Last updated on: 12/6/2007 | Author: ProCon.org

Steve Forbes Biography

Title:
President and Chief Executive Officer of Forbes and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes magazine
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?"
Reasoning:

“Well, immigration –both the robust annual flow required to keep our economy growing and the 12 million illegal immigrants already in the country– is a fact of life in the U.S. today. And the only practical way to deal with these stubborn realities is with a comprehensive solution, one that includes border security, interior enforcement, a guest worker program and status for the illegal immigrants already here.”

“Enforcement Isn’t Enough,” The Wall Street Journal, Editorial Page, July 10, 2006

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Editor-in-Chief of Forbes magazine, 1990-2007
  • President and Chief Executive Officer of Forbes Inc., 1980-2007
  • Republican Candidate for the Presidency, 1996 and 2000 campaigns
  • Chairman of the bi-partisan Board for International Broadcasting (BIB), 1985-1993
  • Chairman of the Board of Directors of Empower America, 1993-1996
  • Boardmember of The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation, The American Enterprise Institute, the National Taxpayers Union, the Board of Overseers of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, the National Advisory Council for the Free Enterprise Foundation, FreedomWorks, and Freedom House
  • Board of Trustees of Princeton University
  • Honorary degrees from: Lycoming College, Jacksonville University, Heidelberg College, Iona College, Kean College, New York Institute of Technology, Lock Haven University, Westminster College, Francisco Marroquin University (Guatemala), Sacred Heart University, Centenary College, Pepperdine University, Lynn University, Lehigh University, New Hampshire College, Siena College, Universidad Espiritu Santo (Ecuador), Lincoln College, New Bulgarian University, Spring Arbor University, Seton Hill University, Raritan Valley Community College, and Caldwell College
Education:
  • BA, History, Princeton University, 1970
  • High School Diploma, Brooks School, 1966
Other:
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