Fareed Zakaria Biography
Fareed Zakaria is a skilled American journalist currently working at CNN. He is based in New York. He is a columnist for The Washington Post and the author of “In Defense of a Liberal Education” and “The Post-American World.” Zakaria hosts Fareed Zakaria GPS, an international and domestic affairs program aired on Sundays on CNN/U.S. and around the world on CNN International. This forum is a television destination for global newsmakers, U.S. politicians, CEOs, and thought-leading authors and journalists.
Fareed Zakaria Age
How old is he? He is 58 years old as of 2023. Zakaria was born on 20 January 1964 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. He celebrates his birthday on 20 January every year.
Fareed Zakaria Education
He attended the Cathedral and John Connon School in Mumbai. He then joined Yale University, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1986. He served as a president of the Yale Political Union, editor in chief of the Yale Political Monthly, was a member of the Scroll and Key society, and the Party of the Right while in the University. Later in 1993, he earned a Ph.D. in government from Harvard University.
Fareed Zakaria Height|Weight
Zacharia stands on an average height of 5 feet 9inches and weighs around 70kgs
Fareed Zakaria Family
He was born to Fatima Zakaria and Rafiq Zakaria. His father was a politician associated with the Indian National Congress and an Islamic theologian, whereas his mother worked as an editor for the Sunday Times of India. He has two siblings, a brother named Arshad Zakaria and a sister named Tasneem Zakaria Mehta.
Fareed Zakaria Wife
He got married to Paula Throckmorton Zakaria, a jewelry designer in 1997. The couple stayed together for 21 years until Later when Paula filed for divorce and due to unavoidable circumstances, they finalized their divorce in 2018.
Fareed Zakaria Children
He has three children together with his ex-wife; Lila Zakaria, Sofia Zakaria, and Omar Zakaria.
Fareed Zakaria career
Fareed Zakaria GPS has interviewed Senator Barack Obama, former U.S. president Bill Clinton, former U.S. vice president Al Gore, U.S. National Security Advisor Susan Rice, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Martin Dempsey, the Dalai Lama, British Prime Minister David Cameron, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein, JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon, World Bank president Robert Zoellick, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt, and Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates, among other newsmakers.
Zakaria regularly gives his thoughtful contributions to analyzing world events and public affairs to CNN.com, quarterly CNN/TIME magazine specials, and another programming across CNN Worldwide. His primetime Fareed Zakaria GPS specials had in 2013, included “India at a Crossroads” and “The GPS Roadmap for Making Immigration Work” in 2012.
Fareed Zakaria CNN
He hosted his first-ever primetime Fareed Zakaria GPS special on CNN, “Restoring the American Dream”, featuring exclusive interviews with four global CEOs and offering rare insights into the international economic crisis in October 2010. His article, “How to Restore the American Dream,” was featured by TIME as its cover story on October 21, 2010. Zakaria was honored with a George Foster Peabody Award for this special in 2012.
In addition, he is a highly-regarded author. His Post-American World was published and became an immediate bestseller in the U.S in May 2008. and around the world. An updated version, The Post-American World 2.0 was published in May 2011. The Future of Freedom, published in 2007, was also an international bestseller and has been translated into over 20 languages. From Wealth to Power: The Unusual Origins of America’s World Role was published in 1999.
He was also editor of Newsweek International from 2000 to 2010 and a columnist for Newsweek. He was managing editor of Foreign Affairs, a leading journal of international politics and economics from 1992 to 2010, just before his tenure at Newsweek. Zacharia has worked as an analyst for ABC News, a roundtable member of the ABC News political affairs program This Week with George Stephanopoulos, and as the host of Foreign Exchange with Fareed Zakaria on PBS.
Fareed Zakaria Awards
He has earned numerous awards and has been named to various lists, including Foreign Policy magazine’s list of “Top 100 Global Thinkers” and Newsweek magazine’s “Power 50” list of the most influential political figures of 2010.Esquire magazine named Zakaria as “One of the 21 Most Important People of the 21st Century,” in 1999.
Zacharia works on the boards of Yale University, the Council of Foreign Relations, the Trilateral Commission, and Shakespeare and Company, a theater group in the Berkshires. He got his honorary degrees from Brown, the University of Miami, and Oberlin College, among other educational institutions. He received a bachelor’s degree from Yale University and a doctorate in political science from Harvard University.
Fareed Zakariasalary |Net Worth
Zakaria has an estimated salary ranging between $70,000 – $125,000 and has an estimated net worth of $1 Million -$5 Million which he earned from his broadcasting career.
Fareed Zakaria Social Media Platforms
He is very active on social media platforms and has over 1m followers on Twitter, 40.8k followers on Instagram, and over 678k followers on Facebook.