Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Carl Icahn

Carl Icahn: Lifelong highlights

Studied to be a doctor but dropped out after two years to join the Army
Started Wall Street career as a stockbroker for Dreyfus in 1961
Bought NYSE seat in 1968 with a loan of $400,000
Made $470 million taking TWA private in 1988
Launched the Icahn Report in 2008 to promote his views on shareholder activism
Sold half of his 10 percent stake in Netflix at a profit of over $800 million in less than a year—said to be one of the largest stock gains ever
Genomics institutes named for him at Princeton University and Mount Sinai Hospital in New York
Il Tinello in Manhattan, a favorite restaurant of Icahn's, named a pasta dish (farfalle with tomatoes, onions and pancetta) after him

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