Michael Ozanian

Michael Ozanian
Senior Editor
Forbes

Michael Ozanian likes to take lots and lots of numbers and turn them into proprietary concepts and multi-platform content. Three of his longstanding publishing creations: the valuations of sports teams, ranking actors and movie studios on bang for the buck (ROI) and the Forbes Fab 40 (the most valuable sports brands). His most recent idea was Names You Need To Know, which broadened his concept of list creation to include direct input from our audience. He also likes to take apart corporate balance sheets to measure earnings quality and have a passion for economics (his MBA thesis at Long Island University was an empirical study on the cause of inflation in which regression analysis showed a significant correlation between the general level of prices and the money supply). Besides being an Executive Editor at Forbes  he also have a gig as co-host and Managing Editor of the 3-time New York Emmy award winning Forbes SportsMoney on the YES Network and Fox Sports 1 with his buddies at YES, co-host Bob Lorenz and producer David Alfreds, both of whom have taught him a tremendous amount. He also regularly appears on Fox and CNBC to chat about the business, political and sports issues of the day. One of his favorite times is being a guest every few weeks on Larry Kudlow's radio show on WABC Saturday mornings. Larry has been a great mentor and friend. His brother in arms is Kurt Badenhausen, whom he has worked with for many years and knows more about sports numbers than anyone.