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  Forbes, M.S. "Steve"
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NameM.S. "Steve" Forbes
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Websitehttp://www.forbes.com/
Born July 18, 1947
Died Still Living (68 years)
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InfoSteve Forbes is President and Chief Executive Officer of Forbes and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes magazine. He resumed this role in February 2000 after a leave of absence to campaign for the Republican presidential nomination.

Mr. Forbes assumed his position in 1990. Mr. 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. Mr. Forbes serves on the Board of Trustees of Princeton University, as well as on numerous other boards.

The company's flagship publication, Forbes, is the nation's leading business magazine, with a circulation of 850,000. Forbes and Forbes Global together reach a worldwide audience of nearly 5 million readers.

A widely respected economic prognosticator, Mr. Forbes is the only writer to have won the highly prestigious Crystal Owl Award four times. The prize was formerly given by USX Corporation to the financial journalist whose economic forecasts for the coming year proved most accurate.

In both 1996 and 2000, Mr. 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 will continue 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, Mr. Forbes served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Empower America, a political reform organization founded by Jack Kemp, Bill Bennett and Jeane Kirkpatrick.

Mr. Forbes is the author of A New Birth of Freedom (Regnery, 1999), a book of bold ideas for the new millennium.

In 1985, President Reagan named Mr. Forbes Chairman of the bi-partisan Board for International Broadcasting (BIB). In this position, he oversaw the operation of Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty. Broadcasting behind the Iron Curtain, Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty were praised by Poland's Lech Walesa as being critical to the struggle against communism. Mr. Forbes was reappointed to his post by President Bush and served until 1993.

Steve Forbes was born on July 18, 1947, in Morristown, N.J. He graduated cum laude in 1966 from Brooks School in North Andover, Mass. He 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.

Mr. Forbes serves on the Board of Trustees of Princeton University, as well as on other boards, including The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and the National Taxpayers Union. He is on the Board of Overseers of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Mr. Forbes holds honorary degrees from Lycoming College, Jacksonville University, Heidelberg College, Iona College, Kean College, New York Institute of Technology, Lock Haven University, Westminster College, Francisco Marroquin University, Sacred Heart University, Centenary College, Pepperdine University, Lynn University, Lehigh University and New Hampshire College.


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May 11, 2011 01:00pm Interview Forbes Predicts U.S. Gold Standard Within 5 Years  Article Hikikomori Blitzkrieg! 

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FAMILY
Wife Sabina Beekman Forbes 00, 0000-
Father Malcolm Stevenson Forbes, Sr. 1919-1990

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RACES
  07/01/2000 US President - D Primaries Lost 0.01% (-75.79%)
  07/01/2000 US President - R Primaries Lost 0.89% (-61.11%)
  03/07/2000 CA US President - I Primary Lost 0.29% (-37.74%)
  02/29/2000 WA US President - I Primary Lost 0.65% (-39.43%)
  02/01/2000 NH US Vice President - R Primary Lost 5.19% (-27.15%)
  02/01/2000 NH US Vice President - D Primary Lost 0.43% (-44.74%)
  07/07/1996 US President - R Primaries Lost 11.41% (-47.41%)
  07/01/1996 US President - D Primaries Lost 0.01% (-88.93%)
  03/26/1996 US President - LBT Primaries Lost 0.54% (-50.86%)
  03/26/1996 WA US President - I Primary Lost 6.44% (-44.65%)
  02/20/1996 NH US Vice President - R Primary Lost 4.91% (-20.89%)
  02/20/1996 NH US Vice President - D Primary Lost 0.66% (-90.35%)
ENDORSEMENTS
NY US Senate - R Primary - Jun 26, 2012 R Wendy Long
IN US Senate - R Primary - May 08, 2012 R Richard Mourdock
US President - R Primary - Jan 03, 2012 R Rick Perry
Proposition 106 - Arizona Health Insurance Reform Amendment - Nov 02, 2010 YES Yes
NY District 01 - R Primary - Sep 14, 2010 R Christopher Cox
NH US Senate - R Primary - Sep 14, 2010 R Ovide Lamontagne
NH District 1 - R Primary - Sep 14, 2010 R Rich Ashooh
FL US Senate - R Primary - Aug 24, 2010 R Marco Rubio
AZ US Senate - R Primary - Aug 24, 2010 R John McCain
CT US Senate - R Primary - Aug 10, 2010 R Peter Schiff
KS US Senate- R Primary - Aug 03, 2010 R Todd Tiahrt
NM Governor - R Primary - Jun 01, 2010 R Douglas W. Turner
KY US Senate - R Primary - May 18, 2010 R Rand Paul
NY District 23 - Special Election - Nov 03, 2009 R Douglas Hoffman
NJ Governor - R Primary - Jun 02, 2009 R Chris Christie
US President - R Primaries - Jun 03, 2008 R Rudy Giuliani
CA District 50 - Special Election - Apr 11, 2006 R Howard Kaloogian
GA US Senate - R Primary - Jul 20, 2004 R Herman Cain
PA US Senate - R Primary - Apr 27, 2004 R Pat Toomey
NJ Governor - R Primary - Jun 07, 2001 R Bret Schundler
TX District 14 - R Runoff - Apr 09, 1996 R Ron Paul
TX District 14 - R Primary - Mar 12, 1996 R Ron Paul