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Company typeSubsidiary
IndustryPrint media
Founded1920; 104 years ago (1920)
FounderW. M. Kiplinger
HeadquartersWashington, D.C., United States
ParentFuture plc

Kiplinger (/ˈkɪplɪŋər/ KIP-ling-ər) is an American publisher of business forecasts and personal finance advice that is a subsidiary of Future plc.

Kiplinger Washington Editors, Inc., was a closely held company managed for more than nine decades by three generations of the Kiplinger family,[1] until its sale in February 2019 to Dennis Publishing, a U.K.-based media company.[2]

In 2021, Future plc acquired Dennis Publishing and with it Kiplinger.


W. M. Kiplinger (1891–1967),[3] a former AP economics reporter, founded the eponymous Washington, D.C. company in 1920.[1] With his son Austin H. Kiplinger (1918–2015) he co-founded Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine in 1947.[citation needed] Grandson Knight A. Kiplinger continued the dynasty until the 2019 sale to Dennis Publishing.

In 2015, the company's former headquarters in D.C., the Editors Building, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[4]


Its best-known publications are The Kiplinger Letter, a weekly business and economic forecasting periodical for people in management, and the monthly Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine.

Kiplinger also provides custom publishing services to a variety of companies and associations.


  1. ^ a b Sam Roberts (November 23, 2015). "Austin Kiplinger, Co-Founder of a Personal Finance Magazine, Dies at 97". The New York Times.
  2. ^ "Dennis Publishing Buys Kiplinger". Folio. 2019-02-28. Retrieved 2019-08-16.
  3. ^ "W.M. Kiplinger Is Dead at 76; Created Capital News Letter; His Notes for Clients of Bank Crew Into Major Source of Data for Business". The New York Times. August 7, 1967. p. 29.
  4. ^ Williams, Kim (December 2014). "Editors Building Final Nomination" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved April 4, 2024.

Further reading[edit]

  • Wells, Rob. The Insider: How the Kiplinger Newsletter Bridged Washington and Wall Street (U of Massachusetts Press, 2022) online review of this book

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