Malcolm Gladwell
Malcolm Gladwell

Malcolm Gladwell

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Malcolm Gladwell is a well-known award winner for English-Canadian, author, journalist, and speaker. Malcolm Gladwell is an active contributor and author of staff for ‘The New Yorker’ ‘The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference’, ‘Outliers: The Story of Success’, ‘What the Dog Saw: And Other Adventures’.

Age, Parents, Siblings, Nationality, and Ethnicity

Malcolm Gladwell is 56 years old in the year of 2020. He was born on September 3, 1963, in Fareham, Hampshire, United Kingdom. He was born to Joyce (mother) and Graham Gladwell(father). His mother worked as a psychotherapist and his father as a mathematics professor. He was the only son of his parents. Likewise, he belongs to American nationality and therefore, his ethnicity is still on review.

At the age of six, he moved to Elmira, Ontario, Canada with his family. In Canada, his father taught mathematics and engineering at the University of Waterloo where he seldom went with his father roaming around the offices and exploring libraries which sparked an early interest of version and literature in him.

Education History

Talking about Malcolm’s educational history, Often Malcolm walked all over the offices with his father and visited libraries that developed an early desire to read and write on him. Whereas, he was also very athletic when he was in high school and involved in running on the middle distance.

At the 1978 Ontario High School 14-year-old competitions in Kingston, Ontario, he won the 1500-meter crown. In 1982, he was an intern at the Washington D.C. National Journalism Center at the same time; two years later, he became a student in history and graduated from the University of Toronto.

Thus, he wasn’t getting a spot in graduate school because his grades were not very high. Eventually, he accepted a position in journalism at The American Spectator and moved to Indiana for the job.

Malcolm Gladwell graduation

Caption: Malcolm Convocation 2011 Honorary Degree recipient, Source: Youtube

Career Life

Regarding his career life, Malcolm decided to pursue a career in advertising because his grades were not sufficient to attend a graduate school. Yet he faced failure here too and was not hired in any advertising agency. He went to Indiana and he had a job offered at The American Spectator. Malcolm also started writing for Feedback on the News during this period. In 1987, for The Washington Post, he started reporting business and science news, where he worked for nearly a decade, leaving in 1996.

He started working for The New Yorker after he stopped working for The Washington Post, where his first job was to write a piece on fashion. He chose to write about a man who made t-shirts instead of writing about fashion which he studied more important to write about. In 2002, he published an article focused on the idea of The Talent Myth for The New Yorker. This article study specifically the management planning used by a successful person and vice versa. In the year of 2005, he produced his second book Blink.

Three years later he published his third work, Outliers, which is a book about how personal commitment and motivation contribute to an individual’s success. In 2009, one of his best-selling books was published, What the Dog Saw: And Other Adventures. Likewise, in 2013 he published his 5th book, David and Goliath. Whereas, he is also writing the script for the next TV drama, The Missionary. Likewise, his works deal with research in the areas of psychology, social psychology, and sociology. On June 30, 2011, he was appointed to the Order of Canada.

With the release of Talking to Strangers in September 2019, he has had six books published. His other published books include The Tipping Point (2000), Blink (2005), Outliers (2008), What the Dog Saw: And Other Adventures (2009), David and Goliath (2013).

Malcolm Gladwell books

Caption: Malcolm published his book ‘Talking to Strangers’, Source: Instagram


Similarly, Malcolm is the host of the podcast Revisionist History, initially produced through Panoply Media and now through his own podcast company. It began in 2016 and aired 4 10-episode seasons. Each episode starts with an analysis of a person, event, or idea, and proceeds to question the inherited wisdom about the subject. He was hired to compose a podcast by Jacob Weisberg, editor-in-chief of Slate Group, which also holds the podcast network Panoply Media. In September 2018, he announced he was co-founding a podcast company, later named Pushkin Industries, with Weisberg. About this decision, he told the Los Angeles Times: “There is a certain kind of whimsy and emotionality that can only be captured on audio.”

As a writer and producer, he is famous for Hexum, Nova (1974), and The Missionary (2013).

Awards and Achievements

Malcolm has received a huge number of awards and achievements. In 2005, Malcolm was one of the 100 most influential people included in the Time list. In 2007, he received the first award for Excellence in the Reporting of Social Issues. an honorary degree from the University of Waterloo in 2007 and another honorary degree from the University of Toronto in 2011. He was also elected to the Order of Canada.

Personal Life and Legacy

Talking about Malcolm’s personal life, he is single. There is no information regarding any relationship rumors about him. His curly hair received much negative attention from the police who, for no apparent reason, started charging him with speeding tickets, which Gladwell references in one of his plays.

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Caption: Malcolm and Oprah talking about personal life on @ownTV, Source: Instagram

Body Measurements and Social Media

Malcolm has a smart personality with great body physics. Whereas, he has a height of 5feet 9inches. Sadly, the information regarding her body measurement is still on review. Likewise, he has black curly hair and brown eyes.

Talking about his social media he is active on Instagram as well as Twitter. Though he is not active on Facebook. He has a huge number of 639k followers on Twitter and more than 102k followers on Instagram. Malcolm has joined Twitter in December 2008. On Instagram, he has posted almost thirty-eight posts in the year 2020.