Multimillionaire publisher of Forbes magazine. He promoted capitalism and was known for his lavish parties and investments.
He graduated from both the Lawrenceville School and Princeton University. He served in the New Jersey Senate from 1951 until 1957 and lost a bid for Governor of New Jersey.
He started another magazine, Egg, that was meant to focus on the New York nightlife.
His father B.C. Forbes was a financial journalist and author who actually founded Forbes magazine. His son Steve and daughter Moira continued the magazine after his death.
He gave a Harley Davidson to Elizabeth Taylor.