Wikileaks' Julian Assange is getting paid huge amounts of money to write his autobiography. It's the most recent item on his list of inevitable achievements for suddenly famous people (right after "Time magazine cover" and "sex scandal").
The deal, for 1.3 million dollars, includes publication in the United States and the UK and will detail his rise to hacker stardom / infamy. While not likely to improve Assange's reputation as an egomaniac, the book deal does come at a necessary time. Assange is reportedly broke and in need of some serious legal money.