Education: BA in history from Princeton University, 1970.
Family: Wife, Sabina. Five daughters: twins Sabina and Roberta, 22; Catherine, 19; Moira, 16; and Elizabeth, 8.
Experience: Has written column for Forbes magazine since 1972; president and CEO of Forbes Inc., 1990 to present; chairman of the board of International Broadcasting, 1985-93; chairman of the board of directors for Empower America, 1993.
Net worth: Estimated to be more than $400 million, including $2 million annual income.