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Thomas Friedman

Journalist & Author
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Net worth 2018: $30 Million
Industry: Writers
Residence: Minneapolis, MN
Country: United States
BirthDay: 20 July 1953
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Education: St. Louis Park High School, St. Louis Park, MN (1971) - BA Mediterranean Studies, Brandeis University (1975) - MA Philosophy and Modern Middle East Studies, Oxford University (1979),

Thomas Friedman was bornon 20 July 1953 in Minneapolis, MN, American, is Journalist & Author. Thomas Friedman is a 3-times Pulitzer Prize winner and is a regular contributor of columns on foreign affairs and columns for ‘The New York Times’. He is known for supporting a negotiation armistice between Israel and the Palestinians, renewal of the Arab world, ecological matters and globalization, while sometimes remarking on their potential pitfalls to the United States economy and society. His books address various aspects of international politics and major shifts in the future world order, from a centrist, liberal perspective on American political spectrum. Friedman is the proud recipient of numerous awards. He is the author of six bestselling books, among them ‘From Beirut to Jerusalem’ and ‘The World is Flat’ are some of his best-known works. He began his long and illustrious career as a general assignment financial reporter and has since then, grown exponentially. He is a regular guest on popular TV shows like ‘Meet the Press’, ‘Morning Joe’ and ‘Charlie Rose’. He also hosted his own documentaries including, ‘Straddling the Fence’, ‘Addicted to Oil’ and ‘Searching for the Roots of 9/11’, all of which, were aired on the Discovery Channel. Apart from his career as a writer and columnist, he also served as a visiting lecturer at Harvard University.


$30 Million


In 2010, he wrote a number of columns supporting the politics of deep-seated centrism


In 2008, he wrote, ‘Hot, Flat, and Crowded’, a book that suggested answers on global warming and ways for the United States to recover financial importance in the world


‘The World Is Flat’ was published on April 5, 2005 and became an international best-seller


From 2003 to 2007, he created a number of documentaries including ‘Searching for the Roots of 9/11’, ‘The Other Side of Outsourcing’, ‘Does Europe Hate Us?’, ‘Addicted to Oil’, ‘Green: The New, Red, White and Blue’


In 2002, he met Crown Prince Abdullah of Saudi Arabia and personally asked him to end the Arab-Israeli conflict, following which the prince proposed the ‘Arab Peace Initiative’


Following the September 11 attacks in 2001, he began channeling his energies on writing more about the Middle East and terrorism


In 1999, he authored the book, ‘The Lexus and the Olive Tree’, in which he has given his opinions on globalization


In 1992, after Bill Clinton was sworn in as President, he was made the ‘Times’ White House correspondent


He authored one of his best-selling books, ‘From Beirut to Jerusalem’ in 1989


In 1984, he was transferred to Jerusalem where he was appointed as the Times Jerusalem Bureau Chief for the next four years


He was finally recruited by ‘The New York Times’ in 1981 and was again sent to Beirut at the beginning of the 1982 to cover Israel’s invasion of Lebanon


He joined the London bureau of United Press International and was dispatched after a year to Beirut where he lived from 1979 to 1981, to cover a war


He married economist, Ann Bucksbaum in November 1978


He studied at the University of Minnesota and then at Brandeis University from where he graduated with a degree in Mediterranean Studies, in 1975


From a very young age, he wanted to become a professional golfer and even was a transport assistant at a local country club in 1970


He was enamored by Israel after a trip to the country in 1968


Thomas Friedman was born on July 20, 1953 in Minneapolis, to Harold and Margaret Friedman

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