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Carl Icahn

Founder, Icahn Capital Management
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Net worth 2018: $17.49 Billion
Industry: Investments
Residence: New York, New York
Country: United States
BirthDay: 16 February 1936
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Children: 2
Education: Bachelor of Arts / Science, Princeton University; Drop Out, New York University
BIOGRAPHY

Carl Icahn was bornon 16 February 1936 in New York, New York, United States, is Founder, Icahn Capital Management. Carl Icahn is #78 in List Billionaires People In The World. Carl Icahn is one of Wall Street's most successful investors and has been shaking up corporate America for decades. Icahn is trying to come out of one of the worst slumps of his career after his investment fund suffered three straight years of losses. He spent the first months of the Trump Administration advising Donald Trump on regulatory overhaul but left the position amid controversy.

NET WORTH STATISTIC
2009

$10.5 Billion

2010

$11 Billion

2011

$13 Billion

2012

$14.8 Billion

2013

$20.3 Billion

2014

$26 Billion

2015

$20.5 Billion

2016

$15.7 Billion

2017

$16.6 Billion

2018

$17.49 Billion

TIMELINE
2017

6 billion USD making him the 26th wealthiest person on the Forbes 400, and the 5th wealthiest hedge fund manager as of February 2017

2016

On January 30, 2016, Icahn donated $1 million for US veterans groups at a Des Moines, Iowa, fundraiser held by Donald Trump

2015

In December 2015 Icahn made a qualifying offer to purchase the auto-parts and maintenance chain Pep Boys for $15

2014

In October 2014, Icahn took a stake in Canadian energy company Talisman Energy

2013

He also made large contributions to Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, of which he is a trustee, which in return not only named a building the Icahn Medical Institute designed by Davis Brody Bond, but also, in 2013, renamed the Mount Sinai School of Medicine as the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

2012

In October 2012, Icahn purchased a 10% stake in Netflix

2011

On March 15, 2011, Mentor's board issued a strong warning to its shareholders against a proxy action by Icahn

2010

In 2010, Icahn joined the Giving Pledge list, pledging to give away more than half his fortune, yet has not decided on the specific beneficiaries

2009

In April 2009, Icahn engaged in a proxy battle for Amylin

2008

In September/October 2008 Icahn was involved in the rejected attempted purchase of Imclone by Bristol Myers Squibb and in the eventual sale of Imclone to Eli Lilly and Company in an all-cash deal valued at $6

2007

Beginning in 2007, Icahn gradually increased his stake in biotechnology company Biogen

2006

In 2006, he was honored with the 100 Women in Hedge Funds Effecting Change Award for his outstanding contributions to improving education

2005

In 2005, XO Holding announced its intention to sell the wired part of its business for $700 million to its majority shareholder and chairman Icahn; the money would be used to pay back its debts and to buy back its preferred stock for about $600 million from Icahn

2004

Having bred more than 140 stakes horses, in 2004 Icahn shut down Foxfield, selling all his mares and weanlings without reserve at the Keeneland Sales November breeding stock auction

2001

He was also named Guardian Angel 2001 Man of the Year

1999

In 1999, Icahn married his longtime assistant and former broker, Gail Golden

1993

They separated in 1993 and divorced in 1999 after years of litigation during which Liba sought to invalidate a prenuptial agreement she had signed prior to their marriage, claiming duress as she was pregnant at the time

1992

In 1992, Foxfield ended its racing operation and became a commercial breeder

1991

In 1991, he sold TWA's London routes to American Airlines for $445 million

1990

Icahn's Meadow Star won the 1990 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies and was voted the Eclipse Award for Outstanding Two-Year-Old Filly

1988

" In 1988, Icahn took TWA private, gaining a personal profit of $469 million, and leaving TWA with a debt of $540 million

1985

In 1985 Icahn established Foxfield Thoroughbreds, a horse breeding operation

1980

In the 1980s Icahn developed a reputation as a "corporate raider" after profiting from the hostile takeover and asset stripping of the American airline TWA

1979

In 1979, Icahn married Liba Trejbal, a ballerina from the former Czechoslovakia

1978

In 1978, he began taking controlling positions in individual companies

1961

Icahn began his career on Wall Street as a stockbroker in 1961; in 1968, he formed Icahn & Co

1957

Carl graduated from Princeton University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy in 1957 and then entered New York University School of Medicine, but he dropped out after two years to join the army reserves

1936

Carl Celian Icahn (born February 16, 1936) is an American businessman, investor, and philanthropist

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