Who is Steve Forbes

Steve Forbes is Chairman of the Board and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Media. He is the grandson of Bertie Charles Forbes, the founder of Forbes Magazine, and the son of longtime Forbes magazine publisher Malcolm Forbes. He is the only writer to have won the Crystal Owl Award four times. The award is a prize given to the financial journalist with the most accurate economic forecast.


Malcolm Stevenson "Steve" Forbes Jr. was born on July 18, 1947 in Morristown, New Jersey and grew up in Far Hills, New Jersey. He attended Princeton University, where he founded Business Today magazine and from which he graduated in 1970 with a bachelor’s degree in history. In 2009, he was awarded an honorary doctorate in economics from Stevenson University. In 1996 and 2000, he was a Republican candidate for U.S. president. His platform included a flat tax, medical savings accounts, a revised Social Security system, school choices for children, term limits and a strong national defense..