Fareed Zakaria

Nadine Caridi

Quick Facts

Date of Birth January 20, 1964
Nationality American, Indian
Profession Journalist
Working for CNN, CNN's Fareed Zakaria GPS
Ethnicity Indian-American
Marital Status Married
Spouse Paula Throckmorton Zakaria (Wife)
Married on 1997
Children(s) N/A(Kids)
Net Worth(s) $4 Million
Name on Birth Fareed Rafiq Zakaria (Real Name)
Divorce Not Yet
Height N/A
Weight N/A
Religion Muslim
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black
Twitter @FareedZakaria
Age 56 Years

Fareed Zakaria is an Indian-American journalist and author.


Fareed was born on 1964 January 20 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, to a Muslim family.


He was born in India and raised there with his family. He got his high school education there in India. He was born in a high profile family with good manners. 

School College

Zakaria attended the Cathedral and John Connon School in Mumbai. He received a Bachelor of Arts from Yale University. In 1993 he earned a Doctor of Philosophy in Government from Harvard University where he studied under Samuel P. Huntington and Stanley Hoffmann, as well as international relations theorist Robert Keohane.

Father, Mother

Fareed was born to father Rafiq Zakaria who was a politician associated with the Indian National Congress and an Islamic scholar and his mother Fatima Zakaria who was for a time the editor of the Sunday Times of India.

Children Kids

He has three children one son and two daughters. They are son Omar and daughters Lila and Sofia.

Career Life and Jobs

 In 1992 Zakaria became the managing editor of Foreign Affairs, at the age of 28. Under his guidance, the magazine was redesigned and moved from a quarterly to a bimonthly schedule. He served as an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University, where he taught a seminar on international relations. He was named editor of Newsweek International and became a weekly columnist for Newsweek in October 2000. It was announced that he was moving from Newsweek to Time, to serve as Editor-at-Large and columnist in August 2010. He also writes a fortnightly column for the Washington Post. He has been published on a variety of subjects for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker, The New Republic and, for a brief period, as a wine columnist for the web magazine Slate. Zakaria is the author of From Wealth to Power: The Unusual Origins of America's World Role (Princeton, 1998), The Future of Freedom (Norton, 2003), and The Post-American World (2008); he has also co-edited The American Encounter: The United States and the Making of the Modern World (Basic Books). His last two books have both been New York Times bestsellers, and have been translated into over 25 languages. An updated and expanded edition of The Post-American World ("Release 2.0") was published in 2011. Zakaria wrote the cover essay for the newly redesigned relaunch of Foreign Affairs titled, "Can America Be Fixed?" Zakaria was a news analyst with ABC's This Week with George Stephanopoulos (2002–2007) where he was a member of the Sunday morning roundtable in January 2013. He hosted the weekly TV news show, Foreign Exchange with Fareed Zakaria on PBS from 2005–08. His weekly show, Fareed Zakaria GPS (Global Public Square) premiered on CNN in June 2008. It airs twice weekly in the United States and four times weekly on CNN International, reaching over 200 million homes. In 2013 he became one of the producers for the HBO series “Vice”, serving as a consultant.

Wife, Marriage and Divorce

He is married to his wife Paula Throckmorton Zakaria. They are having a good and happy life together with their children.

Height, weight and age

He has well average height indeed a great height. His height and weight measurement are not available he has well balanced his height and weight to look smart and intellectual in the tv screen when he comes. He is now 49 years old.

Nationality, Ethnicity, religion

He is of American and Indian nationality. He is of Indian ethnicity and he follows Muslim religion.

Net Worth, Salary and income

He is a hardworking and dedicated employee of CNN. He is well paid by the employers and has a good income from his profession. Hus net worth is $4 million which he earned from his job working hard and being sincere.

Awards and Achievement

He has been awarded with many awards in his 49 years long life time. Zakaria has been nominated five times for the National Magazine Award, and won it once, for his columns and commentary. His show has won a Peabody award and been nominated for several Emmys. He was conferred India Abroad Person of the Year 2008 award on 20 March 2009, in New York. Filmmaker Mira Nair, who won the award for year 2007, honored her successor. He has received honorary degrees from Harvard University, Brown University, Johns Hopkins University, the University of Miami, Oberlin College, Bates College, and the University of Oklahoma among others. In January 2010, Zakaria was given the Padma Bhushan award by the Indian government for his contribution to the field of journalism.

Quotes, Gossip and Rumor News

He has many quotes and some of them are as follows:-

The U.S. has 760 prisoners per 100,000 citizens. That's not just many more than in other developed countries but seven to ten times as many. Japan has 63 per 100,000, Germany has 90, France has 96, South Korea has 97, and Britain - with a rate among the highest - has 153. Even developing countries that are well known for their crime problems have a third of U.S. numbers. Mexico has 208 prisoners per 100,000 citizens, and Brazil has 242. The U.S.'s prison population has quadrupled since 1980. So something has happened in in the past thirty years to push millions of people into prison. That something, of course, is the war on drugs.

We are creating a vast prisoner underclass in this country, at huge expense, increasingly unable to function in normal society, all in the name of a war we have already lost. If Pat Robertson can admit he was wrong, surely it is not too much to ask the same of America's political leaders.

In the days of the Arab Spring, we were all intoxicated by the sight of millions gathered in public squares to protest dictatorial governments. We hoped this would culminate in liberal democracy in the Arab world. Two years later, it's clear the prospects in the region are mixed. It turns out the key is not people power but paper power. The focus should be less on elections and more on constitutions.

Those urging the U.S. to intervene in Syria are certain of one thing: if we had intervened sooner, things would have been better in that war-torn country. Had the Obama Administration gotten involved earlier, there would be less instability and fewer killings. We would not be seeing, in John McCain's words,' atrocities that are on a scale that we have not seen in a long, long time'. In fact, we have seen atrocities much worse than those in Syria very recently - in Iraq under U.S. occupation, only a few years ago. The U.S. was about as actively engaged in Iraq as is possible, and yet more terrible things happened there than in Syria. All the features of the Syrian civil war that are supposedly the result of U.S. non-intervention also appeared in Iraq despite America's massive intervention there.

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