B. C. Forbes

Bertie Charles Forbes ( born May 14, 1880May 6, 1954 ) was a Scottish- American journalist and author who founded Forbes Magazine.

Forbes was born in New Deer, Aberdeenshire. After studying at the University of Dundee Forbes in 1897 began working as a reporter and writer for the local newspaper in Dundee. 1901 drew Forbes to Johannesburg, South Africa, where he founded the Rand Daily Mail. Three years later, in 1904 Forbes emigrated to the United States, where he found a job at the Journal of Commerce as a journalist. He then moved to the newspaper publisher Hearst, where he worked as a columnist in 1911. 1914 he left Hearst and was employed at the newspaper New York American, where he worked until 1916. In 1917, Forbes founded the magazine Forbes magazine, which he headed until his death in 1954 in New York City. In recent years he has been here by Bruce Charles Forbes (1916-1964) and Malcolm Forbes (1919-1990), his two eldest sons supported. 1942 founded the Forbes Investors League. Forbes wrote several books during his life.

Works by Forbes (selection)

  • Finance, Business and the Business of Life, 1915
  • Men Who Are Making America, 1917
  • Forbes Epigrams, 1922
  • Men Who are Making the West, 1923
  • Automotive Giants of America, 1925
  • How to Get the Most Out of Business, 1927
  • 101 Unusual Experiences, 1952

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