass surveillance programs.

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He was exposed by the National Security Agency (NSA) program after impacting millions of Americans in 2013.

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The 39-year-old faces espionage charges and 30 years in prison in the US.

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In November 2020, Snowden and his wife, Lindsay Mills, applied for Russian citizenship after receiving permanent residency there.

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According to his lawyer, Snowden has a child born in Russia, following which he received Russian citizenship at birth.

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The American whistleblower has an estimated net worth of $700,000 in 2022.

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