Steve Forbes

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Announced the end of his presidential campaign on February 10, 2000 at a press conference in Washington, DC. 


Malcolm S. (Steve) Forbes, Republican, of Bedminister, New Jersey.
Current Announced his campaign for the presidency on March 16, 1999.
Career Honorary Chairman of Americans for Hope, Growth and Opportunity, a national issue advocacy organization he founded in August 1996.
CEO of Forbes Inc. and editor-in-chief of Forbes magazine; writer of the "Fact and Comment" column.
Sought the 1996 Republican presidential nomination, announcing his candidacy in September 1995 and winning the Delaware and Arizona primaries.
Served as chairman of the board of Empower America from December 1993 to June 1996 and continues as a director.
Succeeded his father, Malcolm S. Forbes, Sr., as CEO of Forbes Inc. in February 1990.
Appointed Chairman of the Board for International Broadcasting (the overseer of Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty) by President Reagan, and served from 1985-93.
 With Forbes Inc. since 1970.
Activities Serves on a number of boards.
Education Princeton, B.A. in History, 1970.  At Princeton was the founding editor of the student magazine Business Today.
Family Wife Sabina.  Five daughters.
Age 52 years old. Born July 18, 1947 in Morristown, New Jersey.

Katie Roiph. "Revenge of the Nerd." George, May 1999.

Ramesh Ponnuru. "Forbes ASAP." National Review, December 7, 1998. >

Dana Milbank. "The Conversion of Steve Forbes." The New Republic, April 27, 1998, p. 21-25.>

Fred Barnes. "The Forbes Factor: How An Unlikely Presidential Candidate has Gained Surprising Momentum." The Weekly Standard, October 13, 1997.

by Steve Forbes
A New Birth of Freedom--Regnery Publishing, Inc., August 1999.

The Moral Basis of a Free Society--Regnery Publishing, Inc., 1998 [This essay first appeared in Policy Review in Fall 1997]. >


Copyright 1998, 1999, 2000  Eric M. Appleman/Democracy in Action.