Niall Ferguson

#109251
Most Popular
Boost
Birthday
18, 1964
Birthplace
Scotland
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
18, 1964 (age 55)
Birthplace
Scotland

About

Known for his works on economics, global history, and imperialism, he penned such titles as The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World and Empire: How Britain Made the Modern World. He taught history at Harvard, Stanford, the University of Oxford, New York University, and the London School of Economics.

Before Fame

He earned his Doctor of Philosophy in History from Magdalen College, Oxford, and subsequently began his teaching career at the University of Cambridge.

Trivia

He wrote for such current events publications as The Financial Times, The Sunday Telegraph, and Newsweek.

Family Life

He was born and raised in Glasgow, Scotland, by a physician father and a science teacher mother. His marriage to journalist and editor Susan Douglas, from 1994 to 2011, resulted in three children. He then married Ayaan Hirsi Ali.

Associated With

He served as a political adviser during the 2008 presidential campaign of Republican candidate John McCain.