News organizations and titles: Chairman, Goldhirsh Group Inc., 1970-present; founder, chairman and CEO, Inc. Magazine, 1979-present.
Legacy: His Inc. magazine, created for owners and managers of growing companies, filled a niche and got business editors everywhere thinking about small business as story material.
Journalistic Progeny: Numerous small business magazines as well as small business coverage in publications such as the WSJ, Fortune and Forbes.
Personal: Born March 22, 1940, in Brooklyn, N.Y. He is on the board of MIT's Technology Review and the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship to at-risk children.
Family: Mr. Goldhirsh's wife, Wendy, died in January 1999. He has two children, Benjamin and Elizabeth.
Awards: Named the nation's Outstanding Entrepreneur of the Year by the University of Southern California School of Business, 1984; recipient, Business News Luminary award from TJFR, 1990; recipient, the Henry Johnson Fisher Award from the Magazine Publishers of America, 1995.
Education: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, BS, 1961.
What he has said about himself or his publication: "From the start I said that Inc. would be about helping people who are on the rocky voyage from the garage to the fully managed organization. Once I had come up with the idea, Inc. took on an incredible importance for me. It was an opportunity to shed light on company builders for the rest of America to appreciate."
Home run stories or accomplishments: Within two years of launching Inc., the magazine was profitable. By 1995, circulation was 650,000. In 1981, Inc. published the first Inc. 500.
What he made news or headlines for: In 1970, he founded Sail Magazine, which was sold to Meredith Corp. in 1980. In 1981, he founded High Technology, which was sold in 1987 to Infotechnology Publishing Group. The magazine folded in 1990.In November 1986, Mr. Goldhirsh bought Dun's Review, America's oldest continuously published business magazine, and renamed it Business Month. It folded Oct. 31, 1990.