Fortune magazine covers a wide range of topics related to business and economy including small business, retail, finance, leadership, careers and technology. It also covers high-end lifestyle stories that fall into the categories of executive travel and luxury. Additionally, Fortune features stories in the areas of automotive, energy and environment, and health. Its focus is both national and international.
Fortune magazine is well-known for its variety of annual rankings. Each year, the magazine ranks companies and executives around the world under various categories. These categories include the 50 best small and medium workplaces, business person of the year, best workplaces for diversity, the 25 best global workplaces, and 40 under 40. This latter category ranks the 40 most influential business people under the age of 40. Other lists detail the world's most powerful business women, the best companies for millenials to work for, the world's 50 greatest leaders, and the highest earning athletes, both nationally and internationally.
As well as publishing the magazine, Fortune also hosts a number of invitation-only conferences each year. These include "brainstorm" forums, which bring together the world's smartest investors, CEOs and other thought leaders to discuss ideas related to important and emerging issues in business and economy. Fortune was first published in February 1930 and has a circulation of approximately 800,000.