Malcolm Forbes

Businessperson, Politician

1919 – 1990

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Who was Malcolm Forbes?

Malcolm Stevenson Forbes was publisher of Forbes magazine, founded by his father B. C. Forbes. He was known as a promoter of capitalism and for extravagant spending on parties, travel, and his collection of homes, yachts, aircraft, and art.

Famous Quotes:

  • Few businessmen are capable of being in politics, they don't understand the democratic process, they have neither the tolerance or the depth it takes. Democracy isn't a business.
  • People who never get carried away should be.
  • When things are bad, we take comfort in the thought that they could always get worse. And when they are, we find hope in the thought that things are so bad they have to get better.
  • The biggest mistake people make in life is not trying to make a living at doing what they most enjoy.
  • Thinking well to be wise: planning well, wiser: doing well wisest and best of all.
  • If you have a job without aggravations, you don't have a job.
  • If you don't know what to do with many of the papers piled on your desk, stick a dozen colleagues initials on them and pass them along. When in doubt, route.
  • By the time we've made it, we've had it.
  • Let your children go if you want to keep them.
  • The purpose of education is to replace an empty mind with an open one

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Born
Aug 19, 1919
Brooklyn
Also known as
  • Malcolm S. Forbes
  • Malcolm Stevenson Forbes
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Nationality
  • United States of America
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Education
  • Princeton University
  • Lawrenceville School
Died
Feb 24, 1990
Far Hills

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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