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Maggie Coen
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List of the most memorable Forbes Magazine covers, featuring the coolest photographs, sexiest celebrity shots, and most innovative designs ever to hit newsstands. These best Forbes covers span the entire history of the publication, and provide a good overview of the stories and issues Forbes has covered over the years. Iconic magazine covers capture images of historic and cultural landmarks that persist in the collective consciousness.

Forbes Magazine is a bi-weekly publication with the motto "The Capitalist Tool." Founded by financial columnist B.C. Forbes in 1917, the magazine was originally called Forbes: Devoted to Doers and Doings. It is well-known for its lists of rich Americans and billionaires, and the magazine covers wealthy individuals from CEOs to rap stars.

This list includes rare Forbes covers and hard-to-find classic Forbes covers as well as the most popular and famous Forbes magazine covers. The stars, politicians, athletes, and other famous and influential figures on magazine covers document major world events and news stories that have held public attention over the years.

Ever evolving fashion, technology, and societal trends influence the art and design of magazine covers, but Forbes also has a signature font, layout, and style that has come to represent the magazine as an institution. You won't a more comprehensive collection of Forbes magazine covers. Vote for the vintage Forbes magazine covers with the most attractive design, most memorable or important news stories, or that you best remember and recognize. Missing your favorite? Add it to the list!
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Britney Spears


Britney Spears is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Forbes Covers
Photo: via Imgur
Forbes - August 6, 2001

Also Ranked

#72 on The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like

#4 on The Sexiest Artists of All Time

#28 on The Best Current Female Singers

#99 on The Druggiest Rock Stars of All Time

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Bill Gates


Bill Gates is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Forbes Covers
Photo: via Twitter
Forbes - November 21, 2011

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#78 on Famous Men You'd Want to Have a Beer With

#37 on The Most Influential People of All Time

#87 on The Most Important Leaders in U.S. History

#23 on Celebrities Whose Assistant You'd Actually Want To Be

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Warren Buffett


Warren Buffett is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Forbes Covers
Photo: via Wikimedia
Forbes - January 1993

Also Ranked

#2 on The Most Irreplaceable CEOs in the World

#12 on The Most Influential CEOs of All Time

#6 on The Best At What They Do

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Taylor Swift


Taylor Swift is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Forbes Covers
Photo: via Twitter
Forbes - July 19, 2010

Also Ranked

#74 on The Most Beautiful Women In Hollywood

#45 on Famous Women You'd Want to Have a Beer With

#94 on The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like

#11 on Beautiful Young Actresses Under 30

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