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Steve Forbes

Steve Forbes

Forbes Media

Chairman and Editor-in-Chief

Steve Forbes is chairman and editor-in-chief of Forbes Media. The company's flagship publication, Forbes, is the nation's leading business magazine, with a circulation of more than 900,000. Forbes combined with Forbes Asia, Forbes Europe, and the company's licensee editions together reach a worldwide audience of more than five million readers. Forbes.com has become one of the world's most influential Web sites, with more than 60 million unique visitors a month. Mr. Forbes writes editorials for 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. He is the author of Reviving America: How Repealing Obamacare, Replacing the Tax Code, and Reforming The Fed will Restore Hope and Prosperity, co-authored by Elizabeth Ames, Money: How the Destruction of the Dollar Threatens the Global Economy--and What We Can Do About It, How Capitalism Will Save Us: Why Free People and Free Markets Are the Best Answer in Today's Economy, co-authored by Elizabeth Ames; 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. He also wrote: Flat Tax Revolution: Using a Postcard to Abolish the IRS; and A New Birth of Freedom, a book of bold ideas for the new millennium. Mr. Forbes serves on the boards of The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation, the Heritage Foundation, and The Foundation for the Defense of Democracies.

Rich Karlgaard

Rich Karlgaard

Forbes

Editor-at-Large

Rich Karlgaard is editor-at-large and global futurist at Forbes, one of the world's most popular business and financial magazines, reaching 80 million people per month. In every issue of Forbes, he writes a column about technology, entrepreneurship, regional and economical development, and the future of business and work called "Innovation Rules." Mr. Karlgaard also lectures on these subjects and is a regular guest on the FOX News Channel's Forbes on Fox. He is the author of Life 2.0 How People Across America Are Transforming Their Lives by Finding the Where of Their Happiness and The Soft Edge: Where Great Companies Find Lasting Success. His latest book is Team Genius: The New Science of High-Performing Organizations. Mr. Karlgaard joined Forbes in 1992 and started Forbes ASAP, a technology magazine, along with Forbes chairman and editor-in-chief, Steve Forbes, and the futurist and writer, George Gilder. He has co-founded two companies, Garage Technology Ventures and Upside magazine as well as a civic organization called the Churchill Club. For the latter, Mr. Karlgaard was a co-winner of an Ernst & Young "Northern California Entrepreneur of the Year" award. He is also on the board of directors at Forbes.com, Garage Technology Ventures, and Extend America. Mr. Karlgaard is a graduate of Stanford University.

Mark Mobius

Mark Mobius

Templeton Emerging Markets Group

Executive Chairman

Mark Mobius, PhD, executive chairman of Templeton Emerging Markets Group, has spent more than 40 years working in emerging markets all over the world. He joined Franklin Templeton in 1987 as president of the Templeton Emerging Markets Fund, Inc. He is the author of the following books: Trading with China, The Investor's Guide to Emerging Markets, Mobius on Emerging Markets, Passport to Profits, Equities - An Introduction to the Core Concepts, Mutual Funds - An Introduction to the Core Concept, Foreign Exchange - An Introduction to the Core Concepts, Bonds - An Introduction to the Core Concepts, Mark Mobius - An Illustrated Biography, and The Little Book of Emerging Markets. Dr. Mobius was named by Asiamoney magazine in 2006 as one of their "Top 100 Most Powerful and Influential People." Other awards include: "50 Most Influential People" by Bloomberg Markets Magazine, "2010 Africa Investor Index Series Awards" by African Investor, 1994 First in Business Money Manager of the Year" by CNBC, "Closed-End Fund Manager of the Year" in 1993 by Morningstar, and "Investment Trust Manager of the Year 1992" by Sunday Telegraph.

James Stack

James Stack

Stack Financial Management

President

Recognized by Barron's as one of the "Top 100 Independent Financial Advisors in the US," James Stack has been a popular speaker at MoneyShow conferences for more than 30 years. Credited with having warned investors of the impending housing bubble in 2005 and imminent bear market in August 2007, he told Orlando MoneyShow attendees in 2009--just four weeks before the March 9th bottom--to "prepare for the buying opportunity of a lifetime." Mr. Stack's track record and safety-first approach to investing have been described by Forbes as "more or less impervious to declines."

Mark Mills

Mark Mills

Cottonwood Venture Partners

Co-Founding Partner

Mark Mills, co-founding partner in Cottonwood Venture Partners, a boutique energy-tech venture fund, is also a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, and a faculty fellow at Northwestern University's engineering school. He writes a column for Forbes.com on the intersections of technologies and is published widely including frequently in The Wall Street Journal. He earlier co-founded and served as chairman and CTO of ICx Technologies, helping take it public in a 2007 IPO. He is co-author with Peter Huber of the book, The Bottomless Well, which rose to #1 in Amazon science. Earlier in his career, he worked in the White House Science Office under President Reagan and previously was an experimental physicist and development engineer in microprocessors, fiber optics, and optical detectors working at Canada's Bell Labs and RCA's Sarnoff Research Center.


Marilyn Cohen

Marilyn Cohen

Envision Capital Management, Inc.

President & CEO

Marilyn Cohen is one of the country's top bond managers. She began her financial career as a securities analyst at William O'Neil & Co., moved into bond brokerage at Cantor Fitzgerald, Inc., then founded Envision Capital Management 22 years ago. As Envision's CEO, Ms. Cohen and her company specialize in managing bond portfolios for individuals. During this same 22 years, she has written the bond column appearing in Forbes magazine. Ms. Cohen is the author of four books, most recently, The Little Bond eBooklet: Must-Knows About Your Bond Portfolio. She is a popular guest on CNBC, FOX Business News, PBS and each of the major broadcast networks. Her comments--stated in plain English--guide individuals through the inner workings of the bond market.

John Buckingham

John Buckingham

The Prudent Speculator

Editor

John Buckingham has been with Al Frank Asset Management, Inc., since 1987 and is the company's largest shareholder. He has served as the firm's director of Research since 1989 and chief portfolio manager since 1990. He's also editor of The Prudent Speculator newsletter, which has been the #1 ranked investment newsletter in terms of total return performance for the past 20 and 30 years according to the Hulbert Financial Digest (as of 12/31/16). He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Southern California in 1987 with a BS degree in computer science and a minor in business administration.


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