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Date of Birth: 1963 , September-3
Birth Nation: United Kingdom

Quick Timeline of Malcolm Gladwell

1963 Born in Fareham, Hampshire, England
1978 Won Ontario High School Championship
1984 Did graduation
1987 Began covering Business and Science
1996 Started working at The New Yorker

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September 3 , 1963

Born in Fareham, Hampshire, England

Malcolm Gladwell was born in Fareham, Hampshire, England. He was born from his parents, mother Joyce (née Nation) Gladwell, a Jamaican-born psychotherapist and father, Graham Gladwell, a mathematics professor from Kent, England. He holds Canadian nationality and Jamaican ethnicity.

 

1978

Won Ontario High School Championship

He did his schooling at Ontario High School. He was a middle-distance runner and he won the 14-year-old boys' 1,500-meter title at the 1978 Ontario High School Championships. He was unusually single-minded and ambitious boy. He was interested in reading.

1984

Did graduation

He did his graduation from the University of Toronto, Trinity College, Toronto, in 1984 with a degree in History. Before graduation, he had done an internship in National Journalism Center in the spring of 1982 in Washington, D.C.

1987

Began covering Business and Science

After struggling hard Malcolm Gladwell accepted the journalism position where he was writing for Insight on the News. Then, Malcolm Gladwell started covering business and science for The Washington Post from 1987 and he worked there until 1996.

1996

Started working at The New Yorker

He has been working in The New Yorker since 1996 and there his first assignment was to write a piece about fashion. Gladwell introduced the concept of "The Talent Myth" in The New Yorker in an article of July 2002.He is a staff writer in The New Yorker.

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His career started with a struggling phase where he was rejected by every advertising agency and he moved to Indiana accepting a journalism position at The American Spectator. He then started writing for Insight on the News. Later, Gladwell did covering business and science for The Washington Post (1987-1996). He started as a writer at The New Yorker in 1996 and his first assignment was to write a piece about fashion. Gladwell introduced the concept of "The Talent Myth" in The New Yorker in an article of July 2002.

Gladwell has written five books including The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers, What the Dog Saw: And Other Adventures, and David and Goliath.  All his books were highly praised. The amazing writer has been respected with American Sociological Association's first Award for Excellence in the Reporting of Social Issues. In 2005, Gladwell was named one of its 100 most influential people by Time.

Currently is a staff writer for The New Yorker. Such an honorable personality is now at his age of 52 years and he is not married yet. He does not have any wife and children. He takes his mother as a role model to be a writer and he might have decided to dedicate all his life in the writing arena. The man with Canadian nationality and Jamaican ethnicity has a staggering net worth of $ 30 million. He is active on Twitter with more than four thousand followers.