Robert Lenzner

Business writer

Robert Lenzner is a former Contributing Editor for Forbes magazine and a former columnist for He joined Forbes as a Senior Editor in September 1992 and has also served as National Editor. His areas of expertise include Wall Street, investment banking, finance, the oil industry, corporate takeovers, insider trading and litigation. Prior to joining Forbes, Mr. Lenzner was a Columnist for the Boston Globe and the Dallas Morning News from 1990 to 1992. He was New York Correspondent for the Boston Globe from 1971 to 1982 and their New York Bureau Chief from 1983 to 1990. He was also a Correspondent for The Economist from 1973 to 1992. From 1969 to 1970 Mr. Lenzner was Manager of the Arbitrage Department at Oppenheimer & Co., and he was assistant to the partner in charge of trading and arbitrage at Goldman Sachs & Co. from 1962 to 1968. Mr. Lenzner has appeared on "Forbes on Fox," "Forbes on Radio," the BBC, CNN, CNBC and MSNBC. He can address Wall Street, the market, interest rates, white-collar crime, housing, the dollar and corporate governance. He is the author of The Great Getty, a biography of J. Paul Getty, which spent 13 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, rising to number three. His articles have also appeared in Barron's, Vanity Fair, the (London) Financial Times, the New York Observer and the Rocky Mountain News, among others. Mr. Lenzner has a B.A. (cum laude) from Harvard University and an M.B.A. from Columbia University. He also attended Oxford University from 1957 to 1958.