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Overview (2)

Born in New York City, New York, USA
Died in Far Hills, New Jersey, USA  (heart failure)

Mini Bio (1)

Malcolm S. Forbes was born on August 19, 1919 in New York City, New York, USA. He was a writer and actor, known for Some Call It Greed (1977), The Lions of Capitalism (1977) and Biography (1987). He was married to Roberta Remsen Laidlaw. He died on February 24, 1990 in Far Hills, New Jersey, USA.

Spouse (1)

Roberta Remsen Laidlaw (21 September 1945 - 1985) (divorced) (5 children)

Trivia (10)

Volunteered his private 747 to deliver emergency supplies during natural disasters around the world.
Was close to Elizabeth Taylor shortly before his death. Among the gifts he gave her was a Harley-Davidson motorcycle with a purple fuel tank.
Was the first man to pilot a hot air balloon over the Great Wall of China.
Founder and publisher of Forbes Magazine, a resource of financial and investment reporting.
The Communist press of the Soviet Union and the People's Republic of China both derided Forbes as "a tool of the capitalists". He would later promote his magazine as a "Capitalist Tool", name his private 747 "Capitalist Tool", and form a motorcycle club called "The Capitalist Tools".
An avid motorcyclist, he owned several Harley-Davidsons.
Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume Two, 1986-1990, pages 298-300. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1999.
Made his son Timothy take a bagpipe lesson every Sunday, before he would give the boy his allowance. This was to instill the idea of doing what he had to do before getting paid.
Elected to the New Jersey Hall of Fame in 2007 for his services to business enterprise (inaugural election). Official induction ceremonies held in May 2008.
Father of Steve Forbes and Tim Forbes.

Personal Quotes (4)

I made my money the old fashioned way. I was very nice to a wealthy relative right before he died.
Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
Ability will never catch up with the demand for it.
There is never enough time, unless you're serving it.

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