13 THE MALCOLM FORBES AWARD

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Clockwise: Steve Stecklow, Babak Dehghanpisheh and Yeganeh Torbati

Clockwise: Steve Stecklow, Babak Dehghanpisheh and Yeganeh Torbati

Award Date: 
2013
Award Name: 
13 The Malcom Forbes Award
Award Recipient: 
Steve Stecklow, Babak Dehghanpisheh, Yeganeh Torbati and Reuters staff
Award Recipient Affiliation: 
Reuters
Award Honored Work: 
Assets of the Ayatollah

The judges were impressed by Reuters’ ability to piece together how Iran’s top religious cleric, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, had amassed a financial empire worth $95 billion, rivaling the wealth of the late Shah. In a three-part series, Stecklow and colleagues drew a devastating portrait of how Khamenei had secured a position in nearly every sector of Iran’s economy through a little-known agency called Setad. Reuters took major risks in investigating the ayatollah. 

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