Fareed Zakaria Wiki: CNN, Wife, Religion, Salary, Net Worth

By Oshil Pokhrel | Updated On: 21 Sep, 2018
Fareed Zakaria Wiki: CNN, Wife, Religion, Salary, Net Worth

Quick Information

Date of Birth January 20, 1964 Age 57 Years 6 Month(s)
Nationality Indian-American Profession Journalist
Marital Status Single Wife/Spouse Paula Henley Throckmorton (1997 - 2018)
Divorced Yes (Once) Gay/Lesbian No
Net Worth $12 Million Ethnicity Konkani Indian
Children/Kids Lila Zakaria, Sofia Zakaria (Daughters), Omar Zakaria (Son) Height 5 Feet 8 Inches (1.72 Meters)
Education Yale University, Harvard University Parents Rafiq Zakaria (Father), Fatima Zakaria (Mother)

CNN anchor Fareed Zakaria, whose faith is between deism and agnosticism, had the marital issues with his jewelry designer wife after excelling a relationship for over two decades. They had a brief fling in the past and remained amicable but could not preserve their bond.

Fareed is an Indian-American journalist, who works as a columnist for The Washington Post and a contributing editor for The Atlantic. He is known as a host of CNN's Fareed Zakaria GPS.

Wife Filed For Divorce After Staying For 21 Years

The Asian-born journalist, Fareed is a Muslim, who has a Christian wife named Paula Henley Throckmorton. The couple married each other on 5 April 1997 and welcomed their three children Omar, Lila, and Sofi.

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Fareed Zakaria and his wife Paula Henley Throckmorton has three kids named Omar, Lila, and Sofi (Photo:

The award-winning journalist has confirmed that he did not foster his kids as a Muslim. In 2016, he talked with Parade Magazine and jokingly addressed that he dreamt of a dinner party with his three kids and wife, who would listen and did not interrupt him. He and his wife undergo in-and-off fling while they were together.

After staying in a relationship for 21 years, the CNN anchor's wife Paula filed divorce citing 'irretrievable breakdown' of marriage in July 2018. But she assured that their divorce is not for assets and mutually agreed to not fight in the court for their property. However, as of today, the duo's divorce is yet to get finalized.

They had a brief split in 2011 after having troubles in their relationship. But at that time, Fareed assured that the duo might not divorce as he rented a small apartment near their house and visited weekly working on their relationship.

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How Much Is Fareed Zakaria's Salary And Net Worth?

Fareed, 54, relishes the net worth of $8 million from his career as a journalist and author. According to Payscale, the average salary of a columnist is $68,784 per year and their payroll range between the amount of $15,000 to $120,000. Fareed is a columnist for The Washington Post and worked as a columnist for Time.

The Indian-American journalist earned some decent amount of fortunes from his work as a host of Fareed Zakaria GPS on CNN Worldwide. Payscale reports that the average salary of CNN in the United States is $66,000. He also worked as a contributing editor for The Atlantic. As per, a contributing editor salary vary between the amount of $49,333 to $59,038 per year.

Konkani Muslim Family: Politician Father, Editor Mother

The award-winning journalist is an Asian-born Muslim, who was born in a Konkani Muslim family. His father, Rafiq Zakaria wrote several books like The Struggle Within Islam. Rafiq, who was an Islamic theologian, worked as a politician in India with the Indian National Congress.

Fareed's mother Fatima Zakaria worked as an editor of the Indian newspaper called Sunday Times of India. His dad married Fatima as his second wife. During Farred's childhood, he celebrated Hindu as well as Muslim holidays and sang Christian hymns at school.

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Short Bio

Born on 20 January 1964, Fareed Zakaria is a native of Mumbai, India. The journalist stands at the casual height and follows Islamic theologian and religion. He stands at the height of 1.72 meters (5 feet and 8 inches).

As per wiki, he graduated from Yale University with a Bachelor of Arts in 1986. The Indian-American journalist completed his education obtaining Ph.D. in government from Harvard University. At the age of 53, Fareed received the Arthur Ross Media Award from the American Academy of Diplomacy.