Carl Icahn has been named Forbes 94th richest man on earth, and has been included in Forbes billionaires list.
Facts about Carl Icahn
- Full Name: Carl Celian Icahn
- Born: February 16, 1936princeton university
- Age: 87
- Source of Wealth: Investments (Self Made)
- Self-Made Score: 9
- Philanthropy Score: 2
- Residence: Indian Creek, Florida, United States
- Citizenship: United States
- Marital Status: Married
- Children: 2
- Education: Drop Out, New York University; Bachelor of Arts/Science, Princeton University
- Carl Celian Icahn, born on February 16, 1936, is a renowned American investor, businessman, and activist shareholder. He has made a significant impact on Wall Street and corporate America over several decades through his successful investment strategies and his reputation as a corporate raider.
Icahn’s most notable investment entity is publicly traded Icahn Enterprises, which he uses as a vehicle for his investment activities. In addition, he manages an investment fund composed of both personal funds and money from Icahn Enterprises. He is widely recognized for his aggressive approach to investing, often acquiring substantial stakes in companies and advocating for changes to improve their performance and shareholder value.
Throughout his career, Icahn has been involved in various high-profile corporate battles and proxy fights, where he seeks to influence management decisions and strategic directions. His investment style and influence have earned him a reputation as one of Wall Street’s most successful and formidable investors.
Icahn’s involvement in politics gained attention during the early months of the Trump Administration when he advised President Donald Trump on regulatory reform. However, he left the position amid controversy.
Born and raised in Far Rockaway, Queens, Icahn pursued higher education and graduated from Princeton University with a degree in philosophy in 1957. While he initially attended New York University’s medical school as per his mother’s wishes, he eventually dropped out due to his dislike for the field.
Icahn’s philanthropic endeavors include significant contributions, including about $200 million, to what is now known as the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.