Fareed Zakaria is a celebrated journalist and author with a net worth of $4 million. Hailing from Mumbai, India Zakaria generated his net worth through working for Newsweek, Time magazine and CNN. He is also a commentator on various news programs, investigating problems on international relations, trade and American foreign policies. Zakaria came from a family with strong links with journalism and politics: his mum was the editor of Sunday Times of India and his dad was a politician for Indian National Congress.
Fareed Zakaria Net Worth $4 Million Dollars
After life as a Harvard student, Zakaria become the managing editor of Foreign Affairs magazine in the early nineties and went to become the editor of Newsweek International, where he wrote about foreign affairs. In added to his eyebrow raising CV, Zakaria provided to New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The New Yorker. Zakaria is additionally a trusted presenter in his area of expertise: he hosted a weekly news show, Foreign Exchange with Fareed Zakaria on PBS for three years –now he is an anchor of CNN’s Fareed Zakaria GPS. Zakaria is a revered author, publishing three books: From Wealth to Power: The Usual Sources of America’s Job (1998), The Future of Freedom (2003) along with The Post-American World (2008). For his contribution in his field, Zakaria was hailed of the top 100 public intellectuals on the planet by Foreign Policy and Prospect magazine.
January 20, 1964
Bombay, Maharashtra, India
Journalist, Writer, Author, Commentator, Editor, Television producer
Cathedral and John Connon School, Yale University, Harvard University (1993)
Paula Throckmorton (m. 1997-)
Omar, Lila, Sofia
Rafiq Zakaria, Fatima Zakaria
Arshad Zakaria, Tasneem Zakaria Mehta
Peabody Award (2012), Padma Bhushan (2010)
News & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Interview (2009 (2009), 2013)
"Foreign Exchange", “Fareed Zakaria's GPS” (2008 – present), Park51 Islamic Centre (in 2010)
Those urging the U.S. to intervene in Syria are certain of one thing: if we had intervened sooner, things would have been better in that war-torn country. Had the Obama Administration gotten involved earlier, there would be less instability and fewer killings. We would not be seeing, in John McCain's words,' atrocities that are on a scale that we have not seen in a long, long time'. In fact, we have seen atrocities much worse than those in Syria very recently - in Iraq under U.S. occupation, only a few years ago. The U.S. was about as actively engaged in Iraq as is possible, and yet more terrible things happened there than in Syria. All the features of the Syrian civil war that are supposedly the result of U.S. non-intervention also appeared in Iraq despite America's massive intervention there.
In the days of the Arab Spring, we were all intoxicated by the sight of millions gathered in public squares to protest dictatorial governments. We hoped this would culminate in liberal democracy in the Arab world. Two years later, it's clear the prospects in the region are mixed. It turns out the key is not people power but paper power. The focus should be less on elections and more on constitutions.
We are creating a vast prisoner underclass in this country, at huge expense, increasingly unable to function in normal society, all in the name of a war we have already lost. If Pat Robertson can admit he was wrong, surely it is not too much to ask the same of America's political leaders.
The U.S. has 760 prisoners per 100,000 citizens. That's not just many more than in other developed countries but seven to ten times as many. Japan has 63 per 100,000, Germany has 90, France has 96, South Korea has 97, and Britain - with a rate among the highest - has 153. Even developing countries that are well known for their crime problems have a third of U.S. numbers. Mexico has 208 prisoners per 100,000 citizens, and Brazil has 242. The U.S.'s prison population has quadrupled since 1980. So something has happened in in the past thirty years to push millions of people into prison. That something, of course, is the war on drugs.