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 Malcolm Forbes

Malcolm Forbes

Birth
Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Death 24 Feb 1990 (aged 70)
Far Hills, Somerset County, New Jersey, USA
Burial Cremated, Specifically: Ashes buried on Lauthala Island
Memorial ID 7250831 · View Source
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Founder and publisher of Forbes magazine. He was born in Brooklyn, New York, and attended Princeton University. He ran for Governor of New Jersey in 1957 under the Republican nomination, but lost to Democrat Robert Meyner. He had entered the family publishing business after World War II, and became its publisher in 1964 after the death of his older brother Bruce. Forbes was famous for his extravagant lifestyle, which included motorcycles and hot air balloons. He set six world records in hot air ballooning, and was the first person to fly coast to coast in a single balloon. He was also instrumental in getting motorcycles to be allowed on the Garden State Parkway in New Jersey. He owned eight homes, including a house in Timberfield, NJ, to homes in Morocco, Normandy, and the island of Lauthala in Fiji. Forbes died in his sleep on February 24, 1990, at his home in New Jersey. His funeral, which was held in New York, was attended by two thousand people, including Forbes frequent companion Elizabeth Taylor, and former president Richard Nixon. He was cremated, and his ashes were buried on the island of Lauthala, under a marker which bore the epitaph WHILE ALIVE, HE LIVED. At the time of his death, his personal wealth was estimated to be between $400 million to $1.25 million. His son Malcolm Forbes Jr., better known as Steve Forbes, ran unsuccessfully for president in 1996. Forbes magazine is famous for its annual list of wealthy Americans. His family continues to run the magazine today.

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  • Added: 10 Mar 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7250831
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Malcolm Forbes (19 Aug 1919–24 Feb 1990), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7250831, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Cremated, who reports a Ashes buried on Lauthala Island.