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Assange: Wikileaks Loses $935,000 Every Week

According to Assange, the site is bleeding about $935,000 every week since the release of the diplomatic cables late last year.

He did not explain how Wikileaks is currently being financed, but referred to "financial troubles" and the fact that he did not and could not touch has not touched any of the rumored $2.3 million that was reportedly offered for his autobiography. This number may not be correct anyway as Assange noted that he could earn $1.7 million within a few years, if the book turned out to be a great success.

Despite the financial issues and the fact that Assange cannot move from his current location, Wikileaks is apparently running "almost as before." He said that he feels like a "caged bird."

As for a future leak that will affect banks, Assange told 24 heures that "Bank of America is visibly concerned." Apparently, there was a crisis meeting to review all records. However, the Wikileaks founder said that the documents will not be released in the immediate future as he has "too much to do" with the diplomatic cables.   

  • Teddy Weddy
    and the fact that he did not and could not touch has not touched any of the

    Err.
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  • tulx
    Teddy WeddyErr.
    You're reading it wrong.
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  • fjiekie
    it's still confusing, i had to read it a few times to get it all right.

    "and the fact that he (did not and could not touch) has not touched any of the rumored $2.3 million that"

    you have to read it like this, (i hope!)

    and a correction (and feel free to correct me :p):
    "and the fact that he, he did not and could not touch, has not touched any of the rumored $2.3 million that"
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  • Either way it's incorrect grammar.
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  • christop
    So he should not would not could not touch...
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  • tommysch
    I just hope that he will die of radioactive poisoning in a near future.
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  • house70
    If we had more sites like Wikileaks the world would be a cleaner place...
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  • jitpublisher
    Since this article is made up entirely of rumors, maybe its supposed to be 9350.00 per week.
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  • mavroxur
    $935k a week? You're running it wrong.
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  • feeddagoat
    TommySchI just hope that he will die of radioactive poisoning in a near future.
    *sigh* Russia, Iran, North korea has the same approach to the truth. Its getting tiring hearing all this hatred directed at Assange rather than refuting the cables he leaked. Shooting the messenger comes to mind. Its just a pity that when presented with the truth, peoples reaction is to automatically try to destroy it rather than look at what presented and form an actual opinion on it. Have you even read any of the cables or only "be told about them" by friends or by your "not under your governments thumb" press?
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