THE BOOK OF LISTS: The 10 Top selling international business titles

1. Business Week

The McGraw Hill-owned weekly sells more than 5.3 million copies

worldwide and is behind one of the few remaining dotcom titles, ebiz.

Its big news from across the Pond was that it launched a weekly personal

finance programme, BusinessWeek TV.

2. Time Founded in 1923, Time is a stalwart on news-stands across the

globe. It has five editions across the globe and sells five million

copies every week. In 2001, its European edition sold more than 630,000


3. Newsweek

Newsweek's worldwide circulation is more than four million. This year,

Newsweek International hired a new editor, Fareed Zakaria, and

co-launched Newsweek Polska in Poland with Axel Springer.

4. Money AOL Time Warner's subtly named Money magazine is huge in the

US, with sales nudging an estimated two million. Earlier this year,

Money's website merged with to form

5. Fortune

Fortune sells more than one million copies, with 94,000 sales based in

Europe. In 2001, it snapped up the ailing Business 2.0 from Future,

which it relaunched in August.

6. Forbes

This fortnightly title sells more than one million copies, including

European and Asian sales. In the US, Forbes launched Forbes on Fox,

which became one of the highest-rated weekend TV shows on the Fox News


7. The Economist

2001 was a bright year for The Economist. It introduced colour and

European sales increased by 30 per cent. Issue sales also nudged one

million for the first time when the title reported on the 11 September

terrorist attacks.

8. Kiplinger's Personal Finance

This monthly personal finance magazine, published by Kiplinger

Washington Editors, sells more than one million copies in the US alone.

Its website,, is also a hit, enabling Americans to

calculate how much their kids' education will cripple them


9. Scientific American

Scientific American has ten global editions that sell more than one

million copies, such as Le Scienze in Italy. On home turf, it is the

biggest-selling title in Barnes & Noble behind Cosmopolitan.

10. Paris Match

In France, where good weekly news mags are as important as good coffee

and fine wine, Paris Match has the biggest fanbase. With a weekly

circulation of 630,000, it is streams ahead of rival Le Figaro Magazine.


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