Thomas Friedman Biography
Thomas Friedman is an acclaimed American journalist, political commentator, and author. Presently, he works for the New York Times. Friedman works for The New York Times as a weekly columnist.
He went to join the London bureau of United Press International after finishing his master’s degree. Friedman then was taken to Beirut a year later. While there, he covered the Lebanon Civil War from June 1979 to May 1981.
Thomas Friedman Age
Friedman was born on July 20, 1953, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the United States. He is 69 years old as of 2022.
Thomas Friedman Height
Friedman stands at an average height of 5 ft 8 in/1.73m tall.
Thomas Friedman Education
Friedman studied and graduated from Brandeis University with a bachelor’s of Arts. Oxford awarded him MPhil after completing his studies, at St Antony’s College. He also received a degree in Arabic Studies from The American University in Cairo.
Thomas Friedman Family
Friedman’s parents are Margaret Blanche and Harold Abe Friedman. Harold worked for a ball-bearing company called United Bearing as the vice president. He passed away due to a heart attack in 1973 when Thomas reached the nineteen years mark sadly.
Friedman’s mother had a degree in Home Economics from the University of Wisconsin and worked in the United States Navy during World War II. She was a Senior Life Master duplicate bridge player, a part-time bookkeeper, as well as a homemaker.;;;;;..However, she died in 2008. Thomas was brought up along with his two older sisters namely Shelly and Jane.
Thomas Friedman Wife
Thomas exchanged vows with Ann Louise Bucksbaum. Ann was born on April 13, 1954, in Marshalltown, Iowa. She is the daughter of Matthew Bucksbaum, the founder and owner of a shopping mall empire and teacher by profession. The couple is blessed with two daughters namely Orly and Natalie.
Thomas Friedman Salary
Thomas annually receives a salary of $ 89,782.
Thomas Friedman Net Worth
Thomas’s estimated net worth is $4 million.
Thomas Friedman Career
As of now, Thomas works as a column writer for the New York Times. He covered James Baker as the Secretary of State during the administration of President George H. W. Bush in 1992. After the election of Bill Clinton, he was hired by the New York Times as the White House correspondent.
He began writing about foreign policy and economics in 1994 and even moved to the op-ed page of The New York Times the following year, his role now changed to be a foreign affairs columnist.
He was employed as a reporter by The New York Times in 1981. He re-dispatched to Beirut in 1982 at the start of the Israeli invasion of Lebanon. There, he covered the war, especially the Sabra and Shatila massacre. Along with David K. Shipler, his reporting won him the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting. He also won the George Polk Award due to his foreign reporting.