Julian Assange was born on July 3, 1971, in Townsville, Australia. Assange used his genius IQ to hack into the databases of many high profile organizations. In 2006, Assange began work on WikiLeaks. April 2019 WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arrested by British police and carried out of the Ecuadorean embassy on Thursday after his South American hosts abruptly revoked his seven-year asylum, paving the way for his extradition to the United States. Julian Assange biography and proflie.