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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Rave Reviews About Steve Forbes
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
  • The University of Texas at Tyler
  • Western Riverside Council of Governments
  • 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
Keynote - The Economy, Stocks, Taxes and Health Care-What's Next? | Commonwealth Club [full 1:06:51] 11/6/17 - Get Sharable Link
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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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<p>Steve Forbes' podcast offers powerful lessons amid turbulent times </p>

Steve Forbes' podcast offers powerful lessons amid turbulent times 

Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Media STEVE FORBES has added his own podcast to his impressive media portfolio. Entitled "What's Ahead," Forbes' podcast features his signature views on the intersection of society, economics and policy, all informed by his unique perspective as an avid student of history who twice ran for president and now helms one of the world’s most instantly recognizable media brands. The podcast also allows Forbes to engage the world’s top newsmakers, politicians and pioneers in business and economics in honest conversations meant to challenge traditional ways of thinking. Heralded by audience worldwide for his candid insights, substantive analysis, and ability to connect with any audience, Forbes' consistently receives rave reviews at every event, such as: "He was the BEST, as always. I would book him for every event if I could. He’s just a gracious, humble man. Our clients really enjoyed him and loved that he was roaming around during cocktail hour chatting. It makes my life so much easier when speakers are like him." (Willis Towers Watson); "Steve Forbes was fantastic!" (Western Riverside Council of Governments); "Throughout my professional and academic career – I have been fortunate to be able to invite “thought leaders” from across the field of business to speak on campus. There is no doubt in my mind Mr. Forbes is the top speaker I have ever brought to campus! Mr. Forbes exuded a high level of professionalism and thoughtfulness... He was more than generous with his time... Everyone who had an opportunity to hear him speak was impressed with his vast knowledge on a myriad of topics... People were simply captivated by his comments and stories!" (Florida Gulf Coast University)

<p>Steve Forbes, frequent contributor on Fox</p>

Steve Forbes, frequent contributor on Fox

As Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Media, and an internationally recognized in the worlds of economics, finance, and corporate leadership, STEVE FORBES is a fixture on Fox Business and Fox News channels. Heralded for his shrewd and useful insights on trade, health care, U.S.-China relations, taxes and more, Forbes is a business icon who is an internationally respected authority on all issues of economics, finance and politics. Forbes brings the same substantive and engaging commentary he's known for on air to each of his engagements. He offers audiences thought-provoking insights and riveting anecdotes that make each of his engagements a smash hit. Recently named one of the top 10 most influential libertarians by Newsmax, Forbes has recently been sought-out for events as varied as the Synergy Global Forum and WE Day. He consistently garners tweets of praise from audience-members such as: " was an honor to meet you today. Thank you for your time, knowledge and insights into the future" and "Turns out  is an excellent storyteller." Forbes receives similarly stellar reviews from event-planners such as: "Steve Forbes was absolutely fantastic!... 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" (Louisiana Association of Business and Industry)  

A sampling of his latest appearances:

5.14.2019  Steve Forbes in Capitalism VS. Socialism | Evening Edit

5.3.2019  Trump: Biden's comment on China is naive and dumb  |  After the Bell

2.6.2019  "Trump dominated the event" SOTU |  Mornings with Bartiromo

For more appearances, please visit this playlist.

<p>Steve Forbes sought-out for his insights on China and trade </p>

Steve Forbes sought-out for his insights on China and trade 

Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Media, STEVE FORBES has become a fixture on Fox News thanks to his shrewd and useful insights on trade, tariffs and China. Highlighting the impact of an escalating trade war on businesses and consumers alike, Forbes breaks down other ways to approach relations with China, illuminating a path forward. Forbes also recently penned a widely-shared New York Times op-ed on the topic, calling for President Trump to end tariffs.   A business icon and internationally respected authority on all issues of economics, finance and politics, Forbes brings the same substantive and engaging commentary to each of his engagements. He offers audiences thought-provoking insights and riveting anecdotes that make each of his engagements a smash hit. Recently named one of the top 10 most influential libertarians by Newsmax, Forbes has recently been sought-out for events as varied as Woodard's Scaling New Heights Conference and the Synergy Global Forum. He consistently garners tweets of praise from audience-members such as: " was an honor to meet you today. Thank you for your time, knowledge and insights into the future" and "Turns out is an excellent storyteller." Forbes receives similarly stellar reviews from event-planners such as: "Steve Forbes was absolutely fantastic!... 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" (Louisiana Association of Business and Industry)

<p>Steve Forbes addresses full house at an Illinois college</p>

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.

Steve’s newest project is the podcast “What’s Ahead,” where he engages the world’s top newsmakers, politicians and pioneers in business and economics in honest conversations meant to challenge traditional conventions as well as featuring Steve’s signature views on the intersection of society, economics and policy.

Steve helped create the recently released and highly acclaimed public television documentary, In Money We Trust?, which was produced under the auspices of Maryland Public television.  The film was inspired by the book he co-authored, Money: How the Destruction of the Dollar Threatens the Global Economy – and What We Can Do About It.

Steve’s latest 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).

Steve writes editorials for each issue of 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, Steve 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. Steve continues to energetically promote this agenda.