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Forbes is an American publishing and media company. Its flagship publication, Forbes magazine, is published bi-weekly. The name Forbes may refer to many things: Look up Forbes in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Image File history File links ForbesLogo. ... Image File history File links ForbesLogo. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2000x3008, 3038 KB) Summary Forbes Building (Forbes Magazine and American Heritage magazine) in New York City, on Fifth Avenue. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2000x3008, 3038 KB) Summary Forbes Building (Forbes Magazine and American Heritage magazine) in New York City, on Fifth Avenue. ... This article is concerned with the production of books, magazines, and other literary material (whether in printed or electronic formats). ...

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Company History

Forbes was founded in 1917 by Scottish immigrant B.C. Forbes, then the leading business columnist for Hearst newspapers. After his death in 1954 his son Bruce became president. Bruce died in 1964 and his brother Malcolm Stevenson Forbes (19171990) became Editor-in-Chief and Publisher. Bertie Charles Forbes (May 14, 1880 – May 6, 1954) was a financial journalist and author who founded Forbes Magazine. ... Several noted people have had the last name Hearst: William Randolph Hearst Patty Hearst William Hearst George Randolph Hearst Jr. ... 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ... Malcolm Stevenson Forbes (August 19, 1919 – February 24, 1990) was publisher of Forbes magazine, founded by his father B.C. Forbes and today run by his son Steve Forbes. ... Year 1917 (MCMXVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar (see: 1917 Julian calendar). ... MCMXC redirects here; for the Enigma album, see MCMXC a. ...


On Malcolm's death, his eldest son Malcolm Stevenson "Steve" Forbes Jr. (1947–) became President and Chief Executive of Forbes and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes magazine. The other officers of Forbes include Steve's brother Timothy C. Forbes, Chief Operating Officer, Robert L. Forbes Vice President and President of ForbesLife and Christopher Forbes Vice Chairman. In 2006, the brothers sold a reported 40% of the company to Elevation Partners, a private equity firm, and created a new company, Forbes Media LLC, to publish Forbes magazine, Forbes.com and other media properties. [1] [2]. Malcolm Stevenson Steve Forbes Jr. ... 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1947 calendar). ... Elevation Partners is a private equity firm which invests in intellectual property and media and entertainment companies. ...


Present day

Forbes is headquartered on Fifth Avenue in New York City. The current editor is William Baldwin; the current managing editor is Dennis Kneale; the publisher is Richard Karlgaard. Street sign at Fifth Avenue and East 57th street Fifth Avenue is a major thoroughfare in New York City. ... New York, NY redirects here. ... Rich Karlgaard is publisher of Forbes magazine. ...


Other publications

Apart from Forbes and its lifestyle supplement, ForbesLife, the other titles published include Forbes Asia and eight local language editions. The company also publishes American Heritage, American Heritage of Invention & Technology and American Legacy. Steve Forbes and his magazine's writers offer investment advice on the weekly Fox TV show Forbes on Fox and on Forbes On Radio. Other company groups include Forbes Conference Group, Forbes Investment Advisory Group and Forbes Custom Media. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... American Heritage of Invention and Technology is a quarterly magazine dedicated to the history of technological progress. ... The Fox News Channel (FNC) is a United States-based cable and satellite news channel. ...


Web site

David Churbuck founded Forbes.com in 1996. The site drew attention when it uncovered Stephen Glass' journalistic fraud in The New Republic in 1998, a scoop that gave credibility to internet journalism. A screenshot of the webpage that Glass had created to try to prove his claim that Jukt Micronics existed. ... Journalistic Fraud book cover Journalistic Fraud: How The New York Times Distorts the News and Why It Can No Longer Be Trusted is a book by Bob Kohn with a thesis similar to that of Bernard Goldbergs Bias. ... For other uses, see the New Republic disambiguation page. ... Journalism is a discipline of collecting, verifying, reporting and analyzing information gathered regarding current events, including trends, issues and people. ...


