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The biweekly Forbes magazine covers U.S. and global business and finance and is the flagship  publication of parent company Forbes. The North American edition of Forbes has a circulation of just under one million and Forbes also publishes several local-language editions abroad. The magazine is best-known for its signature annual list of America's wealthiest individuals.
Forbes is a U.S. publishing and media company. Its flagship publication is the biweekly Forbes magazine which covers U.S. and global business. The North American edition of Forbes has a circulation of just under one million and Forbes also publishes several local-language editions abroad. The magazine is best known for its signature annual list of America's wealthiest individuals.


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== Background ==
 
==Brief Background==
Forbes was founded in 1917 by [[B.C. Forbes]], then a respected Hearst newspaper columnist.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://ezinearticles.com/?Forbes-Magazine,-The-History&id=88697|name=Forbes Magazine, The History|org=EzineArticles.com|date=June 16, 2008}}</ref> The magazine has since become one of the world's premier business and finance publications with a readership of 900,000 in North America and 1.4 million around the world.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://64.233.167.104/search?q=cache:vf2DZjpDc0kJ:www.forbesinc.com/newsroom/releases/corporate/FGForbesAsiaFINAL.doc+Forbes+magazine+circulation&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=2&gl=us|name=Forbes Announces Closing Of Forbes Global And The Debut Of Forbes Asia|org=Forbes|date=June 17, 2008}}</ref> The average age of Forbes' (overwhelmingly male) readers is 43 and their average annual income is just over $88,000.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.echo-media.com/MediaDetail.asp?IDNumber=4519|name=Forbes Magazine|org=Echo Media|date=June 17, 2008}}</ref>  
 
Forbes was founded in 1917 by B.C. Forbes, then a respected Hearst newspaper columnist,<ref>{{cite web|url=http://ezinearticles.com/?Forbes-Magazine,-The-History&id=88697|name=Forbes Magazine, The History|org=EzineArticles.com|date=June 16, 2008}}</ref> and the magazine has since become one of the world's premier business and finance publications with a readership of 900,000 in North America and 1.4 million around the world.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://64.233.167.104/search?q=cache:vf2DZjpDc0kJ:www.forbesinc.com/newsroom/releases/corporate/FGForbesAsiaFINAL.doc+Forbes+magazine+circulation&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=2&gl=us|name=FORBES ANNOUNCES CLOSING OF FORBES GLOBAL AND THE DEBUT OF FORBES ASIA|org=Forbes|date=June 17, 2008}}</ref> The average age of Forbes' (overwhelmingly male) readers is 43 and their average annual income is just over $88,000.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.echo-media.com/MediaDetail.asp?IDNumber=4519|name=Forbes Magazine|org=Echo Media|date=June 17, 2008}}</ref>  


==Stiff Competition==
==Stiff Competition==
Forbes' circulation revenue for 2007 totalled $58.18 million (41st of all U.S. publications), marginally less than main competitors [[BusinessWeek]] ($62.07 million, 36th) and [[Barron's]] ($58.44 million, 40th).<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.magazine.org/circulation/circulation_trends_and_magazine_handbook/26646.cfm|name=Circulation Revenue for Top 100 ABC Magazines 2007|org=Magazine Publishers of America|date=June 17, 2008}}</ref> The North American edition of [[The Economist]] topped the competitors' list with $102.64 million, 19th overall.
Forbes' circulation revenue for 2007 totalled $58.18 million (41st of all U.S. publications), marginally less than main competitors [[BusinessWeek]] ($62.07 million, 36th) and [[Barron's]] ($58.44 million, 40th).<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.magazine.org/circulation/circulation_trends_and_magazine_handbook/26646.cfm|name=Circulation Revenue for Top 100 ABC Magazines 2007|org=Magazine Publishers of America|date=June 17, 2008}}</ref> The North American edition of [[The Economist]] topped the competitors' list with $102.64 million, 19th overall.


