Circulation exceeded five hundred thousand in every issue in 1954, rose to six hundred thousand the following year, and climbed steadily through most of its history (to more than three million a week in 2009). It quickly established itself as by far the most famous and influential sports magazine ever published in the United States. … Not until 1964, however, ten years after its first issue, did Sports Illustrated produce its first profit.
Author: Alan Brinkley
Title: The Publisher
Date: Copyright 2010 by Alan Brinkley