The "Forbes Factor" with Forbes Riley

Meet Forbes Riley the 2.5 Billion Dollar woman! This amazing woman has worked tirelessly to be the woman behind billions of dollars in sales! Not only is she an amazing sales woman but she also has her own studio, is a keynote speaker, and a mother of a beautiful family.

Forbes grew up in Long Island, NY with loving parents and a younger sister. Her father was a inventor and a magician who gave Forbes the mindset that anything is possible! Although she did not grow up rich in wealth, their family was rich in love and respect for the family. But at eight years old, Forbes ran into a baseball bat. Since she sucked her thumb as a young child her two front teeth grew in different directions which led her to need braces. Fast food had just become big, so Forbes was overweight, at this age she had frizzy hair so she felt like she looked like this awkward little girl.

As she came closer to the end of her high school career her mother explained that they had no money to send Forbes to college. She had very little extra curricular activities due to the fact she visited her father in the hospital most days after school. At this point her mother explained that there was this beauty pageant that she could enter, and possibly win the money to go to college. At sixteen the braces came off, and Forbes father’s doctor felt so bad for their family he offered to fix her nose. As Forbes entered the room with three hundred other girls, she thought:

“I can do this! I can make my fathers life better!”

And she did! Forbes won that beauty pageant .

This was the start to her belief the if you can imagine, and believe you can do it, then you can do anything.

As she went to college, she was going to become a lawyer, except one man. Even though Forbes had won this pageant she wasn't as confident as she is today. This one professor believed in her though, and he believed in her so much that she actually changed her major, and ultimately the trajectory of her entire life.

As an actress Forbes has been on many T.V. shows, but she truly shined on the Home Shopping Network which would lead to her being the “2.5 billion dollar woman” But she never really got major parts, so she had to have a second job and out of Forbes own mouth, she was not a good waitress. She went to audition for a part that she didn't quite know what was, but as she walked in and saw a pen on a table she was given one instruction,

“Sell me this pen”

She looked at the camera and shared this amazing story of how her mother used to write her letters and how “a pen like this can touch someone's heart”

This is when the producer came from behind the camera grabbed her by the cheeks and said

“You are going to make me a lot of money.”

The main difference that Forbes understood was the benefits of that pen. As an entrepreneur Forbes gives the advice to know the benefits of your product or service, not the features. Because no one cares what your product does, but everyone cares what your product can do for them.

Once she found QVC she found her home, she could talk right to people, and see the numbers right there.

Now Forbes is the mother of two beautiful children, and in love with an amazing man! She is also the creator of an amazing fitness product that allows you to get fit, or get a good pump anywhere! Not only is she starting Forbes Fuel, she also created the Spion gym. She is living this amazing dream that she created through her vision.

Forbes is the type of woman that charges forward, makes her own rules, and is officially done playing small. She is out to change the world and she wants to start by helping you!

Life By Design had an amazing interview with Forbes, where she gave us so much advice and she would like to share that with you today!

One of our favorite pieces of advice is find a mentor or a coach, Forbes tells us that the ones that ask for help are often afraid of seeming dumb, or stupid but these are actually the smart people! Those who search for help, or someone that has been through it before! Smart people are the ones that know that they don’t know everything, and are open to the help from people that can lead them in the right direction.

Hey if Serena Williams has a tennis coach, we basically all have permission to get a coach (or a few) in our lives!

Another crowd favorite from Forbes Riley, is in life there will always be bad things that happen but it's how you react to them that really determine the outcome! If you need motivation, there is always someone there to help you, if you only ask!

The thing that Forbes want to make sure, you know “What have you Forbesed lately?”

To Forbes, “Forbesing” means what have you manifested negativity! You see no one says on their deathbed that they wish they spend another day in the office, but they wish they laughed more, spent more time with their partner, or had more freedom. So spend your time “Forbesing” your future, and building your dreams!

Forbes Riley


Forbes Riley: Celebrity TV host, author, motivational speaker and $2.5 Billion Dollar Sales Expert, Health & Fitness Guru

The Forbes Factor is YOUR formula for a Fun, Fit and Fabulous Life! Tune in for the latest in health, wealth & happiness with guest celebrities, experts, chefs, CEO’s, fitness stars and more. Unlock the secrets of balance, vitality, and exercise combined with a unique and inspired vision for creating wealth, both personally and professionally to experience ultimate happiness!

A happy life is enjoying your physical and mental health, mixed with a wealthy mindset and the blueprints to implement them in the world of business and entrepreneurship. Forbes shares secrets to her own healthy lifestyle combined with wealth building techniques that have generated millions - not only for her, but those she coaches and mentors. This unique and exciting show offers tips, tricks, insights and secrets from Forbes and Friends to help you truly build the life you’ve always dreamed of! Tune in Wednesday at 12 Noon Pacific on VoiceAmerica Influencers.

Written By: Kristen Crooks


Kristen Crooks is a personal assistant, ghostwriter, event planner, and speaker. She works closely with all their clients to truly understand their passions, tone, and ideas so their vision can unfold in front of their eyes. In a world that is increasing more digital Kristen hopes to bring her personal touch to each article, and event that she works on. While working with Stegela Success Mastery Kristen found her passion in writing and planning events for those around her. Starting out in Cosmetology and Barbering Kristen has always enjoyed the freedom that entrepreneurship allows but was not living her passion! Now Kristen focuses on helping others through amazing events, and making sure their stories are told, and heard! While events and ghostwriting are part of her passion, the true joy comes form helping people achieve their goals, and ultimately see others dreams unfold before their eyes.