Zack O'Malley Greenburg
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Zack O'Malley Greenburg

Zack O'Malley Greenburg has spent the past decade covering the business of media & entertainment, most recently as a Forbes senior editor. He’s authored four books; his latest, A-List Angels, was published in 2020 by Little, Brown. Previously, he penned 3 Kings, Michael Jackson, Inc. and the Jay-Z biography Empire State of Mind. Zack has also written for the New York Times, Washington Post, Vibe, Vanity Fair, Sports Illustrated, McSweeney's and the Library of Congress; he's been a source for BBC, NPR, and 60 Minutes, and a speaker at SXSW, CES, TEDx, Princeton and Harvard. At his first job, Zack played the title role in the 1992 film Lorenzo's Oil; he started his writing career at age 14 as video game reviewer for Boys’ Life. Zack graduated Yale in 2007 with an American Studies degree and joined Forbes, where he penned over 1,000 stories, including more than a dozen covers on subjects from Katy Perry to Richard Branson. His work spanned everything from hedge fund schemes to Wu-Tang Clan's secret album, pioneering Forbes’ hip-hop coverage and helping launch the 30 Under 30 franchise along the way. He lives in New York with his wife and cats.
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