Fareed Zakaria
Fareed Zakaria
Real Name/Full Name Fareed Zakaria
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Fareed Rafiq Zakaria
Birth Place: Mumbai, India
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 20 January 1964
Age/How Old: 60 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 168 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 6″
Weight: In Kilograms – 70 Kg
In Pounds – 154.32 lbs
Eye Color: Black
Hair Color: Black
Parents Name: Father– Rafiq Zakaria
Mother – Fatima Zakaria
Siblings: Arshad Zakaria, Tasneem Zakaria Mehta
School: Cathedral and John Connan School, Mumbai
College: Yale University
Religion: Islam
Nationality: Indian
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: NA
Wife/Spouse Name: Paula Throckmorton – 1997
Kids/Children Name: Omar, Lila and Sofia
Profession: Journalist, Political Commentator and author
Net Worth: $15 million
Last Updated: May 2024

A famous host of CNN’s Fareed Zakaria GPS, Fareed Zakaria is an Indian-American journalist, author, and a political commentator. He writes columns that are focused on foreign affairs and their effects globally. His domestic and international affairs program is very prominent since the year 2008.

Well, how well do you know about Fareed Zakaria? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Fareed Zakaria’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Fareed Zakaria to date.

Biography and Early Life

Born in Mumbai, Fareed was born to a Konkani Muslim family, where his father was a politician associated with the Indian National Congress (INC), and his mother, Fatima, his father’s second wife, was an editor for the Sunday Times of India. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Arts from Yale University.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Fareed Zakaria in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Fareed Zakaria’s age is 60 years old as of today’s date 20th May 2024 having been born on 20 January 1964. Though, he is 5′ 6″ in feet and inches and 168 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 154.32 lbs in Pound and 70kg in Kilograms.


Fareed Zakaria was a remarkable student of Cathedral and John Connon School. Graduated from the Yale University, Connecticut, Zakaria holds a bachelor’s degree in Arts and a Ph.D. in Government from Harvard University, Boston, in 1993. At Yale, he was the President of the Yale Political Union and the editor-in-chief of Yale Political Monthly. He was also a member of the Scroll and Key society and the Party of the Right.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Fareed Zakaria With Wife Paula Throckmorton
Fareed Zakaria With Wife Paula Throckmorton

Fareed Zakaria is an Indian, non – practicing Muslim residing in the United States with his wife, Paula Throckmorton. He has three children: Omar, Lily, and Sofia, and they aren’t raised as Muslims, as he mentions that he is completely secular in this outlook. During his graduate degree, Fareed had a fancy for cooking and admired chefs like Jacques Pepin and Julia Child.

He has been married for over two decades now, and it came into light in 2018 that his wife, Paula, filed for divorce. Fareed has always been a world citizen with his open views, opinions, debates, and general outlook on world situations. He has owned up to having a messy desk, which is a mandate for every journalist.

He loves spending his Sundays with Assam tea, writing on his messy desk, and spending time with his beloved daughter, Sofia. He was very fond of watching ‘I Love Lucy’, while growing up in Mumbai. He loves running by the Riverside Park, which is close to where he resides. He also admitted to having to love making meals for his daughter, Sofia, on Sunday mornings. A man of caliber really knows how to spend his Sundays.

Is Fareed Zakaria Gay?

Fareed R. Zakaria is very much straight, and how do we know this? It is because of photographs and mentions of his ex-wife, Paula Throckmorton. They were together since the year 1997 and separated in 2018.

Professional Career

At the age of 28, in the year 1992, Fareed became the managing editor of Foreign Affairs, which is a United States magazine for international affairs and foreign policies. He has also taught through a seminar on International Relations at Columbia University. Fareed Zakaria is a proud author of ‘From Wealth to Power’, ‘The Future of Freedom’, ‘and The Post-American World’, and ‘In Defense of a Liberal Education’.

He was a news analyst with ‘This week With George Stephanopoulos’, he also was a member of the Sunday morning round table. In 2008, CNN aired for the first time Zakaria’s weekly show, Fareed Zakaria GPS (Global Public Square). It airs twice weekly in the US. He was also a producer for the show ‘Vice’, in 2013.


Nominated 5 times for National Magazine Award – Won it once for his columns and commentary.

He was nominated for several Emmy Awards.

The show has won Peabody Awards.

Awarded India Abroad Person of the Year 2008, in NY, in 2009.

Awarded the Padma Bhushan in 2010 by the Indian Government for his contribution to journalism.

Served on the Board of Council on Foreign Relations and Columbia City’s International House.

Trustee of the Yale Corporation, the governing body of Yale University.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Fareed Zakaria in 2024

Fareed Zakaria Net Worth
Fareed Zakaria Net Worth

As of 2024, Fareed Zakaria’s Net Worth is $15 million. His annual salary at CNN is about $5 million. His primary source of income is via Journalism. He has been working as a journalist for a long time, and his profession has helped him gain this much wealth.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  1. Fareed was a Wine Columnist for a while for the web magazine Slate.
  2. His books have been translated into over 25 languages.

iii. He was a contributing editor for the Times Magazine.

  1. Fareed Zakaria was suspended for a week in August 2012 because of plagiarism. There were a lot of similarities in the article that he wrote on gun control with the article written by Jill Lepore.

A man of such caliber has done wonders in the journalism and political views industry. His insights are globally appreciated to the extent that we are proud to call him an Indian. Being a host of CNN’s flagship international affairs program brings on a spotlight on affairs not clearly known to everyone. He has earned the fame and the respect over the years and will always remain the same.


  1. I don’t recall when I became a weekly student of Fareed, but really enjoy his show! I learn a great deal from him and his guests!

    I was very sad when Fareed shared that his beloved mother had passed! He didn’t cry; we did!

    Thanks Fareed for the opportunities you give us every Sunday! Enjoy your life and be happy!!

    Ernie and Sylvia

  2. I, and many others in Canada, enjoy watching and listening to Fareed’s programmes on CNN. I was particularly interested in the recent programme on the Republican Party. What is difficult here, when trying to listen to CNN programmes and even ads, there is often loud, repetitive, unmotivated clunking so-called music in the background which obliterates what is being said. If I were paying for a CNN ad, I would be angry that my ad was being wrecked by loud background tootle. There is often the same problem with programmes of philosophical and historical substance. Part of the spoken word is drowned out by other sounds. What is the purpose of this excessively loud background noise? Fareed’s programme was a case in point: Blocked speech!


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