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Steve Forbes is President and Chief Executive Officer of Forbes and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes magazine, and a member of the Board of Directors of FreedomWorks Foundation.
The company’s flagship publication, Forbes, is the nation’s leading business magazine, with a circulation of 900,000. Forbes combined with Forbes Asia and the company’s eight local-language editions together reach a worldwide audience of over five million readers.
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, and parental choice of schools for their children. Mr. Forbes continues to energetically promote this agenda.
Mr. Forbes is the author of Flat Tax Revolution: Using a Postcard to Abolish the IRS (2005). He also wrote A New Birth of Freedom (1999), a book of bold ideas for the new millennium.
Steve Forbes was born on July 18, 1947, in Morristown, New Jersey. He graduated cum laude in 1966 from Brooks School in North Andover, Massachusetts. 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.
In addition to FreedomWorks Foundation, Mr. Forbes serves on the boards of The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation, the Heritage Foundation and The Foundation for the Defense of Democracies. He is on the Board of Overseers of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and on the Board of Visitors for the School of Public Policy of Pepperdine University. He served on the Board of Trustees of Princeton University for ten years.
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 (Guatemala), Sacred Heart University, Centenary College, University of Rio Grande (Ohio), Pepperdine University, Lynn University, Lehigh University, New Hampshire College, Siena College, Universidad Espiritu Santo (Ecuador), Lincoln College, New Bulgarian University, Spring Arbor University, Seton Hill University, Raritan Valley Community College and Caldwell College.