Peter Brimelow is a British American financial journalist, author, and founder of VDARE. Brimelow has been the editor of many publications, including Forbes, the Financial Post, and National Review. Outside financial circles, he is known for his writings on immigration policy and for hosting the website VDARE.com.
Brimelow founded the Center for American Unity in 1999 and served as its first president but is no longer affiliated with the organization. Brimelow is a paleoconservative.
Born in 1947 in Warrington, Cheshire, England, Brimelow studied at the University of Sussex and Stanford University Brimelow subsequently emigrated to Canada. After a brief stint as a securities analyst, he settled in Toronto, becoming a business writer and editor at the Financial Post and at Maclean's magazine. From 1978-80, he was an aide to senator Orrin Hatch in Washington D.C..
In 1980, he moved to New York, working mainly for Barron's and Fortune. Brimelow was senior editor of Forbes Magazine from 1986 to 2002. He was married to Maggy Laws Brimelow, a Canadian, until her death following an eight-year battle with breast cancer. He and his first wife had two children, a son and a daughter. He married Lydia Sullivan, a 22-year old Heritage Foundation intern, in 2007; they had their first child, Felicity Brimelow in August 2010. Their second child together, Karia Sybil Nancy Brimelow, was born on June 13, 2012.