Fareed Zakaria (CNN) Bio, Age, Height, Parents, Wife, Kids, Nationality, Book, Net Worth, Salary

Fareed Zakaria Biography and Wiki

Fareed Rafiq Zakaria is an Indian-American award-winning journalist, political commentator, and author. Zakaria serves as the host of CNN’s Fareed Zakaria GPS and writes a weekly paid column for The Washington Post. Zakaria has interviewed various world leaders including presidents, prime ministers, military officers, corporate leaders, and owners, among other podcasts. Besides, Zakaria is the author of the international bestseller The Post-American World.

Some of the primetime specials Zakaria has aired for CNN Worldwide include “Blindsided: How ISIS Shook the World,” “Why Trump Won,” and “Putin: The Most Powerful Man in the World”. He regularly contributes his accurate analysis of international events and public affairs to CNN.com, Fareed’s Global Briefing, a daily digital newsletter, and other CNN programming. Zakaria is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the New America Foundation’s boards of directors.

Previous to joining CNN, Zakaria was the editor of Newsweek International and a columnist for Newsweek for ten years. From 1992 to 2010, Zakaria served as the managing editor of Foreign Affairs, a major journal of international politics and economics. He has worked for ABC News as an analyst, a member of the roundtable on ABC News’ political affairs program This Week with George Stephanopoulos, and as the host of PBS’ Foreign Exchange with Fareed Zakaria.

Fareed Zakaria Age, How Old Is Fareed

Zakaria is 57 years old as of 2021. He was born on January 20, 1964, in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

Fareed Zakaria Birthday

Zakaria celebrates his birthday on the 20th of January every year.

Fareed Zakaria Height, How Tall Is Fareed

Zakaria stands at a height of 5 feet 9 inches tall (Approx. 1.68M).

Fareed Zakaria Family and Parents

Zakaria was born to his indian parents Rafiq Zakaria and Fatima Zakaria in Mumbai, India. He grew up in his Konkani Muslim family. His father was a politician associated with the Indian National Congress, an Islamic theologian, although, he passed away in 2005. His father’s second wife, Zakaria’s mother, Fatima was for a time the editor of the Sunday Times of India. Sadly, she died during the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, Fared has two cousins named Arif and Asif.

Fareed Zakaria Education

Zakaria attended and graduated from the Cathedral and John Connon School in Mumbai. He received a Bachelor of Arts from Yale University in 1986. While at Yale, Zakaria was the president of the Yale Political Union, the Yale Political Monthly’s editor in chief, a member of the Scroll and Key association, and a member of the Party of the Right. Later, he earned a Ph.D. in government from Harvard University in 1993. Zakaria studied under Samuel P. Huntington and Stanley Hoffmann, as well as international relations theorist Robert Keohane at Havard.

Fareed Zakaria Wife, Is Fareed Married

Zakaria married his ex-wife Paula Throckmorton, a jewelry designer in 1997. The couple has three children. His wife filed for divorce in July 2018 after two decades of marriage. Zakaria is a naturalized American citizen. Currently, Zakaria is single and resides on the Upper West Side in New York City.

Fareed Zakaria Kids and Daughter

Zakaria is a proud father of three children. He has a daughter named Lila, a student at Wellesley College. His former wife, Paula practices Christianity, and his three children have not been brought up as Muslims.

Fareed Zakaria CNN Wikipedia

Fareed works for CNN as the host Fareed Zakaria GPS. Zakaria delivers his analytical analysis of international events and public affairs to CNN.com, quarterly CNN/TIME magazine specials, and other CNN Worldwide programs in addition to anchoring his weekend program on CNN. “India at a Crossroads” was a primetime Fareed Zakaria GPS program in 2013, and “The GPS Roadmap for Making Immigration Work” was a primetime Fareed Zakaria GPS special in 2012.

In October 2010, Zakaria aired “Restoring the American Dream,” his first primetime Fareed Zakaria GPS program on CNN, which featured exclusive interviews with four global CEOs and provided uncommon insights into the international economic crisis. On October 21, 2010, TIME published his cover story, “How to Restore the American Dream.” For this show, Zakaria received a George Foster Peabody Award in 2012.

Zakaria has received numerous honors and has been named to a number of lists, including Foreign Policy magazine’s “Top 100 Global Thinkers” list and Newsweek magazine’s “Power 50” list of the most powerful political people in 2010. He was designated “One of the 21 Most Important People of the Twenty-First Century” by Esquire magazine in 1999. Zakaria joined CNN in 2010 from Newsweek International where he was the editor and a columnist for Newsweek. He has an 18-year-experience serving as the managing editor of Foreign Affairs, a major journal of international politics and economics.

Fareed Zakaria GPS

Currently, Zakaria works as the host of Fareed Zakaria GPS. The show is a weekly international and domestic affairs program that airs on CNN in the United States and CNN International across the world. It has been a notable television forum for global newsmakers and thought leaders since its launch in 2008. The “GPS” in the show’s title refers to the show’s concentration on worldwide issues and global affairs. It airs Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. ET, with a rerun from 1:00 p.m. ET to 2:00 p.m. ET.

Zakaria has interviewed various world leaders including U.S. President Barack Obama, French President Emmanuel Macron, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, former U.S. president Bill Clinton, former U.S. vice president Al Gore, U.S. National Security Advisor Susan Rice, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Martin Dempsey, the Dalai Lama.

He has also hosted cooperate leaders on his show Fareed Zakaria GPS including  Medvedev, Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein, Pepsi CEO Indra Nooyi, JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon, World Bank president Robert Zoellick, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt, Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates; military officials are Gen. David Petraeus, Adm. Michael Mullen, and other public figures like Bill Maher and Bono. In 2011, the program received the renowned Peabody Award, as well as many Emmy nominations.

Fareed Zakaria Books

Zakaria is the author of three highly-regarded and New York Times bestselling books including;

  • The Post-American World (translated into 30 languages)
  • From Wealth to Power: The Unusual Origins of America’s World Role
  • The Future of Freedom: Illiberal Democracy at Home and Abroad
  • In Defense of a Liberal Education
  • Ten Lessons for a Post-Pandemic World

Fareed Zakaria Nationality and Religion

Zakaria is an American citizen by neutralization. He was born in Mumbai, India, and he currently resides in the United States. Zakaria describes himself as a secular and nonpracticing Muslim. He has stated that his views on faith are complicated somewhere between deism and agnosticism.

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Fareed Zakaria Salary CNN

Zakaria receives an estimated annual salary of $1 million from working as the host of CNN’s Fareed Zakaria GPS.

Fareed Zakaria Net Worth

Zakaria has amassed an estimated net worth of $5 million dollars working as a journalist, author, and host of GPS. He has published three books that became New York bestsellers as well as internationally. Presently, Zakaria hosts his own show Fareed Zakaria GPS on CNN.

Who Is Fareed Zakaria

Fareed Zakaria is a columnist for The Washington Post, a contributing editor for The Atlantic, and author of bestselling books. Zakaria hosts CNN Worldwide’s Fareed Zakaria GPS, weekly international and domestic affairs show that airs on CNN in the United States and CNN International throughout the world.

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