Published Date   06th Jan. 2017, 16:00 pm  Update Date: December 4th, 2018  03:22 pm
Quick Info
Birth Name: Fareed Rafiq Zakaria
Date of Birth: 20/01/1964
Age: 59 years old
Nationality: American, Indian
Net Worth: $4 million
Qualification: B.A from Yale University & Phd from Harvard University

Fareed Zakaria is an American journalist and author who has been known to be the shot of the CNN show named Fareed Zakaria GPS. Fareed Zakaria books and his contributions to ‘The Washington Post’ have made him hugely popular amongst the news tabloids and he has authored five books in total. Fareed has a Net Worth of $4 million.


Fareed Zakaria books are five in number and out of them, three have become international bestsellers. He is also the editor of the Newsweek International and an editor at large of Time Magazine. He is a native of India.


Fareed Zakaria was born on the 20th of January 1964. According to Fareed Zakaria wiki, his age is 52 years. He was born to a Konkani Muslim family to father Rafiq Zakaria and mother Fatima Zakaria. His father was a politician of the Indian National Congress while her mother was the editor of the Sunday Time of India.

Education and Early Life

Born to a famous family, Fareed Zakaria was enrolled in the Cathedral and John Connon School in Bombay for his education. He then attended the Yale University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Yale University on 1986. After this, he got a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the Harvard Universty in the year 1993.

Career and Net Worth

Fareed Zakaria books are what have made him most popular. Fareed Zakaria career started off after he directed a research on the American foreign policy at Harvard. He then became the manager of the Foreign Affairs on 1992. After this, he went on to serve as the Adjunct Professor at the Columbia University.

On the year 2000, Fareed Zakaria career took a positive turn and he was made the editor of Newsweek International. He moved from Newsweek to Time on 2010 and is currently the contributing editor for Washington Post as well as the Atlantic Monthly.

Fareed Zakaria writings have been published in New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Slate, The New Republic as well as The New Yorker on several occasions.

Fareed Zakaria books include the likes of From Wealth to Power: The Unusual Origins of America’s World Role (Princeton, 1998), The Future of Freedom (Norton, 2003), The Post-American World (2008), and In Defense of a Liberal Education (Norton, 2015). Out of Fareed Zakaria books, which are five in number, three have become bestsellers. Fareed Zakaria books surely have earned him a lot of fame and money.

This personality, who is also a news analyst for This Week with George Stephanopoulos and the anchor of the weekly shows Fareed Zakaria on PBS has a huge net worth too. Fareed Zakaria wiki states that he is a well-known personality and Fareed Zakaria net worth has risen over the years. Fareed Zakaria net worth as of now is a whopping $4 million dollars and it is surely set to raise more in the years to come.

Personal Life, Girlfriend, and Spouse

Fareed Zakaria was brought up in a Muslim family according to Fareed Zakaria wiki. However, he is now a non-practicing Muslim. He has added that the views he has on faith are complicated and he is a test and agnosticism. He is also secular in his outlook according to him.

As far as his dating history is concerned, it has been known that he is married. His spouse is Paula Throckmorton Zakaria who is a jewelry designer. The couple resides in New York City as Fareed Zakaria is a naturalized American.

The couple has three children, a son Omar and daughters Lila and Sofia. By the looks of it, the couple seems to be getting along well with no signs of an imminent split.


Fareed Zakaria has also had his share of controversies because of Fareed Zakaria books and his writings. Fareed Zakaria books have attracted fame but also controversies to his career. He has been known for having a role in the 2003 invasion of Iraq according to Bob Woodward. He has also been indulged in the debate on the Park 51 Islamic Center. Apart from this, he has been indulged in a huge number of Plagiarism allegations which have made him suspended for a number of times by the CNN.

Awards, Achievements, and Recognition

Fareed Zakaria has been nominated for the National Magazine Award for five times out of which he has won it once. He has also won a Peabody Award and several Emmys because of his hit show. Fareed Zakaria books have made him hugely popular and have led him to obtain an honorary degree from the Harvard University, Brown University, University of Pennsylvania, University of Miami, Oberlin College, Bates College etc.

The Indian government has also awarded him with the Padma Bhushan Award because of the contributions he has done to the field of journalism. He is also a part of the Board of Council on Foreign Relations, Columbia University’s International House, Shakespeare and Company and much more.

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