Forbes' main competitors in the weekly/biweekly business business and finance market are:
Forbes' main competitors in the weekly/biweekly business business and finance market are:
* [[BusinessWeek]]
* [[BusinessWeek]]
* [[Barron's]]
* [[Barron's]]
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==The Lists==
==The Lists==
 
Compiling lists on everything from America's Unhealthiest Commutes, to the World's Most Expensive Private Islands, has become a Forbes hallmark over recent years.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.forbes.com/lists|name=Lists|org=Forbes|date=June 17, 2008}}</ref> Best known of its lists is the eagerly-awaited annual Forbes 400 Richest Americans, but the lists also include America's 400 Best Big Companies, World's 2,000 Largest Companies and Asia's Fabulous 50 Companies. It also ranks America's most sinful cities, categorized by each of the seven deadly sins.
Compiling lists on everything from America's Unhealthiest Commutes to the World's Most Expensive Private Islands has become a Forbes hallmark over recent years.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.forbes.com/lists|name=Lists|org=Forbes|date=June 17, 2008}}</ref> Best known of its lists is the eagerly-awaited annual Forbes 400 Richest Americans, but the lists also include America's 400 Best Big Companies, World's 2,000 Largest Companies and Asia's Fabulous 50 Companies. It also ranks America's most sinful cities, categorized by each of the seven deadly sins.


==Latest News==
==Latest News==
 
The magazine recently lost the creator and writer of popular humorous blogsite "Fake Steve Jobs" (FSJ), Forbes editor [[Dan Lyons]]. Lyons jumped ship to Newsweek where he will develop new blogs and sites.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.thestandard.com/news/2008/06/13/lyons-fake-steve-jobs-leaves-forbes-newsweek|name=Fake Steve Jobs leaves Forbes for Newsweek|org=The Industry Standard|date=June 17, 2008}}</ref> Consequently, Forbes' FSJ blog<ref>{{cite web|url=http://fakesteve.blogspot.com/|name=Fake Steve Jobs|org=Forbes|date=June 17, 2008}}</ref> has recently featured some "guest bloggers" including a "Fake Jerry Yang" blog that brooded over bad smells emanating from elderly [[shareholder]] [[Carl Icahn]].
The magazine recently lost the creator and writer of popular humorous blogsite "Fake Steve Jobs" (FSJ), Forbes editor Dan Lyons. Lyons jumped ship to Newsweek where he will develop new blogs and sites.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.thestandard.com/news/2008/06/13/lyons-fake-steve-jobs-leaves-forbes-newsweek|name=Fake Steve Jobs leaves Forbes for Newsweek|org=The Industry Standard|date=June 17, 2008}}</ref> Consequently, Forbes' FSJ blog<ref>{{cite web|url=http://fakesteve.blogspot.com/|name=Fake Steve Jobs|org=Forbes|date=June 17, 2008}}</ref> has recently featured some "guest bloggers" including a "Fake Jerry Yang" blog that brooded over bad smells emanating from elderly shareholder Carl Icahn.


==Key People==
==Key People==
 
[[Image:SteveForbes.jpg|float|left]] Forbes magazine editor-in-chief [[Steve Forbes]] is also president and CEO of parent company Forbes and one of America's most influential people. During the 1990s he ran for the Repubican nomination for President twice (1996 and 2000) and was chairman of conservative political groups Americans for Hope, Growth and Opportunity and Empower America.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.forbes.com/fdc/bios/steveforbes.html|name=Steve Forbes|org=Forbes|date=June 17, 2007}}</ref> Forbes succeeded his legendary father, [[Malcolm Forbes]], at the helm of Forbes in 1990 and in 1999 authored the book "A New Birth of Freedom" (Regnery, 1999)<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.amazon.com/New-Birth-Freedom-Vision-America/dp/0895263203|name=A New Birth of Freedom: A Vision for America|org=Amazon.com|date=June 17, 2008}}</ref> to promote his ideas. Under President Ronald Reagan, Steve Forbes oversaw the operations of Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty and served as chairman of the Board of International Broadcasting (BIB) from 1985 until 1993. Forbes currently writes editorials for the magazine under the heading "Fact and Comment" and is a four-time winner of the unevenly-rated Crystal Owl Award for [[economic]] predictions.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/fortune_archive/1996/03/04/210049/index.htm|name=THAT HIGHLY PRESTIGIOUS CRYSTAL OWL AWARD|org=Fortune Magazine|date=June 17, 2008}}</ref>
Forbes magazine editor-in-chief Steve Forbes is also President and CEO of parent company Forbes and one of America's most influential people. During the 1990s he ran for the Repubican nomination for President twice (1996 and 2000) and was chairman of conservative political groups Americans for Hope, Growth and Opportunity and Empower America.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.forbes.com/fdc/bios/steveforbes.html|name=Steve Forbes|org=Forbes|date=June 17, 2007}}</ref> Forbes succeeded his legendary father, Malcolm, at the helm of Forbes in 1990 and in 1999 authored the book "A New Birth of Freedom" (Regnery, 1999)<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.amazon.com/New-Birth-Freedom-Vision-America/dp/0895263203|name=A New Birth of Freedom: A Vision for America|org=Amazon.com|date=June 17, 2008}}</ref> to promote his ideas. Forbes writes editorials for the magazine under the heading Fact and Comment and is a four-time winner of the unevenly-rated Crystal Owl Award for economic predictions.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/fortune_archive/1996/03/04/210049/index.htm|name=THAT HIGHLY PRESTIGIOUS CRYSTAL OWL AWARD|org=Fortune Magazine|date=June 17, 2008}}</ref>


