Thomas Ricks Bio, Age, Height, Wife, Salary, Net Worth, Fiasco

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Thomas Ricks Biography

Thomas Ricks is an outstanding American author and journalist. Thomas specializes in the military as well as national security issues. He won the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting twice as part of teams from the Washington Post in 2002 as well as the Wall Street Journal in 2000.

Thomas has covered military activities in Afghanistan, Bosnia, Haiti, Kosovo, Korea, Kuwait, Macedonia, Turkey, Somalia as well as Iraq. Earlier, he wrote a blog for Foreign Policy. Furthermore, Thomas is an active member of the Center for a defense policy think tank, New American Security.

In addition, he is an active member of Harvard University’s Senior Advisory Council on the Project on U.S. Civil-Military Relations. There, he lectures widely to the military.

Thomas Ricks Age

Thomas Ricks was born on 25th September 1955, in Beverly, Massachusetts, United States. He is 67 years old.

Thomas Ricks Height

Thomas possesses a height of 5 feet 7 inches (Approx. 1.70 m).

Thomas Ricks Family

Thomas was born to his parents David Frank Ricks and Anne Ricks in Beverly, Massachusetts. He was brought up in New York and Afghanistan together with his five siblings. His dad worked as a professor of psychology.

Thomas Ricks Wife

He is happily married to his gorgeous wife Mary Catherine. The lovely couple walked down the aisle in 1981. His wife authored Escape on the Pearl.

Thomas Ricks Education

From 1968 to 1970, he attended the American International School based in Kabul. Later, Thomas received his high school diploma from Scarsdale High School in 1973. After attaining a B.A. from Yale University in 1977, Thomas worked as an assistant editor at the Wilson Quarterly and an instructor at Lingnan College in Hong Kong.

Thomas Ricks Salary

He pockets a desirable salary of $79,650 per year.

Thomas Ricks Net Worth

Thomas has amassed a hefty fortune over the years he has served and has an estimated net worth of $1 million.

Thomas Ricks Books

Thomas is the author of the non-fiction books:

Making the Corps (1997)
Fiasco (2006)
The Gamble (2009)
The Generals (2012)
First Principles (2020)
A Soldier’s Duty (2001)

Thomas Ricks Fiasco

In 2007, he was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction for his book Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq which was released back in 2006. His book is a masterful analysis of the planning and implementation of the American military invasion. Fiasco also covers the occupation of Iraq through mid-2006, currently with a postscript on contemporary developments.

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