Yuval Noah Harari

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Birthday
24, 1976
Birthplace
Kiryat Ata, Israel
Birth Sign
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Birthday
24, 1976 (age 43)
Birthplace
Kiryat Ata, Israel

About

Historian who has earned worldwide acclaim for his 2014 New York Times best-selling book Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind. In 2018, he gave a keynote speech about the future of humankind at the Davos-based World Economic Forum in Congress Hall.

Before Fame

He earned his PhD in history from Oxford University in 2002. He previously studied medieval and military history at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem between 1993-1998. 

Trivia

He won the highly-coveted Polonsky Prize for Creativity and Originality in both 2009 and 2012. His 2014 book Sapiens was shortlisted on the Royal Society of Biologists' 2015 Book Awards. 

Family Life

He met his husband Itzik Yahav in 2002. 

Associated With

His 2015 book Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind has been a recommended read by Barack ObamaBill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg