Fareed Zakaria Bio, Wiki, Age, Family, Wife, CNN, Net Worth, Salary and Twitter

Fareed Zakaria is an Indian-American author, host, and commentator serving as the host of Fareed Zakaria GPS at CNN. He joined CNN in 2008. 

Fareed Zakaria Biography

Fareed Zakaria is an Indian-American author, host, and commentator working at CNN serving as the host of Fareed Zakaria GPS, a columnist for The Washington Post. He joined CNN in 2008. 

Fareed Zakaria Education

Zakaria went to the University of Miami, Brown, and Oberlin College where he attained his honorary degrees.  He also went to Yale University where he attained his bachelor’s degree and earned his doctorate in political science from Harvard University.

Fareed Zakaria Career

Zakaria serves as the host of Fareed Zakaria GPS at CNN and is also working at The Washington Post serving as a columnist. He also authored “The Post-American World” and “In Defense of a Liberal Education.” Fareed Zakaria GPS is a domestic and international affairs program on that airs Sundays on CNN/U.S. In addition to these roles, he also serves as the weekend anchor on CNN and also makes contributions to quarterly CNN/TIME magazine specials, CNN.com, and many other shows.

Zakaria also interviewed former U.S. president Bill Clinton, Senator Barack Obama, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao, King Abdullah II, former U.S. vice president Al Gore, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm, U.S. National Security Advisor Susan Rice, and British Prime Minister David Cameron. He also interviewed Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, World Bank president Robert Zoellick, Turkish President Abdullah Gül, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, and Martin Dempsey.

Zakaria also hosted “Restoring the American Dream” in October 2010 which featured exclusive interviews and offered infrequent insights into the international economic crisis. From 2000 to 2010, he worked at Newsweek International where he served as an editor. Prior to working at Newsweek, he previously worked as a managing editor of Foreign Affairs and was also leading the journal of international economics and politics from 1992 to 2010.

Prior to that, he previously worked at ABC News where he served as an analyst and was also a roundtable member of This Week with George Stephanopoulos ( the ABC News political affairs program). In addition to his roles at ABC News, he also served as the host of Foreign Exchange with Fareed Zakaria on PBS.

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Zakaria has also managed to win several awards ever since he started his career. For instance, he was on Foreign Policy magazine’s list of “Top 100 Global Thinkers” as well as the “Power 50” list of the most influential political figures of 2010 by Newsweek magazine. He was tagged “One of the 21 Most Important People of the 21st Century” by Esquire magazine in 1999.

Fareed Zakaria Age

Zakaria is 58 years old as of 2021. She was born on 20 January 1964 in Mumbai, India.

Fareed Zakaria Height

He stands at a height of 5 feet 6 inches (1.68 m).

Fareed Zakaria Family

Zakaria was born to a Konkani Muslim family in Bombay (present-day Mumbai), India. His father, Rafiq Zakaria, was a politician and an Islamic theologian affiliated with the Indian National Congress. Fatima Zakaria, his mother, was the second wife of his father. She was the editor of the Sunday Times of India for some time.

Fareed Zakaria Wife

Zakaria married a jewelry designer named Paula Throckmorton in 1997. The pair has three kids. His wife filed for divorce in July 2018. His former wife is a Christian and his three children have not been raised as Muslims.

Fareed Zakaria Net Worth

Zakaria has an estimated net worth of $15 Million which he has earned through being a Journalist, writer, and political commentator.

Fareed Zakaria Salary

Zakaria earns an annual salary of $4 Million.

Fareed Zakaria Political views

From 2000 to 2010, Zakaria was the editor of Newsweek International and was a Newsweek columnist. Prior to his time at Newsweek, from 1992 to 2010, Zakaria was the managing editor of Foreign Affairs, a leading international political and economic publication. He has worked as an ABC News analyst, a roundtable member of George Stephanopoulos’ political affairs program This Week with ABC News, and as host of PBS Foreign Exchange with Fareed Zakaria.

While he has been identified variously as a political democrat, a nationalist, a moderate, or a militant centrist, Zakaria self-identifies as a “centrist” During the 2008 Democratic presidential race and even for president, he endorsed Barack Obama. The Prospect of Democracy and The Post-American Era are among his works. “has a first-class mind and likes to say things that run against conventional wisdom” has a first-class mind and likes to say things that go against conventional wisdom.” over-rated thinkers”over-rated thinkers”perfectly in tune with the moment”perfectly in tune with the moment.

According to his novels, Zakaria’s most significant development of modern times is the “rise of the rest,” the economic emergence of China, India, Brazil, and other nations. Zakaria has opposed what he sees as U.S. measures that are “fear-based” He has promoted the decriminalization of drugs and residency for undocumented aliens of all backgrounds at the time. Zakaria endorsed Barack Obama on his CNN program before the 2008 presidential election. The New York Times reported in May 2011 that on Middle East issues, President Obama “sounded out prominent journalists like Fareed Zakaria … and Thomas L. Friedman” Zakaria called for an intergenerational initiative in Arab countries to create more transparent and diverse communities.

Fareed Zakaria CNN

Zakaria works at CNN where he works alongside other famous CNN anchors, reporters, meteorologists, and sports anchors including;

  1. Roland Martin
  2. Sara Sidner
  3. Erin Mclaughlin
  4. Dylan Byers
  5. Katrina Pierson
  6. Irin Carmon
  7. Natasha Curry
  8. Christi Paul
  9. Bob Van Dillen
  10. Midwin Charles
  11. Anderson Cooper
  12. Jason Carroll
  13. Gloria Borger

The table below answers some of the frequently asked questions about  Zakaria.

Who is Fareed Zakaria?

 He is an Indian-American journalist, political commentator, and author

How old is Fareed Zakaria?

58 years old as of 2021

How tall is Fareed Zakaria?

5 feet 6 inches

Who is Fareed Zakaria married to?

Paula Throckmorton

How much money does Fareed Zakaria earn?

$4 Million

How much is Fareed Zakaria worth?

$15 Million
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