#60401 Overall Influence

B. C. Forbes

American journalist


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From Wikipedia

Bertie Charles Forbes was a Scottish-American financial journalist and author who founded Forbes magazine.Life and career Forbes was born in New Deer, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, the son of Agnes and Robert Forbes, a storekeeper and tailor at Whitehill, one of their ten children. After studying at University College, Dundee , in 1897 Forbes worked as a reporter and editorial writer with a local newspaper until 1901 when he moved to Johannesburg, South Africa, where he worked on the Rand Daily Mail under its first editor, Edgar Wallace. He emigrated to New York City in the United States in 1904 where he was employed as a writer and financial editor at the Journal of Commerce before joining the Hearst chain of newspapers as a syndicated columnist in 1911. He left Hearst after two years to become the business and financial editor at the New York American where he remained until 1916.

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University of St Andrews

University in St Andrews, Fife, Scotland

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