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DEFINITION of 'Forbes'

Forbes is an American media and publishing company headed by former Republican candidate Steve Forbes. Perhaps best known for Forbes Magazine, the financial media giant holds ownership positions in Realclearmarkets.com, Realclearsports.com and Realclearpolitics.com.

BREAKING DOWN 'Forbes'

Forbes provides daily new coverage on business, technology, financial markets, personal finance, sports and a wide array of other topics. Forbes is also widely known for its lists of billionaires, world's richest people, world's leading companies and the richest celebrities, among others. Forbes was founded in 1917.

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