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Arthur Blank Named to Forbes List of The World’s 100 Greatest Living Business Minds

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NEW YORK (September 19, 2017) – Arthur Blank is featured in Forbes magazine’s special centennial issue, released today, as one of The World’s 100 Greatest Living Business Minds. In celebration of its 100th anniversary, Forbes magazine’s collector’s edition features essays, lessons and ideas for the next 100 years from today’s most influential business leaders around the world.

In developing the list of 100, Forbes sought people who had either created something with a lasting impact on the world or innovated in a way that transcends their given field. Other honorees featured on on Forbes’ 100 Greatest Living Business Minds list include: Warren Buffett, Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, Paul McCartney, Oprah, Donald Trump, Bono, Ted Turner, Jack Dorsey, Richard Branson, P. Diddy, Sheryl Sandberg, Rupert Murdoch, Prada, Shonda Rhimes, Armani, Michael Bloomberg and more.

“Our editorial team spent dozens of meetings over two years creating a list that speaks to a century of entrepreneurial capitalism,” said Forbes magazine editor Randall Lane. “These are the doers who have created, disrupted and innovated on a collectively historic scale."Honorees were required to actively participate in the project – all essays are original, wisdom from the list-makers themselves. The special Forbes issue showcases portraits by photographer Martin Schoeller.

Forbes magazine published its first issue on September 15, 1917.  Over the past century, Forbes has been exploring and recording pivotal moments in business with the goal of inspiring the doers to help change the world for the better.  Today, the company is leveraging technology to stay true to its mission of championing the entrepreneur as it continues to evolve from a traditional magazine publisher into a technology-driven media and branding business.

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