Who is he: Steve Forbes is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Forbes Media. Other company divisions include: Forbes Management Conference Group and Forbes Custom Media. Forbes is also Editor-in-Chief of Forbes magazine, the company's flagship publication, which is the nation's leading business magazine, with a circulation of nearly a million. Steve Forbes writes editorials for each issue of Forbes under the heading, "Fact and Comment."
Steve Forbes is the only writer to have won the highly prestigious Crystal Owl Award four times. Forbes was a Republican candidate in the US presidential primaries in 1996 and 2000. The Internet site, Forbes.com, boasts millions of unique monthly visitors and has become a leading destination site for senior business decision-makers and investors.
Other Forbes websites include Investopedia.com, RealClearPolitics.com, RealClearMarkets.com, RealClearSports.com and the Forbes Business and Finance Blog Network. Together with Forbes.com, these sites reach nearly many millions each month. Forbes serves on the boards of The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation, the Heritage Foundation and The Foundation for the Defense of Democracies.
Forbes is also chairman of the company's American Heritage division, publisher of American Heritage magazine and two quarterlies, American Legacy and American Heritage of Invention & Technology.
In both 1996 and 2000, Steve Forbes campaigned vigorously for the Republican nomination for the Presidency. Key to his platform were a flat tax, medical savings accounts, a new Social Security system for working Americans, parental choice of schools for their children, term limits and a strong national defense. Mr. Forbes continues to energetically promote this agenda.
From 1996 to 1999 Steve Forbes was honorary chairman of Americans for Hope, Growth and Opportunity, a grassroots, issues advocacy organization founded to advance pro-growth, pro-freedom and pro-family issues. From December 1993 until June 1996, he served as chairman of the board of directors of Empower America, a political reform organization founded by Jack Kemp, Bill Bennett and Jeane Kirkpatrick.
Background: Malcolm Stevenson "Steve" Forbes was born on July 18, 1947, in Morristown, New Jersey. He graduated cum laude in 1966 from the Brooks School, a private Episcopalian prep school in North Andover, Massachusetts. Steve Forbes received a B.A. in history from Princeton in 1970. At Princeton, he was the founding editor of Business Today, which became the country's largest magazine published by students for students, with a circulation of 200,000. The magazine continues to be published today by Princeton undergraduates.
Additionally, Steve Forbes is on the Board of Overseers of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and on the Board of Visitors for the School of Public Policy of Pepperdine University.
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