Rana Foroohar

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Rana Foroohar
Rana Aylin Dogar

(1970-03-04) March 4, 1970 (age 54)
EducationBarnard College (BA)
Spouse(s)Kambiz Foroohar (divorced)
John Sedgwick

Rana Aylin Foroohar (née Dogar; born March 4, 1970) is an American author, business columnist and an associate editor at the Financial Times.[1] She is also CNN's global economic analyst.

Life and career[edit]

Foroohar was born Rana Aylin Dogar in Frankfort, Indiana, graduating from Frankfort Senior High School in 1988.[2][3] 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.[4] In 1992, Foroohar graduated from Barnard College with a B.A. in English literature.[5]

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.[5] Her articles included a 2013 cover story entitled "The Myth of Financial Reform", which was criticized by the U.S. Department of the Treasury.[6]

In 2016, she published her first book, Makers and Takers: The Rise of Finance and the Fall of American Business.[7] The book was shortlisted for the 2016 Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award.[8]

She joined the Financial Times as a columnist and associate editor in March 2017.[9]

In November 2019, Foroohar published her second book Don't Be Evil: How Big Tech Betrayed Its Founding Principles—and All of Us.[10] Her third book, Homecoming: The Path to Prosperity in a Post-Global World, was published in October 2022.

Her work has appeared in The New York Review of Books. She has also been interviewed on National Public Radio.[11]

Personal life[edit]

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

She lives in Brooklyn with her husband, writer John Sedgwick, and her two children, Alex and Darya.[12] 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. [citation needed]


  • Foroohar, Rana (2016). Makers and Takers: The Rise of Finance and the Fall of American Business. Crown Publishing Group. ISBN 978-0-553-44723-1.[13]
  • Foroohar, Rana (2019). Don't Be Evil: How Big Tech Betrayed Its Founding Principles—and All of Us. Currency. ISBN 978-1-984-82398-4.
  • Foroohar, Rana (2022). Homecoming: The Path to Prosperity in a Post-Global World. Crown Publishing Group. ISBN 978-0-593-24054-0.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Rana Foroohar". Financial Times. Retrieved December 4, 2017.
  2. ^ "1988 High School Graduates". Journal and Courier. Lafayette, Indiana. May 24, 1988. Retrieved April 1, 2020.
  3. ^ Foroohar, Rana (March 5, 2017). "Trump's trade policies won't help my town". Financial Times. Archived from the original on April 2, 2020.
  4. ^ "About – Rana Foroohar". ranaforoohar.com. Retrieved December 4, 2017.
  5. ^ a b "Rana Foroohar – TIME Media Kit". Time. Retrieved March 19, 2018.
  6. ^ Coley, Anthony. "Response to TIME Magazine Article on Financial Reform". U.S. Department of the Treasury.
  7. ^ Tseng, Nin-Hai (April 24, 2016). "3 New Books on What You Should Be Worried About This Spring". Fortune.
  8. ^ Onwuemezi, Natasha (September 8, 2016). "Bloomsbury has two on FT Business Book shortlist". The Bookseller. Retrieved September 9, 2016.
  9. ^ "Rana Foroohar joins the Financial Times". Financial Times. December 5, 2016. Retrieved February 19, 2018.
  10. ^ Naughton, John (November 3, 2019). "Don't Be Evil review—how the tech giants have become too big to fail". The Guardian.
  11. ^ Gonyea, Don (December 29, 2018). "Market Volatility Forecast". NPR.
  12. ^ "Rana Foroohar". Institute for New Economic Thinking. Retrieved March 14, 2023.
  13. ^ 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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