MALCOLM FORBES, American publisher was born (d. 1990); The publisher of Forbes magazine, founded by his father B.C. Forbes and today run by his son Steve Forbes. Malcolm Forbes was legendary for his lavish lifestyle, his private jet “Capitalist Tool,” ever larger “Highlander” yachts, huge art collection, substantial collection of motorbikes, his French Chateau, his collections of special shape hot air balloons and historical documents, as well as his opulent birthday parties and friendship with Elizabeth Taylor (the elite and none-too-subtle signal of being Gay).
Additionally in the mid 80’s he was a fixture at NYC’s famous Cat Club on Wednesday nights, supporting local musical talents, it was there that he mingled with everyone from socialites to the average person while all was treated equally. In addition to his fabulous collection of Faberge eggs, which he kept on display at the Forbes Fifth Avenue headquarters, he was known for his gift of “Purple Passion,” a Harley-Davidson, to actress Elizabeth Taylor. With the very mention of Liz, it should come as little surprise to any regular reader of this digest that after his death, it was reported that Forbes was “bisexual.”