Fareed Zakaria

Fareed Zakaria is known as an Indian-American author and journalist. He is most famous for his work at Newsweek and CNN.

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Background and Age

Fareed Rafiq Zakaria was born on January 20, 1964, in Maharashtra, India. He grew up in a Muslim household. His father, Rafiq Zakaria, was a renowned politician and his mother, Fatima Zakaria, worked as an editor for the Sunday Times of India. For his schooling, he attended the Cathedral and John Connon School of Mumbai. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Yale University.

At college, he was the president of the Yale Political Union at the university. He was also the chief editor of the Yale Political Monthly. He also joined the Scroll and Key Society, where he became an associate of the Party of the Right. He later attended Harvard, where he obtained his PhD in Government in 1993. After presenting a study project based on America's foreign policy at Harvard, he became the running editor of Foreign Affairs.

Marriage, Wife, and Kids

Fareed has been married to Paula Throckmorton Zakaria for some time. She has a business designing jewelry. Their relationship began with a blind date set up by a mutual friend. They have one son, Omar, and two daughters, Lila and Sofia, who live with them.

Career and Net Worth

At Columbia University, Fareed Rafiq Zakaria worked as an adjunct professor and taught foreign cultures. In October 2010, he was appointed Editor of Newsweek International. Zakaria served as a news analyst on ABC's This Week from 2002 to 2007. In the US, Zakaria's Global Public Square was broadcast twice a week on CNN.

Zakaria has written several books for the benefit of international relations. His book, The Future of Freedom, defines democracy in the Western world as liberal democracy, which is the combination of participatory politics and constitutional liberalism. His other titles include Liberal Democracy, The Unusual Origins of America's World Role, From Wealth to Power, Can America Be Fixed?, The American Encounter, and The Post-American World. He also writes about various topics in daily journals, brochures, and magazines.

Zakaria has been nominated five times for the National Magazine Award. He has received numerous Emmy awards for his show 'Peabody'. In January 2010, he was awarded the Padma Bhushan by the Government of India for his outstanding dedication to journalism.


Fareed was accused of plagiarizing content from a New York magazine essay for use in a column he wrote for Time magazine. Consequently, he was fired from Time magazine. Jokingly, Fareed said that he thought the entire controversy was his fault. He claimed that he was told by his editor to cite once, and that he was merely borrowing some quotes and then identifying the other writer as the author. Instead of using a passive formula, he made conscious changes in wording in order to disguise his borrowing. His accusers have cited many examples to prove that he had tried to intentionally hide the source of the quotes.

Quick Facts
Date of Birth: 20-01-1964
Nationality: American, Indian
Profession: Journalist
Employer: CNN's Fareed Zakaria GPS and writes for The Washington Post
Wife: Paula Throckmorton
Marital Status: Married
Marriage Date: 1997
Girlfriend: Not Yet
Ethnicity: Mixed(Indian)
Net Worth: $4 Million Dollars
Height: 1.68 m 5 feet 8 inches
Children: N/A
Birth Sign: Aquarius
Birth Place: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Alma Mater: Harvard University, Yale University
Birth Date: 20 Jan, 1964
Age: 56 yrs
Citizenship: United States of America
Birth Place: Mumbai
Education: Yale University
Harvard University
Gender: Male
Description: Indian-American journalist and author
Twitter Id: FareedGPSCNN
Net Worth 2020: 12 million
Net Worth 2021: 12 million
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Last Modified: Mar 28 2023
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