Steve Forbes

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  • Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Media
  • Expert on the Global Economy, Monetary Policy and Politics
  • Bestselling Author

Steve Forbes is Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Media, and an internationally respected authority in the worlds of economics, finance, and corporate leadership. With the economy at the forefront of conversation on a global level, Mr. Forbes offers long-standing insights that capitalism, free markets, and a flat tax are essential to a healthy economy. This is a message Mr. Forbes has been delivering as editor of one of the world’s most successful business magazines for decades, and he continues to be one of the most sought-after speakers on this and other economic issues leading the economic debates around the world.

 

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Steve Forbes was absolutely fantastic! His remarks on the interface of economics and politics were well received by the leaders of state government and the state’s business community who were present. We had a sell out for the event and that was due in large part to the popularity of Steve as our Annual Meeting speaker. I would highly recommend Steve to any group looking for a speaker that will be a draw and will give a most informative presentation.

A Sample of the Groups That Have Hosted Steve Forbes
  • Bryant University Northeast Entrepreneurship Conference
  • Americans for Prosperity
  • Willis Towers Watson
  • Lutgert College of Business, Florida Gulf Coast University
  • World Health Care Congress
  • Salem Communications Holding Company
  • Newsmax
  • Koinonia Homes
  • American Bakers Association
  • Ultimate Software
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An Evening of Insights with Steve Forbes

Event planners who invite Steve Forbes to their events report that audiences are amazed by both his command of a wide range of economic and political issues, and his likability and affability, especially appreciated in the current contentious political discussion.  Mr. Forbes has been speaking clear ...

Event planners who invite Steve Forbes to their events report that audiences are amazed by both his command of a wide range of economic and political issues, and his likability and affability, especially appreciated in the current contentious political discussion.  Mr. Forbes has been speaking clearly about America’s future success in the global economy for years, using his platform as the CEO of Forbes Media but also as a two time Presidential candidate.  He is an expert on monetary issues, capitalism, taxes and personally knows the players in Washington.  His insights and stories make him an audience favorite speech after speech.

Navigating the Economy for Business Growth and Success

Steve Forbes continues to lead the most successful business news magazine in America. Throughout his tenure, his keen ability to provide economic insights on the bigissues of the day has been trusted by business leaders around the world. Mr. Forbes addresses the current economic situation and provid ...

Steve Forbes continues to lead the most successful business news magazine in America. Throughout his tenure, his keen ability to provide economic insights on the big issues of the day has been trusted by business leaders around the world. Mr. Forbes addresses the current economic situation and provides insights and strategic advice for business growth and success.

Leadership Lessons: The Stunning Parallels between
Great Leaders of the Ancient World and Today’s Top Business Leaders

Times and circumstances change but principles and human nature do not. Based on his book, Power Ambition Glory, Steve Forbes provides six intriguing lessons from comparisons between great leaders of the ancient world and contemporary business leaders. What do Cyrus the Great and Jack Welch have in c ...

Times and circumstances change but principles and human nature do not. Based on his book, Power Ambition Glory, Steve Forbes provides six intriguing lessons from comparisons between great leaders of the ancient world and contemporary business leaders. What do Cyrus the Great and Jack Welch have in common? What do great leaders know that allowed Serge Brin and Larry Page of Google to challenge and best two formidable competitors, Microsoft and Yahoo? Julius Caesar was blinded to the dangers that eventually did him in, as surely as greed blinded Wall Street. In this illuminating and entertaining talk, Steve Forbes provides the lessons that will make or break businesses right now by exploring the remarkable similarities between those who directed the empires of the ancient world and many of today's corporate and political leadership.

The Flat Tax Revolution

In his presentation on the Flat Tax Revolution, Steve Forbes calls for substantial reforms to America's fundamental economic systems as they operate today. He argues that Countries increasingly recognize that if they don't adopt the flat tax, they will lose jobs, capital and their own ambitious entr ...

In his presentation on the Flat Tax Revolution, Steve Forbes calls for substantial reforms to America's fundamental economic systems as they operate today. He argues that "Countries increasingly recognize that if they don't adopt the flat tax, they will lose jobs, capital and their own ambitious entrepreneurs to more growth friendly nations." A simple flat tax, in his view, will slash tax rates and spur economic growth. In his remarks, he will discuss a myriad of Flat Tax benefits through the lens of the current economic landscape and forecast, including: how a simple 17 percent flat tax will save citizens time, money, and worry; why the Flat Tax will eliminate the IRS and its bureaucrats; why the Flat Tax will create jobs, and bring back ones we have lost overseas; how other countries are already reaping the benefits of a flat tax system; how the flat tax will stop special interests getting tax breaks at the expense of citizens; and what you can do to make the Flat Tax a reality. As Mr. Forbes explains, the Flat Tax is not a partisan issue—it is a taxpayer issue that affects all Americans.

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What does "America First" mean for TRADE and TAX POLICY?  These HWA speakers know the decisions facing CEOs and Congress, and the impact on American workers, our foreign policy and the economy as a whole.  

