Fareed Zakaria Net Worth

Fareed Zakaria is an Indian-American journalist, author, and political commentator who has a net worth of $14 million. Fareed is most well-known as the host of CNN’s “Fareed Zakaria GPS.”

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Fareed Zakaria Info
Net Worth$14 Million
Date of BirthJanuary 20, 1964 (age 59 years)
ProfessionAuthor, Commentator, Editor, Journalist, Television producer, Writer


Zakaria began his career after directing a research project on American foreign policy at Harvard when he became the managing editor of Foreign Affairs in 1992 at the age of 28. While there, he also worked as an adjunct professor at Columbia University where he taught courses on international relations. By 2000, he was named the editor of Newsweek International. Ten years later, in August of 2010, he became the editor-at-large at Time and also worked as a writer for a column. He also began writing weekly columns at The Washington Post and at The Atlantic Monthly.

Personal Life

After living in the United States for many years, Zakaria became a naturalized American citizen. In 1997, he married Paula Throckmorton, a jewelry designer. The couple had three children together before his wife filed for divorce in 2018. The couple decided not to raise their children in the religion of Islam, as Throckmorton is Christian. Zakaria himself is a secular and nonpracticing Muslim. He lives in the Upper West Side in New York City.

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What we see today is an American economy that has boomed because of policies and developments of the 1950s and '60s: the interstate-highway system, massive funding for science and technology, a public-education system that was the envy of the world and generous immigration policies.

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When you're failing, there's a very powerful incentive to put ideology aside and just do what seems to work.

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There is very strong historical data that suggests the way societies grow is by making large, long-term investments.

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The American consumer, even today, the weight of the American consumer in the global economy is China plus India doubled. So, it's tough to replace that.

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In a very weak economy, when you say 'cut government spending,' what you mean is you're laying off school teachers and you're de-funding various programs that put money into the economy. This means you have more unemployed people that then draw unemployment benefits and don't pay taxes.

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