Financial guru Steve Forbes coming to WCU
WEST CHESTER » West Chester University’s Presidential Speaker Series welcomes publishing executive and financial guru Steve Forbes on Saturday, Oct. 20, at 8 p.m. in the Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall, Philips Memorial Building, 700 S. High Street, West Chester.
Forbes, 71, has a net worth of $470 million. He was twice a Republican candidate for president of the United States. Forbes is the son of longtime Forbes publisher Malcolm Forbes, and the grandson of that publication’s founder, B.C. Forbes.
Forbes’ book “Freedom Manifesto - Why free markets are moral and big government isn’t” has been a best-seller.
Forbes is the esteemed chairman and editor-inchief of Forbes Media, and an internationally respected authority in the world of economics and finance. He is one of the most sought-after speakers on economic issues, and is at the forefront of economic debates around the world. He will offer longstanding insights about corporate leadership, capitalism, and the free market.
Forbes’s visit is part of the university’s President’s Speaker Series, formerly known as the Philips Lecture Series. The Philips Lecture Series was originally funded through an endowment created by George Morris Philips, WCU’s president from 18811920.
According to Philips’s will, the endowment would be used for student scholarships and “for bringing to the college distinguished scientists, scholars, or statesmen.” The series is now funded through the WCU Foundation. Past speakers include Jane Pauley, Linda Ronstadt, Bob Woodward, Elie Wiesel, Maya Angelou, among many others.
Orchestra tickets are $27 and balcony tickets are $22. Visit www.wcupatix.com to reserve your ticket or call 610-436-2266.