Fareed Zakaria Biography


Fareed Zakaria is an Indian-American WaPo columnist. Host of CNN's GPS. He penned the book Ten Lessons for a Post-Pandemic World.

More about the relationship

Fareed Zakaria is a married man. He has been married to Paula Throckmorton in 1997 after they fell for each other on a blind date set by their mutual friend.

He and his wife are blessed with three beautiful children named Sofia Zakaria (daughter), Lila Zakaria (daughter), and Omar Zakaria (son).

Like every couple, they had to face their own ups and downs. As of now, they are living a very happy life with no signs of complications or trouble in their relationship.

Relationship Facts of Fareed Zakaria

  • Fareed Zakaria is married to Paula Throckmorton {Compare Couple}.
  • She is mother of Three (Sofia Zakaria, Lila Zakaria, Omar Zakaria).
  • Fareed Zakaria is not having an affair with anyone presently.
  • Her sexual orientation is straight.

Who is Fareed Zakaria?

Fareed Zakaria is an Indian – American author, host of CNN’s Fareed Zakaria GPS, journalist, a political scientist.  Likewise, he even writes a column for The Washington Post.

Similarly, he has already been a columnist for Newsweek, editor Newsweek International, and an editor at large of time.

Fareed Zakaria: Age, Parents, Ethnicity

He was born in Mumbai, India on January 20, 1964, to parents Rafiq Zakaria and Fatima Zakaria, his father was politically associated with the Indian National Congress and Islamic scholastic theology.

Whereas, his mother was an editor of the Sunday Times of India. He belongs to American nationality, and mix (Konkani- Indian) ethnicity. His birth sign is Capricorn.


Talking about his education, he attended Cathedral John Connon School from Mumbai. Then he attended Berkeley College, then Harvard University. Finally, he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Yale University.

Fareed Zakaria: Professional Career

Firstly, Zakaria made his standup appearance in 2000, he has attempted a Newsweek International as an editor and wrote several weekly articles for the Newsweek then he joined Time with the same duties (2000- 2010).

Hence, he has also interviewed for any time in global newsmakers ranging from leading politicians to connoisseur authors and journalists. In addition, he is an instrumental analyst to network shows on world events and public affairs.

Likewise, GPS ‘Restoring the American Dream on CNN, was also been hosted by Zakaria the show featured an elite interview with four global CEO and acumens of the international financial crisis, he was briefly suspended from CNN in August 2012 after an accusation of plagiarism.

Consequently, he was a host and analyst for TV shows, he is also a producer of HBO documentary series Vice.

Fareed Zakaria: Rumors, Controversy

There was a controversy that, he was in controversy for posting shirtless pictures on the internet. Whereas his shirtless photos went viral and created a huge buzz, but the issue later got resolved.

Fareed Zakaria: Salary, Net Worth

On talking about his salary and net worth he earns a decent amount of salary has not revealed but his net worth is about $12 million.

Achievements, Awards

Talking about his lifetime achievements and awards. Additionally, he nominated for several Emmys Awards, whereas, Zakaria has won a Peabody Awards. Likewise, he has conferred the Indian Aboard Person of the Year 2008 award on 20 March 2009, in New York.

Consequently, he has received honorary degrees from Harvard University, Brown University, Duke University, Johns Hopkins University, the University of Miami, Oberlin College, Bates College, and the University of Oklahoma among others. During the 2000 Annual Orator of the Philomathean Society of Pennsylvania. The Padma awarded for his contribution to the field of journalism in January 2010.

As a result, he attempted on the board of the Council on Foreign Relations, the New America Foundation, Columbia University’s International House, City College of New York’s Colin Powell School for Leadership, and Shakespeare and Company.

Body Measurements: Height, Weight

Talking about his body measurement, Fareed Zakaria has a height of 5 feet 8 inches, and weighs is unknown. In addition, he has black hair color and black eye color.

Social Media

Fareed is active over social media like Twitter, Instagram, Facebook. He has around 911K followers on Twitter. Likewise, he has 779 followers on Instagram. Similarly, he has 5.8K followers on Facebook.

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