STEVE FORBES: CEO of Forbes media, champion of tax reform and former U.S. Presidential candidate

MAX BAUCUS: Trade expert, Ambassador to China (2014 - 2017) & Chair of Senate Finance Committee (2007 - 2014)

LAWRENCE SUMMERS: Secretary of the Treasury and Director White House Council of Economic Advisors

ALAN KRUEGER: Jobs expert, Chairman White House Council of Economic Advisors, Chief Economist of the U.S. Treasury

JULIA GILLARD: Prime Minister of Australia (2010- 2013) and expert on trade in the Asian-Pacific region

ED BALLS: Chief Economic Advisor to the UK Treasury (2010 - 2015) 

PAUL TUCKER: Deputy Governor of the Bank of England (2009 - 2013)

FELIPE CALDERON: President of Mexico (2006 - 2012) and NAFTA expert

VICENTE FOX: President of Mexico (200 - 2006) and NAFTA expert

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Trade, Taxes, and Tariffs in the Trump Administration & What it Means for Business

What is the Trump Administration setting in motion in terms of trade deals, tax reform, and tariffs and what does it mean for business? These HWA Speakers are today's top minds on the subject, many of whom have advised Presidents and enacted trade policy.

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<p>Steve Forbes celebrates <em>Forbes</em> Magazine's 100th Anniversary </p>

Steve Forbes celebrates Forbes Magazine's 100th Anniversary 

Forbes Media CEO STEVE FORBES celebrated his magazine's 100th anniversary at the prestigious Forbes Global CEO Conference in Hong Kong. Focusing on the theme "The Next Century," Forbes was among the conference's keynotes, and appeared in numerous sessions that illuminated what the future holds, touching on everything from the impacts of upcoming global elections, to the volatility of the dollar and security concerns around North Korea. Named one of the top 10 most influential libertarians by Newsmax, Forbes remains a leading voice on the economy, frequently sought-out for his shrewd, no-holds-barred analysis on everything from tax reform to healthcare policy. Selected to speak at the Freedom Fest, Forbes sat down for an in-depth interview to provide insights into the economy, frank commentary on the shortcomings of the GOP agenda, and to celebrate 100 years of Forbes. "We don't see business as evil," Forbes said. "We see it as a noble undertaking... In 2117, we'll be infinitely better off."  

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<p>Steve Forbes delivers dynamic and timely back-to-back speeches</p>

Steve Forbes delivers dynamic and timely back-to-back speeches

Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Media, STEVE FORBES is in-demand on campuses nationwide for his engaging and informative speeches that decode the most pressing policy issues. First, addressing  students and faculty at Virginia Tech, Forbes drew a “full house.” Days later, he riveted students at the University of Pennsylvania in a discussion focused on three crucial issues: health care, monetary policy, and taxation.  Offering razor-sharp insights into ongoing policy debates and what to expect from the current administration, Forbes followed his candid remarks with an engaging Q&A.

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Steve Forbes addresses full house at an Illinois college

Media mogul and business expert STEVE FORBES addressed a packed concert hall of hundreds of students at North Central College recently, discussing the market, policy, and how Forbes Media stays relevant in a shifting media landscape. As Forbes told the rapt audience, “What is your mission? If you remind yourself what it is you’re trying to do, and you don’t get quite as hung up, if the means to achieve that purpose change as ours did drastically.” Following the event Forbes answered student questions, as attendees tweeted about the packed auditorium. As the college’s Student Government Association President said, “Mr. Forbes brings a wealth of knowledge that spans across the business world, politics and journalism.”  The engagement generated much attention from local news, including a video clip

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Biography

Steve Forbes is Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Media, the technology driven global media and branding company.

Forbes.com has become one of the world's  most influential websites, with nearly 60 million unique visitors a month.

The company's  flagship publication, Forbes, is the nation's leading business magazine, with a readership of 6.2 million in the U.S.. The company's 38 local editions around the world, including Forbes Asia, together have a circulation of almost 1.2 million.

Mr. Forbes writes editorials for Forbes under the heading of "Fact and Comment." A widely respected economic prognosticator, he is the only writer to have won the highly prestigious Crystal Owl Award four times. The prize was formerly given by U.S. Steel 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 continues to energetically promote this agenda.

Mr. Forbes' most recent book is Reviving America: How Repealing Obamacare, Replacing the Tax Code and Reforming the Fed will Restore Hope and Prosperity, co-authored by Elizabeth Ames (McGraw-Hill  Professional).

His other books include Money: How the Destruction of the Dollar Threatens the Global Economy - and What We Can Do About It, co-authored by Elizabeth Ames (McGraw-Hill Professional); Freedom Manifesto: Why Free Markets are Moral and Big Government lsn't, co­ authored by Elizabeth  Ames (Crown Business, August 2012);  How Capitalism Will Save Us: Why Free People and Free Markets Are the Best Answer in Today's Economy, co-authored by Elizabeth Ames (Crown Business, November 2009); and  Power Ambition Glory: The Stunning Parallels between Great Leaders of the Ancient World and Today ... and the lessons You Can Learn, co-authored by John Prevas (Crown Business, June 2009). He also wrote: Flat Tax Revolution: Using a Postcard to Abolish the IRS (Regnery, 2005); and  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 operations 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 George H. W. Bush and served until 1993.

Mr. Forbes serves on the boards of The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and the Heritage Foundation. He is on the Board of Overseers of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. He previously served on the Board of Trustees of Princeton University for ten years.

Steve Forbes was born on July 18, 1947, in Morristown, New Jersey.  He received a B.A. in history from Princeton in 1970.