Fareed Zakaria
Fareed Zakaria
Celebrated Name: Fareed Zakaria
Real Name/Full Name: Fareed Rafiq Zakaria
Gender: Male
Age: 60 years old
Birth Date: January 20, 1964
Birth Place: Mumbai, India
Nationality: American
Height: 5 ft 9 inches
Weight: 80 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Divorced
Wife/Spouse (Name): Paula Throckmorton (m. 1997; div. 2018)
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes (3)
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A
Is Fareed Zakaria Gay?: No
Profession: American journalist, political scientist, and author
Salary: NA
Net Worth in 2024: $15 million
Last Updated: April 2024

Fareed Rafiq Zakaria is a well-known US journalist, author, and political scientist. He has also been the anchor of CNN’s Fareed Zakaria GPS. Fareed is also associated with The Washington Post as a journalist and writes a paid column every week. He serves as a columnist for Newsweek and editor of Time and Newsweek International.

Maybe you know about Fareed Zakaria very well, but do you know how old and tall is he and what is his net worth in 2024? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Fareed Zakaria’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

Fareed was born in Mumbai, India, to a Muslim Konkani family. His father, named Rafiq Zakaria, has been a politician allied with an Islamic theologian and Indian National Congress. His mother, named Fatima Zakaria, has been an editor of the “Sunday Times of India.”

Fareed completed his high school from the Cathedral and John Connon School, Mumbai. He later earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1986 from Yale University. While he was studying in college, he has been the president of the Yale Political Union. He has also worked as an editor of the Yale Political Monthly, and a key member of the “Party of the Right.” In 1993, he obtained a PhD degree from attended Harvard University.

Personal Life

Being born in India, Fareed is an American citizen who presently lives in New York City. He is a secular individual and does not Muslim, or any specific religion. He has complicated faith that lies between agnosticism and deism. He married Paula Throckmorton Zakaria in 1997. She is a Christian by religion. The couple gave birth to three children. Due to the secular belief of Fareed, their children haven’t been brought up as Muslims. Unfortunately, due to some personal issues, in 2018, his wife filed for divorce. Fareed is presently not in a relationship with anyone.

Zakaria was accused of Plagiarism and got suspended for one week in August 2012. This allegation was made by CNN and Time, who found a similarity between his August 20 column on armaments control and an article written by a New Yorker named Jill Lepore. Fareed apologized and said that it was a terrible mistake on his part. However, CNN and Time reinstated him after six days based on an unintentional and isolated incident.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on January 20, 1964, Fareed Zakaria is 60 years old as of today’s date 16th April 2024. His height is 5 ft 9 inches tall, and his weight is 80 kg.


In October 2000, he joined as a weekly columnist for Newsweek, and as an editor for Newsweek International.

In August 2010, he joined Time at the post of editor and columnist.

He also works as a contributing editor for The Washington Post and The Atlantic Monthly. He has also published journals for some of the leading companies that include The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, and The New Republic.

Fareed gas is also written New York Times bestsellers that include “From Wealth to Power: The Unusual Origins of America’s World Role,” In Defense of a Liberal Education, The Future of Freedom, and The Post-American World.  His last two books have got translated into over 25 languages.

Between 2005 to 2008, Fareed has been an anchor on the weekly Television show named “Foreign Exchange with Fareed Zakaria” on PBS. From2008 to till date, he has been hosting “Fareed Zakaria Global Public Square” on CNN channel.

Awards & Achievements

Throughout his career span, Fareed has got nominated for the National Magazine Award five times. He has been successful in winning it once for his commentary and columns.

His show also won him a Peabody Award and has got nominated for numerous Emmys.

On 20 March 2009, he was also honored with the 2008 India Abroad Person of the Year award in NYC.

He was also awarded as the Annual Orator of the Philomathean Society of the University of Pennsylvania in 2000.

In 2010, Fareed received the most prestigious award, “Padma Bhushan” by the Indian government. He was honored for his valuable contribution to journalism.

Net Worth & Salary of Fareed Zakaria in 2024

Fareed Zakaria Net Worth
Fareed Zakaria Net Worth

Fareed Zakaria has been associated with Time magazine, CNN, and Newsweek, for several years, and that has been his major source of earning. His net worth is computed to be $15 million as of April 2024.

Other than this, he has also published a few books as The Post-American World and The Future of Freedom. Both these books received positive reviews from readers, and have made a decent collection too.

He presently anchors on his weekly show, named “Fareed Zakaria Global Public Square,” on CNN that is aired two times every week in the US and four times every week on CNN International. He has been associated with his show for more than a decade, and the popularity of the show has reached more than 200 million homes.

Fareed Zakaria is a renowned author and journalist who is appreciated for his critically acclaimed work in the area of journalism. Honored with the highly prestigious “Padma Bhushan” award, his contributions have significantly benefitted the US journalism industry and will continue so in the future as well.


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