Fareed Zakaria Bio, Age, Height, Wife, Salary, Net Worth, CNN

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Fareed Zakaria Biography

Fareed Zakaria is an American anchor and author. Presently, he serves as a news anchor for CNN and also hosts the Fareed Zakaria GPS.  Fareed is also a contributing editor for The Atlantic, as well as a columnist for The Washington Post, a best-selling author. Since Fareed launched his program on CNN Global in 2008, the show has developed and garnered fame to a point of becoming one of the most authoritative domestic and international affairs programs on TV. He was raised in a Konkani Muslim family.

Fareed’s father was an Islamic theologian and a politician. Despite the fact that Fareed considers himself a Muslim, he is not a practicing Muslim. In the year 2015, Fareed affirmed that he entered a mosque only as a tourist.

Fareed Zakaria Age

Fareed Zakaria was born on 2oth January 1964 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. He is 58 years old.

Fareed Zakaria Height

Fareed is a man of tall stature and stands at a height of 5 feet 8 inches (Approx 1.73m).

Fareed Zakaria Family

Fareed was born to his father Rafiq Zakaria and mother Fatima Zakaria in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. Rafiq was an Islamic theologian and a politician and he was associated with the Indian National Congress party and the Indian independence movement. Fatima is a former editor of the Taj magazine of the Tal Hotels and Sunday Times of India.

Fareed Zakaria Education

Fareed attended Cathedral and Connon School in Mumbai. Later on, joined Yale University and graduated with a Bachelor of arts degree in 1986. While at Yale, he was a member of the Scroll and Key Society, the president of the University’s Political Union, editor of the Yale Political Monthly, and a member of the “Party of the Right”. Moreover, he graduated from Harvard University in 1993 with a Ph.D.

Fareed Zakaria Wife

Fareed got married to his lovely wife named Paula Throckmorton, a jewelry designer in the year 1997. Regrettably, the duo divorced in July 2018. Together, the pair shared three charming and delightful kids namely; Omar Zacharia, Lila Zacharia, and Sofia Zacharia. As of now, Fareed resides on the Upper West Side in New York City.

Fareed Zakaria Salary

He receives a decent salary of $5 Million per annum.

Fareed Zakaria’s Net Worth

Fareed Zakaria has amassed a lot of wealth over the years and has an approximated net worth of $14 million.

Fareed Zakaria Career

He launched his CNN program known as Fareed Zakaria GPS (Global Public Square) in June 2008. Before that, Fareed served as a frequent panelist on the This Week show broadcasted by George Stephanopoulos on ABC Network from 2000 to 2007. Later on, Fareed became the host of the PBS TV program, Foreign Exchange with Fareed Zakaria. Besides his program, he also broadcasts the CNN Worldwide primetime specials where he provides an analysis of different world events and public affairs on CNN.com.

He has been serving as the host of the show “Fareed Zakaria GPS” which airs globally on CNN every Sunday since 2008. Fareed has interviewed intellectuals, prominent leaders, politicians, journalists, and business leaders, such as Barack Obama, Hassan Rouhani, David Cameron, Moammar Gadhafi, and King Abdullah II. The GPS Show attained an Emmy nomination for a wide interview with the Chinese Prime Minister, Wen Jiabao in its very first year. The GPS Show received the most coveted Peabody Award in 2011.
He served as an editor-at-large for TIME from 2010 to 2014. Prior to that, Fareed was supervising all of Newsweek’s volumes abroad from the year 2000 to 2010. Fareed’s columns received several awards, including the 2010 National Magazine Award.

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