Net Worth: $4 Million
- Birth Place Bombay, Maharashtra, India
- Marital Status Married (Paula Throckmorton)
- Full Name Fareed Rafiq Zakaria
- Nationality Indian-American
- Date of Birth January 20, 1964
- Occupation Journalist, commentator, author
- Education Yale University, Harvard University
- Children 3
About Fareed Zakaria
Fareed Rafiq Zakaria, a journalist and author, was born on 20th January, 1964. He was born in Mumbai (Bombay), India, and currently has a net worth of $4 Million. His origins are Indian-American.
Fareed’s fame and wealth comes from his work for Newsweek, Time Magazine and CNN. He has worked for some of the biggest names in news media.
In 1992, at the age of 28, he became the Managing Editor of the magazine “Foreign Affairs”. He was the editor of “Newsweek International” in 2000. However the same year, he decided to move to “Time” as the editor and columnist. He has also written for Washington Post.
Zakaria was the host of the TV show, “Foreign Exchange with Fareed Zakaria” that was aired on PBS from 2005 to 2008. His weekly show “Fareed Zakaria GPS” on CNN became very popular. Zakaria is an avid writer. Some of his books are, The Future of Freedom, From Wealth to Power, and The Post American World. The Future of Freedom and The Post American World have been translated to over 25 languages. He contributed regularly for the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, The New Republic and The New Yorker. He was also a wine columnist for a web magazine “Slate” for a short time.
Fareed has won the “National Magazine Award” once and was nominated for it five times. He has won the “India Abroad” person in 2008. He was also given the “Padma Bhushan” award by Indian government in 2010.
Fareed’s father Rafiq was a politician and an Islamic scholar. His mother was a journalist and editor of “Sunday Times of India”. He married Paula Throckmorton and had two daughters and a son. Currently, Zakaria is a resident of New York City.