Who is Fareed Zakaria?
Fareed Zakaria is an Indian-American journalist, political commentator, and author. He has two major responsibilities in his profession, one is that he serves as the host of CNN‘s Fareed Zakaria GPS.
Secondly, he writes a paid column for The Washington Post on a weekly basis. He has authored several books so keep scrolling and see them below.
Fareed Zakaria Age
Zakaria is 58 years old as of 2021. He was born on January 20, 1964, in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
Fareed Zakaria Height
Zakaria stands at an average height of 5 feet 8 inches.
Fareed Zakaria Family
Zakaria was born to a Konkani Muslim family. His father, Rafiq Zakaria was a politician while his mother, Fatima Zakaria, a second wife was also a journalist who served as the editor of the Sunday Times of India for a while.
His father passed away in 2005 while his mother passed away in 2021 during the COVID 19 pandemic. Fareed grew up alongside his two siblings namely, Arshad Zakaria and Tasneem Zakaria Mehta.
Fareed Zakaria Wife | Children
Zakaria is married to Paula Throckmorton. They held their wedding in 1997 in a wonderful ceremony. Fareed and Paula are blessed with three children namely, Lila Zakaria, Omar Zakaria, and Sofia Zakaria.
Fareed Zakaria Education
Zakaria was a student at the Cathedral and John Connon School in Mumbai, India. He graduated in 1986 from Yale University with a Bachelor of Arts. In addition, he holds a Ph.D. in government from Harvard University.
Fareed Zakaria Salary
Zakaria earns $5 million every year at CNN. He works as the host of CNN’s Fareed Zakaria GPS.
Fareed Zakaria Net Worth
Zakaria has a total net worth of $14 million. He has earned this figure from his career as a journalist.
Fareed Zakaria GPS Podcast
Fareed Zakaria GPS is a weekly CNN public affairs show presented by Zakaria and syndicated by CNN International throughout the world. The “GPS” in the show’s title refers to the show’s emphasis on worldwide concerns and world affairs.
At the age of 28, Zakaria was assigned the role of managing editor of Foreign Affairs after leading a research process on American foreign policy at Harvard. The magazine was modified under his supervision to be released once every two months rather than quarterly.
Since 2006, Zakaria has attacked what he sees as “fear-based” American policies aimed at battling terrorism as well as executing immigration and drug smuggling laws. He has advocated for drug decriminalization and citizenship for all currently illegal immigrants to the United States.
Fareed Zakaria Nationality
Zakaria holds American nationality. He is a naturalized American citizen.
Is Fareed Zakaria still married?
Zakaria married Paula Throckmorton in 1997. However, his wife Paula filed for divorce in July 2018. Until then, it is not known whether or not the divorce was finalized. We shall keep you updated on whatever happens during the divorce.
How much does Fareed Zakaria make?
Zakaria makes up to $5 million every year.
Where did Fareed Zakaria go to college?
Fareed attended Yale University and Harvard University.