Richard Behar *

Richard Behar is the Contributing Editor, Investigations, for Forbes magazine, and is currently at work on a book about Bernie Madoff. He spent nine years with Fortune (1995-2004), preceded by six years at Time and six at Forbes. His work for magazines (as well as CNN) has garnered him 20 journalism awards - George Polk, Loeb, National Magazine, Worth Bingham, Daniel Pearl, Overseas Press Club, among others -- on subjects ranging from organized crime in Siberia to counterfeiting in China; from the Church of Scientology's cult of greed to corporate wrongdoing on Wall Street; from terrorism financing in Karachi to China's economic storming of Africa. He was included among the 100 top business journalists of the 20th century by The Journalist and Financial Reporter, and was named Business Journalist of the Year in London in 2001. Behar also received the Conscience-in-Media Award from the American Society of Journalists and Authors for "singular commitment to the highest principles of journalism at notable personal cost." In late 2004, Behar left Time, Inc. to focus on investigative books and to develop Project Klebnikov. He is a journalism graduate of New York University, where he has served on the advisory committee of the school's business journalism masters program.

* Richard Behar is the director of Project Klebnikov.

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