Canadian-English journalist and author Malcolm Gladwell’s successes as a best-selling author couldn’t eclipse the fact that he has been single all his life. Alongside discussing his work, people have made a point to reference his sexuality in every conversation.

Malcolm's rise to fame has been nothing short of meteoric. The 54-year-old Hampshire native gained the status of a public figure when he began penning columns for The New Yorker and The Washington Post. Later, his books would help further propel his growing status as a celebrity.

To help our readers get familiar with Malcolm, we have compiled four wikis on him including his sexual preference, ethnicity, net worth, and parents.

1. Malcolm Gladwell Parents Were English, Migrated To Rural Canada

Malcolm Gladwell is of mixed ethnicity.

Born on 3 September 1963 in Fareham, Hampshire, United Kingdom, Malcolm grew up in a rural Ontario after his parents moved to Canada in search of a bigger plot of land.

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His father, Graham Gladwell was a civil-engineering professor with an English background. Meanwhile, his mother, Joyce Gladwell - a psychotherapist - was of Jamaican descent.

2. Malcolm Gladwell's Family Struggle With Racism

The famed New Yorker essayist told Esquire in an interview back to 2013 that not long after his birth, his parents were asked to evict their London flat. At the time of delivering the eviction notice, the Landlady had told his father:

You didn’t tell me your wife was colored.

As he began coming of age, so did racial slurs hurled at him. At age 6, he was harassed with the 'N-word' while he stood alongside his mother to wait for a bus to take them home.

Not only that, he would continually get profiled by the police as a young man. One instance of profiling on him occurred when he was detained by three policemen in New York after the police misidentified him in a rape case.

3. Behind Malcolm Gladwell’s Multi-Million Net Worth

Initially, the 54-year-old had aspirations to attend graduate school and work in advertising. When neither panned out, he took up a journalism gig at The American Spectator.

Later, he began writing for The Washington Post and The New Yorker. His two articles, The Tipping Point and The Coolhunt for The New Yorker were then developed into the book as The Tipping Point, which was published in 2000.

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Magnum Opus: The book cover of Malcolm Gladwell's 2005 opus The Tipping Point (Photo:

In 2005, he was named as World’s 100 Most Influential People by Time Magazine. Co-incidentally, 2005 saw him release his second book titled Blink, which was included in Best Business Books of 2005 by Fast Company.

He would author three more books in the years that followed the release of his second book -- Outliers (2008), What the Dog Saw (2009) and David and Goliath (2013).

The sales from his books and his occasional gigs as a guest speaker has made him one rich man, with a net worth estimated to be around $30 million.

4.  IS Malcolm Gladwell Married Or Gay?

Malcolm has always remained private about his dating preferences; he has thus been a subject of countless rumors regarding his sexuality. Yet, to the surprise of many, he has always shrugged off the rumors.   

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Even in his 50's now, he has never been reported to have gotten married or dated anyone publicly. But if you were to believe what was implied in the cover article on him by Gaby Woods (published on 28 September 2013), 'he has had many girlfriends.'