Chairman & Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Media
Mr. Forbes writes editorials for each issue of Forbes under the heading of "Fact and Comment." A widely respected economic prognosticator, he is the only writer to have won the highly prestigious Crystal Owl Award four times. The prize was formerly given by U.S. Steel Corporation to the financial journalist whose economic forecasts for the coming year proved most accurate.
Mr. Forbes is the author of: Freedom Manifesto: Why Free Markets are Moral and Big Government Isn't, co-authored by Elizabeth Ames (Crown Business, August 2012); How Capitalism Will Save Us: Why Free People and Free Markets Are the Best Answer in Today's Economy, co-authored by Elizabeth Ames (Crown Business, November 2009); and Power Ambition Glory: The Stunning Parallels between Great Leaders of the Ancient World and Today . . . and the Lessons You Can Learn, co-authored by John Prevas (Crown Business, June 2009). He also wrote: Flat Tax Revolution: Using a Postcard to Abolish the IRS (Regnery, 2005); and A New Birth of Freedom (Regnery, 1999), a book of bold ideas for the new millennium.
President, Income Securities Advisor and Editor, Forbes/Lehmann Income Securities Investor
Richard Lehmann is president and founder of the advisory firm of Income Securities Investor Inc. Richard is also the editor of the Forbes/Lehmann Income Securities Investor newsletter and the author of Income Investing Today. Richard is also a regular columnist for Forbes magazine. With more than 30 years of bond investing experience, Richard is a recognized expert on fixed-income securities, high-yield bonds, and bond defaults. He has taught finance and accounting in the MBA program at Barry University in Miami and has spoken at numerous investment seminars. Richard holds an MBA from Columbia University, is a CPA and a registered investment advisor.
President, Oberweis Asset Management and Editor, The Oberweis Report
Jim Oberweis is president of Oberweis Asset Management and Oberweis Securities, portfolio manager of The Oberweis Funds, editor of The Oberweis Report and a columnist for Forbes magazine. Jim earned an MBA from the University of Chicago and a B.S. in computer science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has been a featured guest on CNBC and Bloomberg and has authored a monthly growth stock column for Bloomberg. He has also provided market commentary for Investor's Business Daily, Reuters News and Smart Money magazine. He has been a director of Easter Seals, the Northern Illinois Food Bank and a trustee of the Compassion Foundation and continues to serve as a director of Oberweis Dairy.
Vice President and Investing Editor, Forbes Media
Matt Schifrin is the vice president and investing editor for Forbes Media. Matt has worked for Forbes for more than 25 years. He learned business journalism under Forbes' late great editor Jim Michaels. For the first 15 years of his career, he wrote mostly investigative feature stories, but now as an editor he is mostly responsible for investing and finance content in Forbes magazine and on Forbes.com. This includes its Intelligent Investing section and Financial Advisor Network.
Matt also runs Forbes Newsletter Group, which publishes more than 40 online investment letters, and its virtual event business, Forbes iConferences. Matt was also the founding editor of Forbes Best of the Web. Matt was the recipient of the Society of Business And Economic Writers 2011 Best In Business award and also received a MIN Best of the Web award for virtual events. Matt is a graduate of Cornell University. Matt is also the author of The Warren Buffetts Next Door, The World's Greatest Investor You've Never Heard of and What You Can Learn From Them. It was published in November 2010 by John Wiley & Sons. Matt writes the blog The Warren Buffetts Next Door on Forbes.com providing insights and advice from outstanding individual investors who are not only beating professional investors but also living better lives as a result.