Closeted Gay Financier with Money to Burn
His preference in gay porn was any video produced by Colt Studios. A reflection of this super-masculine and macho lifestyle was his penchant for motorcycles, especially Harleys. His other forms of private transportation were private yachts (see photo of Highlander V, below) and airplanes (his private Boeing 727 was named Capitalist Tool). He was one of the richest men in the world. His name was Malcolm Forbes.
Some described his lifestyle as “Medieval.” He was king, who married a queen to sire offspring, then went about having one promiscuous affair after the other. Only his affairs were always with men. No one ever recalled his talking about having sex with women.
Forbes was famous for making money, and he knew how to throw serious parties. He spent $2.5 million on his own 70th birthday party in Morocco; he chartered a Boeing 747, a DC-8 and a Concorde to fly in eight hundred of the world's rich and famous from New York and London. The guests included his friend and co-host Elizabeth Taylor, Gianni Agnelli, Robert Maxwell, Barbara Walters, Henry Kissinger, half a dozen US state governors, and the CEOs of scores of multinational corporations likely to advertise in his magazine. The party entertainment was on a grand scale, including 600 drummers, acrobats and dancers and a fantasia – a cavalry charge which ends with the firing of muskets into the air – by 300 Berber horsemen.
Malcolm Forbes bought this French chateau in Normandy in 1970. An early masterpiece by the architect François Mansart, the pink and grey chateau was built in 1626 for Jean de Choisy, chancellor to the brother of French king Louis XIII.