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Forbes is an American media company focused on business, technology, and finance.


Forbes offers news and information in businesses, investing, technology, entrepreneurship, leadership, and affluent lifestyles. It is available both as a magazine and a website.Forbes currently employs around 11,000 people. The company estimates that it reaches around 150 million people through their various platforms (online, on social media, live and virtual events, video, and print).Forbes releases a monthly magazine as well as thirty-seven licensed local editions around the globe.Forbes also publishes ForbesWoman, Forbes Travel Guide, Forbes Asia, and Forbes Life. Forbes produces Forbes on Fox and on Forbes On Radio.Mike Federle has been CEO of Forbes since 2017.


Forbes was founded in 1917 by Bertie Charles (B.C.) Forbes, a Scottish immigrant and financial writer. The magazine struggled through the great depression. Malcom Forbes, B.C.'s son, joined the publication in 1945 and began to hire full-time writers and editors (previously Forbes was written by freelance writers).In 1961, James Micheals became an editor at Forbes, and became known for his "hard-hitting stories." Micheals remained with Forbes until 1999.

Forbes introduced its first special annual issue that ranked the 400 richest Americans in 1982 called "Forbes Richest 400" and referred to as "The Rich List".This list was the inspiration for other Forbes lists such as Forbes’ "30 Under 30." Forbes launched its website in 1996. Forbes Magazine launched the social networking app called "Stream" in 2014, in partnership with the app creation company Maz. The app gives readers access and the ability to share and save content from Forbes magazine and


February 10, 2022
Forbes raises a $200,000,000 series A round from Binance.
June 15, 2021
Forbes launches Forbes Demand Engine subscription service for marketing partners.
April 13, 2021
Forbes holds its third-annual Blockchain 50 Symposium.
Mike Federle becomes CEO of Forbes
January 6, 2014
Forbes announces the launch of their social networking app "Stream".
1996 is launched.
The first "Forbes Richest 400" list annual is released.
October 17, 1917
Forbes is founded by Bertie Charles (or "B.C") Forbes and his partner, Walter Drey, under the title "Doers and Doings" .

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Forbes Councils Inside Podcast

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Forbes Is The First Magazine To Launch Its Own Social Network With "Stream"

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January 6, 2014

How Forbes Creates The Billionaires List | Forbes


March 9, 2018


Scharon Harding
October 6, 2021
Ars Technica
Alexa can wait longer for you to speak before it stops listening.
Dominic Rushe
October 5, 2021
the Guardian
The Forbes 400 - who have each accumulated at least $2.9bn - added $4.5tn to their wealth
Samantha Leathers
October 5, 2021
FORBES released its 40th annual Forbes 400 list, detailing the wealthiest people in America and alongside some surprising additions and drops, it revealed that all 'rich list' members have also increased their wealth during the pandemic.
Jackie Annett
October 5, 2021
FACEBOOK founder Mark Zuckerberg's net worth fell a staggering $7billion (£5.1billion) overnight as his social media platforms suffered an outage that cost one of the world's richest men a fortune.
Jeff Bercovici
September 17, 2021
Los Angeles Times
Max Chafkin's biography, "The Contrarian: Peter Thiel and Silicon Valley's Pursuit of Power," sheds light on the secretive, problematic tech mogul.


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