Mr. Kiplinger is editor in chief of The Kiplinger Letter, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine and Kiplinger.com. The Letter, a weekly publication started in 1923, is the most widely read and longest-published business forecasting publication in the world.
Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, the first magazine in the field of personal money management, was founded in 1947 and today has a monthly circulation of more than 600,000. Kiplinger.com is a full-featured Web site with content and tools for helping people manage their money, as well as business forecasting content to help managers in their decision making.
In the late 1980s Mr. Kiplinger co-authored two best-selling forecast books which contradicted the prevailing pessimism of that time, accurately predicting that the United States would set the global pace for economic growth and technology leadership in the 1990s. In World Boom Ahead (1998), Mr. Kiplinger forecasted that the U.S. will continue to benefit from soaring productivity and surging trade with the expanding economies of Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe.
Mr. Kiplinger is a frequent guest on national radio and TV networks, including NPR, CNN, Fox and CNBC. He is an occasional commentator on “Marketplace,” the daily business report heard on public radio stations nationwide.
A graduate of Cornell University, Mr. Kiplinger did graduate study in international affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School of Princeton University.
He has long been active in a variety of civic affairs in the Washington area, centering on the performing arts, education and history.