Forbes Magazine, History

One of the most respected and important American publications of the last century is Forbes Magazine. Forbes Magazine was founded in 1917 by Scottish immigrants B.C. Forbes (who was, at the time, the leading columnist for the Hearst newspaper chain). Forbes was born in the Aberdeen shire in Scotland and moved from Johannesburg, South Africa to New York doing various editorials and writing shows just before he founded this pivotal business publication.

The History of The Forbes Family

Forbes is published bi-weekly and contains up to 60 original, concise-written articles on every subject evaluating everything from the company to the people who run it and have a political and pro-business slant. Some of the topics covered in every Forbes issue include articles on industry, finance, international business, marketing, law, taxes, science, technology, communications, investing, entrepreneurship, etc. More than 5 million readers worldwide (and seven local language editions) can attest to the longevity of this publication for the business world.

Coming to its 90th Birthday in 2007, the Forbes Empire remains one of the largest and most successful family businesses of its kind in the world. Steve Forbes, who was once the political candidate for president of the United States, is the Editor-in-Chief of the magazine and has a column on each and every issue called “Facts and Comments” which are quite popular among Forbes readers.

Thoughts and Reflections

Every year, Forbes publishes a list of the richest people and the greatest corporations on Earth (who also, by the way, subscribe to this most accomplished publication). Absolutely no major merger, ad campaign or lawsuit on the planet has escaped Forbes Magazine’s attention and the stories in every issue will always be clearly focused on the financial movers and innovators who are rocking everything in the business world. Forbes is also one of the best of the business periodics published today to find new investment ideas and is more investor-focused than any other business magazine. So, if you want to make sense of today’s highly volatile market, then read on and you’ll be just as enlightened as this industry’s most respected giant.