Rana Foroohar

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Rana Foroohar
Rana Dogar

1970 (age 48–49)
EducationB.A. Barnard College
Spouse(s)Kambiz Foroohar (divorced)
John Sedgwick
ChildrenDarya Foroohar
Alexander Bahman Foroohar
Parent(s)Aygen Erol Dogar
Ann Dogar

Rana Foroohar (born 1970) is an American business columnist and an associate editor at the Financial Times.[1] She is also CNN's global economic analyst.


Foroohar was born Rana Dogar in Indianapolis and raised in Frankfort, Indiana.[2] Her father Aygen Erol Dogar is a Turkish immigrant and an engineer who started a small manufacturing business in the Midwest. Her mother Ann was a school teacher, and herself the daughter of immigrants from Sweden and England.[3] Foroohar graduated from Barnard College, Columbia University in 1992 with a B. A. in English literature.

Foroohar spent thirteen years at Newsweek, as an economics and foreign affairs editor and as a London-based correspondent covering Europe and the Middle East. During that time, she was awarded the German Marshall Fund's Peter Weitz Prize for transatlantic reporting. She has also received awards and fellowships from institutions such as the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University and the East–West Center.

Foroohar then spent six years at Time magazine, as an assistant editor and economic columnist.[4] Her articles included a 2013 cover story entitled "The Myth of Financial Reform," which was criticized by the U.S. Department of the Treasury.[5]

In 2016 she publisher her first book, Makers and Takers: The Rise of Finance and the Fall of American Business.[6] The book was shortlisted for the 2016 Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award.[7]

She joined the Financial Times as a columnist and associate editor in March 2017.[8]

Foroohar's second book, to be published in November 2019, is titled Don't Be Evil.[9]

She is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Her work has appeared in the New York Review of Books. She has also been interviewed on National Public Radio.[10]


Foroohar's first husband was Kambiz Foroohar, an Iranian-British journalist for Bloomberg.

She lives in Brooklyn with her husband John Sedgwick and her two children, daughter Darya and son Alex.[11] She wrote about her father-in-law Robert Minturn Sedgwick, an investment professional who warned about the disadvantages of actively managed funds, in Makers and Takers.


Rana Foroohar (17 May 2016). Makers and Takers: The Rise of Finance and the Fall of American Business. Crown Publishing Group. ISBN 978-0-553-44723-1.[12]


  1. ^ "Rana Foroohar". Financial Times. Retrieved 2017-12-04.
  2. ^ Foroohar, Rana. "Trump's trade policies won't help my town". Financial Times. Retrieved 17 February 2018.
  3. ^ "About – Rana Foroohar". www.ranaforoohar.com. Retrieved 2017-12-04.
  4. ^ "TIME Media Kit". Retrieved 19 March 2018.
  5. ^ Coley, Anthony. "Response to TIME Magazine Article on Financial Reform". U.S. Department of the Treasury.
  6. ^ Tseng, Nin-Hai (April 24, 2016). "3 New Books on What You Should Be Worried About This Spring". Fortune.
  7. ^ Natasha Onwuemezi (8 September 2016). "Bloomsbury has two on FT Business Book shortlist". The Bookseller. Retrieved 9 September 2016.
  8. ^ "Rana Foroohar joins the Financial Times". Financial Times. Retrieved 19 February 2018.
  9. ^ Scheier, Liz (May 3, 2019). "Defanging the Corporate Beast: PW talks with Rana Foroohar". Publishers Weekly.
  10. ^ Gonyea, Don (December 29, 2018). "Market Volatility Forecast". NPR.
  11. ^ "Rana Foroohar". Institute for New Economic Thinking. Retrieved 2017-12-04.
  12. ^ Hill, Andrew. "FT business book shortlist takes in the world's challenges". Financial Times. ISSN 0307-1766. Retrieved 2016-10-04.

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