Malcolm Stevenson "Steve" Forbes, Jr. (born July 18, 1947) is an American editor, publisher, and businessman. He is the son of longtime Forbes magazine publisher Malcolm Forbes and the grandson of that publication's founder, B.C. Forbes.
Steve Forbes is Forbes Media Chairman and CEO, and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes magazine, where his editorials appear as, "Fact and Comment."
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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. His latest books are: How Capitalism Will Save Us (November 2009); and Power Ambition Glory: The Stunning Parallels between Great Leaders of the Ancient World and Today . . . and the Lessons You Can Learn (June 2009), both by Crown Business. 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.