In addition to writing hundreds of stories for print and web outlets including Forbes, The Huffington Post and The Washington Post, Zack has appeared frequently on television and radio — both as an interviewer and as an interviewee. He has served as an expert source for news organizations from Bloomberg to NPR (click here to inquire about Zack’s availability), and has conducted his own video interviews of numerous industry leaders for AOL, Forbes and others. To see more of Zack’s video interviews, check out his YouTube channel and the sampling below.

The latest:


Zack travels to Morocco to investigate the Wu-Tang Clan’s secret album


Zack discusses the business of Michael Jackson on 60 Minutes (May 2013):


Zack talks about Jay-Z’s rise as a businessman on Bloomberg TV’s Game Changers (November 2010):


Zack conducts a one-on-one keynote interview with Sean “Diddy” Combs at SXSW (March 2014): 


Zack travels to Oklahoma to interview country star Toby Keith for his “Cowboy Capitalist” Forbes cover story (July 2013):


Zack interviews rising rap star Mac Miller about the business of indie hip-hop, the power of social media, and the future of music (December 2011):


Zack interviews international superstar Bruno Mars about his rise to the top, his switch from artist to producer back to artist, and how he couldn’t afford breakfast while writing the song “Billionaire”:



Zack talks about his Jay-Z book with Fanny Kiefer on Studio4 in Vancouver (April 2011) Video

Zack talks about his Jay-Z book on Urban Rush in Vancouver (April 2011) Video

Zack interviews Russell Simmons about books, business, and doing yoga with Diddy (January 2011) Video 1: Yoga | Video 2: Financial Services

Zack interviews fool-pitier Mr. T about the longterm financial benefits of buying gold (October 2010) Story | Video

Zack heads to New Jersey to uncover the thrills of license plate collecting (December 2008)
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Zack O'Malley Greenburg is a Forbes senior editor and author of the Jay Z biography Empire State of Mind and Michael Jackson, Inc. Zack covers the business of entertainment for Forbes, where he's investigated topics from pension fund scandals to Justin Bieber's venture capital career to the mechanics of Diddy's empire. His work has also appeared in the Washington Post, Billboard, Sports Illustrated, Vibe and McSweeney's; he's served as an expert source for BBC, NPR, MTV, VH1 and CBS's 60 Minutes, and as a speaker at SXSW, TEDx, Harvard and Yale (he graduated from the latter with a degree in American Studies). A recovering child actor, Zack played the title role in the film Lorenzo's Oil (1992). Full bio here.

Speaking Engagements

Zack is available for speaking engagements related to music, business and media, as well as his books, Empire State of Mind and Michael Jackson, Inc. To inquire about his availability, please click here.


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