Fareed Zakaria is a well-known journalist. He is also popular as an author. Besides this, Zakaria is also a host, editor, and a columnist.

Personal life

Fareed Zakaria was born in the year 1964 on January 20. Zakaria was the only child of Fatima Zakaria and Rafiq Zakaria. Being born in Mumbai, he has received an Indian upbringing. He went to the Cathedral and John Connon School and after completing his high school education, he attended the Yale University to earn his graduate degree of Bachelors of Arts.

Being brought up in a family with political heritage, he developed a strong interest towards politics from an early age. While at the university, Zakaria held the position of the President in the Yale Political Union. He also worked as an editor in chief at the Yale Political Monthly. Later, he went to the Harvard University to pursue the government doctor of philosophy degree.


In the year 1992, Zakaria tasted professional success in his career when he was offered the position of managing editor at Foreign Affairs. At a very young age, he has also imparted the role of an adjunct professor and taught international relations at the Columbia University.

Besides being an editor of the Newsweek International, he also emerged as a columnist. Zakaria has written several books like The Post-American World, From Wealth to Power: The Unusual Origins of America's World Role, The Future of Freedom and many more. Zakaria has worked with the ABC as a news analyst and has also hosted news shows. Zakaria has also been seen as a consultant and a producer of the television series Vice, by HBO.

Last Modified: 10 May, 2018

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