Currently alive, at 56 years of age.
1964 – He was born on the 20th day of January this year in Mumbai, India. After graduating from the Anglican school, he attended Yale University where he became a member of the secret Scroll and Key Society and was part of Berkeley College.Later graduated with a Ph.D. in Political Science from Harvard University, where he studied under Samuel P. Huntington and Stanley Hoffmann.
1998 – He wrote the book “From Wealth to Power”, The Unusual Origins of America’s World Role (Princeton University Press), his PhD thesis, and co-editor of The American Encounter.
1999 – He was named "one of the 21 most important people of the 21st Century" by Esquire.
2000 – He was named Editor of Newsweek International in October this year. He writes a weekly foreign affairs column for Newsweek.
2002 – He has been a regular member of the roundtable of ABC News’ This Week with George Stephanopoulos and an analyst for ABC News.
2003 – His book The Future of Freedom: Illiberal Democracy at Home and Abroad (Norton) was published.
2005 – He premiered as host of a new foreign affairs program on PBS, “Foreign Exchange with Fareed Zakaria”. He won the World Affairs Councils of America’s International Journalist Award.
2006 – He was named one of the 100 most influential graduates of Harvard University. He currently resides in New York City with his wife, Paula Throckmorton Zakaria, son Omar, and daughter Lila.