He has been a respected journalist with The New York Times since 1984. After joining The New York Times, he initially covered economics and served as a Times correspondent in Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Beijing, and Tokyo. He later became the associate managing editor of The New York Times, responsible for Sunday editions. His pieces have frequently focused on global health, poverty, and gender issues in the developing world. Since 2004, he has written numerous articles about Darfur and visited the area 11 times.
Kristof is that one devoted journalist who has figured out how poor people are actually living around the world and what their potential is. There is no surprise that his hard work and dedication has emerged him as one of the best journalists who has more followers on Twitter than other journalists (almost 1.5 million). Kristof has been a role model for many youths who want to pursue their career in journalism.
Talking about his personal life, he was married to his wife Sheryl WuDunn in 1988. The couple together has three children- Gregory Kristof, Geoffrey Kristof, and Caroline Kristof. The couple is working together as author and journalist and is enjoying their successful life together.
Along with many articles he has written the bestselling books co-authored with his wife Sheryl WuDunn including China Wakes: The Struggle for the Soul of a Rising Power (1994), Thunder from the East: Portrait of a Rising Asia (1999), Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide (Knopf, September 2009), etc.
He first won Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting for their reporting on the pro-democracy student movement and the related Tiananmen Square protests of 1989 along with his wife Sheryl WuDunn. They were the first married couple to win a Pulitzer for journalism. He won Pulitzer Prize for the second time in 2006 "for his graphic, deeply reported columns that, at personal risk, focused attention on genocide in Darfur and that gave voice to the voiceless in other parts of the world.” For his contributions, he is honored with many other awards.
He holds American nationality and the information about his ethnicity is still not clear. The honorable journalist has a net worth at millions of dollars with an amazing amount of salary.