Steve Forbes is Chairman and CEO of Forbes Media and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes magazine, where his editorials appear in each issue under the heading “Fact and Comment.” Under Mr. Forbes’ leadership, the company has launched a variety of new publications and businesses, including ForbesLife, ForbesWoman, and Forbes Asia magazines; the Web site Forbes.com; and Forbes licensee editions around the world. Other company Web sites include Investopedia.com, RealClearPolitics.com, RealClearMarkets.com, RealClearSports.com, and the Forbes.com Business and Finance Blog Network.
Forbes is the nation’s leading business magazine, with a circulation of more than 900,000. Forbes, Forbes Asia, and the company’s licensee editions together reach a worldwide audience of more than 5.5 million readers. The company’s Web sites reach nearly 40 million business decision-makers each month.
A widely respected economic prognosticator, Mr. Forbes is the only writer to have been a four-time winner of the highly prestigious Crystal Owl Award, formerly given by U.S. Steel Corporation to the financial journalist whose economic forecasts for the coming year proved most accurate. In 1996 and 2000, he campaigned vigorously for the Republican nomination for the presidency.
Mr. Forbes’ latest books are How Capitalism Will Save Us: Why Free People and Free Markets Are the Best Answer in Today’s Economy, co-authored with Elizabeth Ames (Crown Business, November 2009), and Power Ambition Glory: The Stunning Parallels between Great Leaders of the Ancient World and Today…and the Lessons You Can Learn, co-authored with John Prevas (Crown Business, June 2009). He is also the author of Flat Tax Revolution: Using a Postcard to Abolish the IRS (2005) and A New Birth of Freedom (1999), a book of bold ideas for the new millennium.