Fareed Zakaria Biography
Fareed Zakaria is an Indian anchor/reporter, political commentator, and author working at CNN. He serves as the host of CNN’s Fareed Zakaria GPS which airs on Sundays at 10 am and at 1 pm.
Fareed Zakaria Age
Zakaria is 57 years old as of 2021. He was born on January 20, 1964, in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. He celebrates his birthday on the 20th of January every year.
Fareed Zakaria Height
Zakaria stands at a height of 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs 70 kg.
Fareed Zakaria Family
Zakaria’s father is known as Rafiq Zakaria who happens to be a politician associated with the Indian National Congress while his mother is known as Fatima Zakaria. He has two siblings known as Tasneem Zakaria Mehta and Arshad Zakaria.
Fareed Zakaria Wife
Zakaria is married to Paula Throckmorton who happens to be a jewelry designer. They tried the knot in 1997 and later on in 2018, his wife filed for a divorce. Together the couple has been blessed with three children namely Omar, Lily, and Sofia. He resided in the Upper West Side of New York City together with his children.
Fareed Zakaria Net Worth
Zakaria has an estimated net worth of between $15 Million which he has earned through his career as an anchor.
Fareed Zakaria Salary
Zakaria earns an annual salary of $5 Million.
Fareed Zakaria Education
Zakaria attended the University of Miami, Oberlin College, and other educational institutions where he received honorary degrees. Additionally, he attended Yale University where he received a bachelor’s degree. He also went ahead to join Harvard University where he attained a doctorate in political science.
Fareed Zakaria Career
Zakaria serves at CNN as the host of the program “Fareed Zakaria GPS” which airs on Sundays at 10 am and at 1 pm. He is also a columnist for The Washington Post and the author of “In Defense of a Liberal Education” and “The Post-American World.” His GPS is an international and domestic affair that airs in the United States and around the world on CNN International.
He has interviewed former United States President Barack Obama, vice president Al Gore, United States Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, the Dalai Lama, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, Turkish President Abdullah Gül, Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt, Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates, World Bank president Robert Zoellick, Prime Minister of India Manmohan Singh, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, King Abdullah II, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, British Prime Minister David Cameron, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm, Martin Dempsey, and other newsmakers.
Furthermore, he also often contributes his thoughtful analysis of world events, and public affairs to CNN.com, quarterly CNN/TIME magazine specials, among many other programs across CNN Worldwide. In 2012, “The GPS Roadmap for Making Immigration Work” was included in Fareed Zakaria GPS specials, and in 2013, “India at a Crossroads” was also included.
“Restoring the American Dream” was his first primetime Fareed Zakaria GPS special on CNN which aired in October 2010. It featured exclusive interviews with four global CEOs and offered rare insights into the international economic crisis. On October 21, 2010, his article, “How to Restore the American Dream” was featured on TIME as its cover story. This special enabled him to receive a George Foster Peabody Award in 2012.
From 2000 to 2010, he served as a columnist for Newsweek and an editor for Newsweek International. Additionally, he also served as a leading journal of international politics and economics from 1992 to 2010, and as a managing editor of Foreign Affairs. Furthermore, he has also worked as a roundtable member of the ABC News political affairs program This Week with George Stephanopoulos, as the host of Foreign Exchange with Fareed Zakaria on PBS, and as an analyst for ABC News.
In his journalism career, he has received many awards and has been named on several lists such as Newsweek magazine’s “Power 50” list of the most influential political figures of 2010, and Foreign Policy magazine’s list of “Top 100 Global Thinkers.” Prior to being named “One of the 21 Most Important People of the 21st Century” by Esquire magazine in 1999. He also has other roles such as; serving on the Council of Foreign Relations, Shakespeare and Company, the Trilateral Commission, and serving on the board of Yale University.
Fareed Zakaria Book / Author
Zakaria is a highly regarded author who has penned a book called “The Post-American World” which was published in May 2018, and became a bestseller in the United States. and around the world within a short while. Later on, in May 2011, an updated version, The Post-American World 2.0 was published. Furthermore, his book The Future of Freedom published in 2017, was also an international bestseller and has been translated into more than twenty languages.
Fareed Zakaria CNN
Zakaria is working at CNN where he works alongside other famous CNN anchors and reporters including;
- Anderson Cooper
- Guillermo Arduino
- Carl Azuz
- Jeffy Zeleny
- Julian Zelizer
- Jeff Zucker
- Vanessa Yurkevich
- Ryan Young
- Jasmine Wright
- Fredricka Whitefield
- Whitney Wild
- Coy Wire
- Ben Westcott
- Nick Watt
- Bill Weir
- Ben Wedeman
- Hines Ward
- Ivan Watson
- Clarissa Ward
- Bianna Golodryga
- Brooke Baldwin
Fareed Zakaria Social Media Platforms
Zakaria is active on his social media accounts and is often seen posting on his Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. He has over 1M followers on Twitter, over 33K followers on Instagram, and over 615K followers on Facebook.