Gideon Rachman

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Gideon Rachman

Gideon Rachman

Who is Gideon Rachman?

Gideon Rachman is a journalist from the United Kingdom. Gideon Rachman is the Financial Times’ chief foreign affairs commentator, a position he has held since July 2016. Gideon was awarded the Orwell Prize for political journalism in 2016. In the same year, he received the Commentator Award at the European Press Prizes.

Early Life and Professional Career

Gideon Rachman was born in England, United Kingdom, in 1963. He has 59 years of age.

His Jewish South African parents raised him in England. Gideon spent time as a child in South Africa. His brother, Tom Rachman, wrote the novel The Imperfectionists.

Carla, Gideon’s sister, is an art historian, and Emily, their other sister, died of breast cancer in 2012. Ronnie Hope, his uncle, was a news editor at The Jerusalem Post.

Education Details

Gideon Rachman studied history at Gonville and Caius College in Cambridge. Gideon graduated with honors from Cambridge University in 1984.

During his time at Gonville and Caius, he became friends with future MI6 renegade agent Richard Tomlinson, whom he recommended for his Kennedy Scholarship application.

Professional Career

Rachman is the Financial Times’ chief foreign affairs commentator. In July 2016, I joined. He was a senior editor and correspondent for The Economist before joining the FT in July 2016.

He writes about international politics for The Financial Times, with a focus on American foreign policy, the European Union, and Asian geopolitics.

In 1984, he began his career with the BBC World Service. Gideon worked as a reporter for The Sunday Correspondent newspaper in Washington, D.C., from 1988 to 1990.

Gideon Rachman
Gideon Rachman as a journalist. Source: youtube

He worked for The Economist for 15 years, first as its deputy American editor, then as its South-East Asia correspondent from Bangkok.

Gideon later worked as The Economist’s Asia editor before becoming Britain’s editor from 1997 to 2000.

Gideon’s first book, Zero-Sum World, was released in the United Kingdom in 2010.

It was published in the United States under the title Zero-Sum Future and was translated into seven languages, including Chinese, German, and Korean.

The book concentrated on part history and prediction. It argued that the thirty years from 1978 to 2008 were shaped by the world’s major powers’ shared embrace of globalization, which created a “win-win world,” leading to greater peace and prosperity.

He published Easternisation: War and Peace in the Asian Century in August 2016. The book contends that the rise of new Asian powers is bringing an end to the West’s 500-year dominance of global politics.

Net Worth and Salary

Gideon Rachman earns an annual salary of $78,568.

He makes his money through his career, so he has amassed a fortune over the years. Gideon’s net worth is estimated to be $980,586.

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Relationship Status

Gideon Rachman is married to his lovely wife Olivia.

He mocks her on social media and invites her to his fictitious dinner parties with his colleagues.

Body Measurements

He is a man of average stature, standing at 5 ft 8 in (Approx. 1.72 m).

Social Media

His social media handles are unknown.


  • Gideon is a journalist from the United Kingdom.
  • He spent fifteen years as a senior editor and correspondent for The Economist before joining the Financial Times.
  • He has worked as a foreign correspondent in Washington, Brussels, and Bangkok, and has reported from all over the world, including Russia, China, India, and Afghanistan recently.
  • Rachman is married to his lovely wife Olivia.
  • His net worth is estimated to be $980,586.