Malcolm Forbes Biography

Publisher, Business Leader (1919–1990)
Publisher Malcolm Forbes was the son of B.C. Forbes, who founded Forbes magazine. Malcolm Forbes eventually worked his way up to becoming company president.


Malcolm Forbes was born on August 19, 1919, in Brooklyn, New York. After graduation, his father hired him at the Fairfield Times. In 1942, he launched the Lancaster Tribune. After WWII, he became a staff member at Forbes, eventually working his way up to president. In 1957, he ran for New Jersey governor, but lost. He continued to amass wealth until he died February 24, 1990, in Far Hills, New Jersey.

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