former Republican presidential candidate, valued for his bold ideas and entrepreneurial
spirit, is one of the most well respected economic prognosticators of our time. As President and CEO of Forbes, Inc. and
Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Magazine, Steve Forbes
runs the nations foremost business magazine and respected publishing empire
Forbes recently mounted a vigorous
campaign for the 2000 GOP Presidential race. Although he withdrew in February 2000,
his campaign is widely credited for its strong influence on the national debate.
According to the Wall Street Journal, Without Mr. Forbes ideas, indeed,
neither John McCain nor George W. Bush would have had much of an agenda of his own this
year. Key to his platform was a flat tax thats a tax cut, a retirement
security system, a power to parents plan and medical savings accounts.
Forbes continues to promote
his agenda as Honorary Chairman of Americans for Hope Growth and Opportunity, a
grassroots, issues advocacy organization founded to advance pro-growth, pro-freedom and
Forbes was born on July 18, 1947 in Morristown, NJ.
He graduated cum laude in 1966 from Brooks School in North Andover MA. He received a BA in History from Princeton in
1970. At Princeton, he was the founding
editor of Business Today, which became the countrys largest magazine published by
students for students, with a circulation of 200,000.
The magazine continues to be published today by Princeton undergraduates
Forbes assumed the role of
Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Magazine in 1990. Since that time, Forbes, Inc.
has expanded with the launch of a variety of new publications. Forbes writes editorials
for each issue of Forbes under the heading of
Fact and Comment. A widely respected economic forecaster, he has
appeared on many national new programs including The McNeil/Lehrer Newshour,
The Nightly Business Report and Wall Street Week.
Forbes now serves on
the Board of Trustees of Princeton University, as well as on the Ronald Reagan
Presidential Foundation, The American Enterprise Institute and the National Taxpayers
Union. He is also on the Board of Overseeres of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer
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