Fareed Zakaria Bio, Age, Family, Husband, Kids, CNN, Books, Salary

Fareed Zakaria Biography

Fareed Rafiq Zakaria is an Indian-American media personality serving as the host of CNN’s Fareed Zakaria GPS and writes a weekly paid column for The Washington Post. He previously served as an editor of Newsweek International, managing editor of Foreign Affairs, a columnist for Time, and an analyst for ABC News.

Fareed Zakaria Age

Zakaria was born on 20 January 1964 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

Fareed Zakaria Height

He stands at a height of 5 feet 8 inches tall.

Fareed Zakaria Education

Zakaria attended the Cathedral and John Connon School in Mumbai before joining Yale University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in 1986, At the university, he was president of the Yale Political Union, editor in chief of the Yale Political Monthly, a member of the Scroll and Key society, and a member of the Party of the Right. He later gained a Ph.D. in government from Harvard University in 1993.

Fareed Zakaria Parents

Zakaria is the son of Rafiq Zakaria and Fatima Zakaria.  His father was a  politician and Islamic religious cleric and was closely associated with the Indian independence movement and the Indian National Congress party. He also served as a cabinet minister in the state government of Maharashtra and later as a Member of the Indian parliament as well as deputy to Indira Gandhi, the leader of the Congress Party, in the Lok Sabha. He is an alumnus of Ismail Yusuf College, Mumbai and won the Chancellor’s Gold Medal in the MA examination of the University of Mumbai. Rafiq received a Ph.D. from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. His mother was his father’s second wife. She was for a time the editor of the Sunday Times of India and was in 2008 the editor of the Taj magazine of the Taj Hotels.

Fareed Zakaria Wife

He was married to Paula Throckmorton, a jewelry designer in 1997. In July 2018, his wife filed for divorce citing an ‘irretrievable breakdown’. of their marriage.  He currently resides in the Upper West Side in New York City.

Fareed Zakaria Children

Together with his ex-wife, they have three children, a son Omar Zakaria and two daughters, Lila Zakaria and Sofia Zakaria.

Fareed Zakaria CNN

Fareed hosts Fareed Zakaria GPS,a  weekly international and domestic affairs program that airs on CNN/U.S. and around the world on CNN International. Since its debut in 2008, it has become a prominent television forum for global newsmakers and thought leaders. He has interviewed prominent people including, U.S. President Barack Obama, French President Emmanuel Macron, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and many more. The Fareed Zakaria GPS  program earned the prestigious Peabody Award in 2011 and has received multiple Emmy nominations.

Zakaria has regularly hosted primetime specials for CNN Worldwide, such as “Blindsided: How ISIS Shook the World,” “Why Trump Won,” and “Putin: The Most Powerful Man in the World.” He frequently contributes his thoughtful analysis of world events and public affairs to CNN.com; Fareed’s Global Briefing, a daily digital newsletter; and other programming across CNN’s multiple platforms.

Prior to his tenure at CNN Worldwide, he also worked as an editor of Newsweek International, managing editor of Foreign Affairs, a columnist for Time, an analyst for ABC News, and the host of Foreign Exchange with Fareed Zakaria on PBS. He also serves on the boards of the Council of Foreign Relations and New America.

Fareed Zakaria Awards

Zakaria has won many awards including,  the Arthur Ross Media Award by the American Academy of Diplomacy in 2017and  the  Padma Bhushan,  from the Government of India in  2010. Fareed was named a “Top 10 Global Thinker of the Last 10 Years” by Foreign Policy magazine in 2019, and Esquire once called him “the most influential foreign policy adviser of his generation.

Fareed Zakaria Books

Zakaria is the author of three highly-regarded and New York Times bestselling books: In Defense of a Liberal Education (2015), a commentary on the importance of a well-rounded education; the international bestselling The Post-American World (1st ed. 2008, 2nd ed. 2011), a discussion of the rise of non-Western powers; and The Future of Freedom (2003), a study of “illiberal democracy” in various countries, also an international bestseller. His latest book is Ten Lessons for a Post-Pandemic World.

Fareed Zakaria Salary

He has an annual average salary of $5 million.

Fareed Zakaria Net Worth

He has a net worth of $12 million.

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