Fareed Zakaria


Fareed Zakaria was born in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India on January 20th, 1964 and is the Journalist. At the age of 60, Fareed Zakaria biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

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Fareed Rafiq Zakaria
Date of Birth
January 20, 1964
United States
Place of Birth
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
60 years old
Zodiac Sign
$4 Million
$5 Million
Economist, Essayist, Journalist, Political Scientist, Reporter
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Fareed Zakaria Religion, Education, and Hobbies
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Cathedral and John Connon School, Mumbai; B.A, Yale University; Ph.D, Harvard University
Fareed Zakaria Spouse(s), Children, Affair, Parents, and Family
Paula Throckmorton, ​ ​(m. 1997; div. 2018)​
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Rafiq Zakaria (father), Fatima Zakaria (mother)
Arif Zakaria (cousin), Asif Zakaria (cousin)
Fareed Zakaria Life

Fareed Rafiq Zakaria (born January 20, 1964) is an American journalist, political scientist, and author.

He is the host of CNN's Fareed Zakaria GPS and writes a weekly paid column for The Washington Post.

He has been a columnist for Newsweek, editor of Newsweek International, and an editor at large.

Early life

Zakaria was born in Mumbai, India, to a Konkani Muslim family. Rafiq Zakaria (1920-2005), a politician who served in the Indian National Congress and an Islamic theologian, was his father. Fatima Zakaria (1936–2021), his father's second wife, was the editor of the Sunday Times of India for a time. She died during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In Mumbai, Zakaria attended the Cathedral and John Connon School. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Yale University in 1986, where he was president of the Yale Political Union, editor in chief of the Yale Social Monthly, a member of the Scroll and Key society, and a member of the Party of the Right. Robert Keohane, a former Harvard University professor, earned a doctorate in government under Samuel P. Huntington and Stanley Hoffmann's guidance, as well as international relations theorist Robert Keohane.

Personal life

Zakaria is a naturalized American citizen. Zakaria married Paula Throckmorton, a jewelry designer, in 1997. The couple have three children. His wife filed for divorce in July 2018.

He now lives in New York City's Upper West Side. Zakaria nurtured a passion for cooking as a graduate student, and chefs Jacques Pépin and Julia Childs are credited with his increased interest in food. Zakaria is a self-described secular and nonpracticing Muslim. "My faith convictions are tangled," he said, slipping somewhere between deism and agnosticism. I am essentially secular in my outlook.' His ex-wife is a Christian, and his three children have not been raised as Muslims.


Fareed Zakaria Career


After directing a research project on American foreign policy at Harvard, Zakaria became the managing editor of Foreign Affairs in 1992, at the age of 28. Under his guidance, the magazine was redesigned to be published once every two months, moving away from a quarterly schedule. He served as an adjunct professor at Columbia University, where he taught a seminar on international relations. In October 2000, he was named editor of Newsweek International, and became a weekly columnist for Newsweek. In August 2010 he moved to Time to serve as editor at-large and columnist. He writes a weekly column for The Washington Post and is a contributing editor for the Atlantic Media group, which includes The Atlantic Monthly.

He has published on a variety of subjects for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker, The New Republic. For a brief period, he was a wine columnist for the web magazine Slate, with the pseudonym of George Saintsbury, after the English writer.

Zakaria is the author 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). He co-edited The American Encounter: The United States and the Making of the Modern World (Basic Books) with James F. Hoge Jr. His last three books have both been New York Times bestsellers and The Future of Freedom and The Post American World have both been translated into more than 25 languages. In 2011 an updated and expanded edition of The Post-American World ("Release 2.0") was published.

Zakaria was a news analyst with ABC's This Week with George Stephanopoulos (2002–2007) where he was a member of the Sunday morning roundtable. He hosted the weekly TV news show, Foreign Exchange with Fareed Zakaria on PBS (2005–08). His weekly show, Fareed Zakaria GPS (Global Public Square), premiered on CNN in June 2008. It airs twice weekly in the United States and four times weekly on CNN International, reaching over 200 million homes. It celebrated its 10th anniversary on 5 June 2018, as announced on the weekly foreign affairs show on CNN.

In 2013, he became one of the producers for the HBO series Vice, for which he serves as a consultant.

Zakaria, a member of the Berggruen Institute, additionally features as an interlocutor for the annual Berggruen Prize.


In the aftermath of Israel's war and mocks "conservatives" at Cornell University, Bill Maher jokes about the rise in anti-Semitism and mocks "newbies" as a result of Jewish students

www.dailymail.co.uk, November 4, 2023
On HBO's 'Real Time with Bill Maher, Bill Maher slammed two stars who have a long history of making anti-Semitic remarks.' Maher also dedicated a joke to Cornell University's 'liberals,' referring to recent anti-Semitic incidents that took place at the prestigious Ivy League academy. Israeli troops are going from Mel Gibson to Kanye, aiming to root out Hamas-supporting radicals,' according to the activists. If it works there, they'll definitely try it at Cornell,' he said. Ian Bremmer and Fareed Zakaria were panelists on the show's Friday night episode. Dean Phillips, a Minnesota Democratic primary challenger, was also interviewed by Maher.

Hunter's shady foreign industry nor the latest cocaine find are mentioned in this rare Biden interview

www.dailymail.co.uk, July 9, 2023
President Joe Biden managed to refrain from answering any complicated questions about his son Hunter's investigation or his cocaine discovery in the White House in a rare sit-down interview. Despite growing public belief that the president was 'probably involved' in Hunter's international business deals, CNN's Fareed Zakaria kept the focus on foreign policy, but never once questioned Biden about his son. This is Biden's first appearance since the US Secret Service discovered a white powder substance in the White House last Sunday that turned out to be cocaine. Trolls on the internet exploded right away blaming Hunter for introducing the illicit drug to the White House.

And Bill Clinton has said that there is a 'limit' to how many migrants the United States can take

www.dailymail.co.uk, September 29, 2022
Former President Bill Clinton said that the US has a 'limit' to how many migrants it can take into the country, and that there are some who 'game' the system. There is a ceiling to how many migrants a society can take without significant disruption and assistance, and our system is based more on the belief that things will be more efficient,' the former president said, quoting official border crossings. This fiscal year, border agents have crossed more than 2.1 million border crossings, the most active in Department of Homeland Security (DHS) history. In August, there were 203,000 crossings. Clinton recalled immigration from his youth, when Mexican migrants would wandered back and forth across the border to work in agriculture, and it 'worked for people,' on a CNN podcast with host Fareed Zakaria.'
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