Bertie Charles Forbes ( May 14, 1880 – May 6, 1954) was a Scottish-born American financial journalist and author who founded Forbes magazine.
He founded Forbes magazine in 1917 and remained editor-in-chief until his death in New York City in 1954, though assisted in his later years by Bruce Charles Forbes (1916–1964) and Malcolm Stevenson Forbes (1919–1990), his two eldest sons.
Forbes is a privately held publishing and news media company. Its flagship publication is Forbes, oldest of the nation’s major business magazines.
In an industry increasingly dominated by public conglomerates, Forbes remains one of the largest and most successful family businesses of its kind. In recent years the company has expanded to include Forbes.com, Forbes Conference Group, Forbes Custom Media, and American Heritage.
Forbes magazine and international editions are read by more than five million people. In addition to the flagship magazine, the company produces Forbes.com, which claims to be the Web’s leading business site.
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