Forbes's Web site, Forbes.com, bills itself as "Home Page For The World's Business Leaders" and is the most widely visited business web site. It features in-depth coverage of current business and financial events. The current president and chief executive officer is James J. Spanfeller; the current editor is Paul Maidment; the current managing editor is Daniel Bigman. Forbes.com also publishes subscription investment newsletters, a luxury-vehicles site, ForbesAutos, a luxury travel site, ForbesTraveler, edited by G. Barry Golson, the former executive editor of Playboy and TV Guide and former editor-in-chief of Yahoo! Internet Life, and an online guide to web sites, Best Of The Web. The first issue of Playboy. ... Yahoo! Internet Life was a monthly magazine published by Ziff-Davis, which licensed the name from Yahoo!, a well known search engine website. ...


Lists

Forbes creates many lists under various topics, the most popular being perhaps the List of billionaires. Forbes magazine annually lists the worlds wealthiest individuals: The Worlds Billionaries. ...


Companies

The Forbes 500 is an annual listing of the top 500 American companies produced by Forbes Magazine. ... The Forbes Global 2000 is an annual ranking of the top 2000 corporations in the world by Forbes magazine. ... Market capitalization, often abbreviated to market cap, is a measurement of corporate size that refers to the current stock price times the number of outstanding shares. ... Revenue is a U.S. business term for the amount of money that a company earns from its activities in a given period, mostly from sales of products and/or services to customers. ... Income, generally defined, is the money that is received as a result of the normal business activities of an individual or a business. ... In business and accounting an asset is anything owned, whether in possession or by right to take possession, by a person or a group acting together, e. ... The Fortune Global 500 is a ranking of the top 500 corporations as measured by revenue. ...

People

In popular culture Forbes is perhaps best-known for its many periodic lists of net worth. As it often takes considerable detective work to determine the actual wealth of an individual, Forbes' figures are widely cited as nearly-definitive. Net worth (sometimes net assets) is the total assets minus total liabilities of an individual or company. ...

Executive Compensation is how top executives of business corporations are paid. ... The Forbes 400 or 400 Richest Americans (est. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Forbes magazine annually lists the worlds wealthiest individuals: The Worlds Billionaries. ... Forbes magazine annually lists the worlds wealthiest individuals - The Worlds Richest People. ... The following is data from the 2006 Forbes list of Billionaires. ... Forbes Fictional Fifteen is an article compiled by Michael Noer and Dan Ackman on September 2, 2002. ... Starting in 2004, Forbes magazine has made a list of the 100 most powerful women in the world. ... The Celebrity 100 is an annual list compiled and published by Forbes Magazine since 1999. ... China Celebrity 100 is a list published annually by Forbes China magazine, and is similar to Celebrity 100 also published by Forbes. ...

Places

  • Best Cities For Singles
  • Best Places For Business
  • Most Expensive Zip Codes
  • Most Expensive Rental Markets In The U.S.

Fidel Castro conflict

In 2005, Forbes listed Fidel Castro among the world's richest people, with an estimated net worth of $550 million USD. In the 2006 article "Fortunes Of Kings, Queens And Dictators", Forbes increased their estimate to $900 million USD. [4] The article notes that estimating net worth for government leaders is "more art than science", and points out that in the case of Castro the authors used a discounted cash flow method for several state-owned companies, and assumed a portion of that profit stream went to Castro. Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz (born on August 13, 1926) is the current President of Cuba but on indefinite medical hiatus. ...


Fidel Castro responded that he has a net worth of less than $1 USD, and challenged any one to prove that he has any money in overseas accounts. [5] Castro also stated that Forbes should place a bucket over their head. [6]


See also

// List of billionaires (2007) - World wide in U.S. dollars List of billionaires (2006) - World wide in U.S. dollars List of billionaires (2005) - World wide in U.S. dollars List of billionaires (2004) - World wide in U.S. dollars Forbes 400 Overclass Business oligarch, for New Russian billionaires List...

References

  1. ^ Forbes 'Forbes Announce Elevation Partners Investment in Family Held Company' - August 6th, 2006
  2. ^ Irish Independent, Media mogul Bono buys "rich list" - August 7th, 2006

External links

  • Official site
  • Forbes magazine
  • A complete listing of all of Forbes' lists .

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