Speaker's Biography:

Steve Forbes
Chairman and Editor-in-Chief, Forbes Media

Steve Forbes is chairman and editor-in-chief of Forbes Media. Under his leadership, the company has launched numerous publications and businesses, including ForbesLife, ForbesLife Executive Woman, Forbes Asia and foreign-language editions of the magazine. It also publishes a number of investment newsletters. Forbes writes monthly editorials for the magazine and Forbes.com, which attracts more than 25 million unique monthly visitors. The company is active in new media, with Investopedia.com, an online portal for investor education, as well as RealClearPolitics.com, RealClearMarkets.com and RealClearSports.com among its properties. A candidate for the Republican presidential nomination in 1996 and 2000, Forbes serves on the boards of The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation & Library, The Heritage Foundation, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Pepperdine University's School of Public Policy. He is the author of several books, most recently "How Capitalism Will Save Us." Forbes holds a bachelor's degree from Princeton University.