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Forbes
Forbes.jpg
Founded 1917
Headquarters New York, NY
Key People Editor-in chief Steve Forbes
Products Forbes magazine, Forbes Asia, Forbes.com, Forbes Russia, Poland, Israel, Saudi Arabia, China, Korea and Japan
Website http://www.forbes.com/

Forbes is a U.S. publishing and media company. Its flagship publication is the biweekly Forbes magazine which covers U.S. and global business. The North American edition of Forbes has a circulation of just under one million and Forbes also publishes several local-language editions abroad. The magazine is best known for its signature annual list of America's wealthiest individuals.

Background[edit]

Forbes was founded in 1917 by B.C. Forbes, then a respected Hearst newspaper columnist.[1] The magazine has since become one of the world's premier business and finance publications with a readership of 900,000 in North America and 1.4 million around the world.[2] The average age of Forbes' (overwhelmingly male) readers is 43 and their average annual income is just over $88,000.[3]

Stiff Competition[edit]

Forbes' circulation revenue for 2007 totalled $58.18 million (41st of all U.S. publications), marginally less than main competitors BusinessWeek ($62.07 million, 36th) and Barron's ($58.44 million, 40th).[4] The North American edition of The Economist topped the competitors' list with $102.64 million, 19th overall.

Forbes' main competitors in the weekly/biweekly business business and finance market are:

The Lists[edit]

Compiling lists on everything from America's Unhealthiest Commutes, to the World's Most Expensive Private Islands, has become a Forbes hallmark over recent years.[5] Best known of its lists is the eagerly-awaited annual Forbes 400 Richest Americans, but the lists also include America's 400 Best Big Companies, World's 2,000 Largest Companies and Asia's Fabulous 50 Companies. It also ranks America's most sinful cities, categorized by each of the seven deadly sins.

Latest News[edit]

The magazine recently lost the creator and writer of popular humorous blogsite "Fake Steve Jobs" (FSJ), Forbes editor Dan Lyons. Lyons jumped ship to Newsweek where he will develop new blogs and sites.[6] Consequently, Forbes' FSJ blog[7] has recently featured some "guest bloggers" including a "Fake Jerry Yang" blog that brooded over bad smells emanating from elderly shareholder Carl Icahn.

Key People[edit]

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Forbes magazine editor-in-chief Steve Forbes is also president and CEO of parent company Forbes and one of America's most influential people. During the 1990s he ran for the Repubican nomination for President twice (1996 and 2000) and was chairman of conservative political groups Americans for Hope, Growth and Opportunity and Empower America.[8] Forbes succeeded his legendary father, Malcolm Forbes, at the helm of Forbes in 1990 and in 1999 authored the book "A New Birth of Freedom" (Regnery, 1999)[9] to promote his ideas. Under President Ronald Reagan, Steve Forbes oversaw the operations of Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty and served as chairman of the Board of International Broadcasting (BIB) from 1985 until 1993. Forbes currently writes editorials for the magazine under the heading "Fact and Comment" and is a four-time winner of the unevenly-rated Crystal Owl Award for economic predictions.[10]

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