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Date of Birth 18 July 1947Morristown, New Jersey, USA
Birth NameMalcolm Stevenson Forbes Jr.
Nickname Krugerrand Boy

Mini Bio (1)

Steve Forbes was born on July 18, 1947 in Morristown, New Jersey, USA as Malcolm Stevenson Forbes Jr. He is an actor, known for Forbes on Fox (2000), An Inconvenient Tax (2011) and Mile High: How to Win... and Lose... the White House (2009). He has been married to Sabina Beekman since June 19, 1971. They have five children.

Spouse (1)

Sabina Beekman (19 June 1971 - present) (5 children)

Trivia (13)

Owns a yacht named Highlander.
Editor-in-chief of Forbes magazine.
Brother of Tim Forbes.
Father of Catherine Forbes, Sabina Forbes and Moira Forbes.
Forbes Media Chairman and CEO.
Presidential candidate in 1996 and 2000.
Had back surgery [June 2010].
Release of his book, "How Capitalism Will Save Us: Why Free People and Free Markets are the Best Answer in Today's Economy", by Steve with Elizabeth Ames. [November 2009]
Release of his book, "Power, Ambition, Glory". [2009]
Release of his book, "Flat Tax Revolution: Using a Postcard to Abolish the IRS". [2005]
Daughter Biz Forbes has been a contributor on the Fox News Channel and has represented the Ford Motor Company on television.
Daughter Moira Forbes hosts web series: "Success with Moira Forbes" and has appeared on CBS This Morning, The Insider, CNN, BBC, and Fox.

Personal Quotes (21)

And it would be fair. Everyone will pay the same tax and it will eliminate tax cheaters and corporate shenanigans.
Our failure to properly deal with Germany and Japan early cost the world dearly later on. We dare not make the same mistake with China.
Obviously, things can get derailed, particularly if, which looks more and more likely, you get a blow-up between Israel and Iran. I think that's a very real probability now. But barring some real blow-up, the U.S. economy will grow, after a slow first quarter, about 3, 3.5 percent this year, far better than it was in 2011.
If a man breaks a pledge, the public ought to know it.
The phenomenon of home schooling is a wonderful example of the American can-do attitude. Growing numbers of parents have become disenchanted with government-run public schools. Many parents have simply taken matters into their own hands, literally.
One thing on psychology, which we've always known, is that every investor says they're long-term - and they are until the market takes a hit.
As our federal government has grown too large and too powerful, the real loss has been the freedom of people to govern their own lives and participate fully in the American dream.
No more turning a blind eye to Chinese spies in our nuclear labs. No more keeping silent about Chinese slave labor camps.
Today, the US spends less on defense as a percentage of our economy than we did at any time since he Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. For the world's only superpower, that is an invitation to very serious trouble.
I think the idea of trying to demonize Governor Romney's going to backfire. Their attempts so far have failed pretty outstandingly and I think at the end of the day, people are going to say, 'what was Obama's record?' Governor Romney's got pro-growth Reaganesque proposals on the table.
The real cure for what ails our health care system today is less government and more freedom.
Over time, there's a very close correlation between what happens to the dollar and what happens to the price of oil. When the dollar gets week, the price of oil, which, as you know, and other commodities are denominated in dollars, they go up. We saw it in the '70s, when the dollar was savagely weakened.
There is something fundamentally unfair about a government that takes away so much of people's money, power, and personal control while telling them that life will be better as a result.
What you do as president has consequences.
You don't change minds in Washington with sweet reason. You do it to the white light of public opinion.
The rise of China as a new power is another great challenge for the US. Our failure to properly handle Germany and Japan earlier in the 20th century cost us and the world dearly. We must not make this same mistake with China.
A promise made should be a promise kept.
We must guard against the overreaching hand of big government trying to take away our freedom. And we must always protect the environment in a manner consistent with our values.
People are not going to reelect Barack Obama. But will the new president govern as a real conservative? We're going to have to apply the heat to make sure.
There's plenty of juice to keep this economy going.
The Chinese government is quickly losing its ideological legitimacy, maintain its rule with force, but cannot draw strength from the ideology of Marx and Mao.

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