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Carl C. Icahn

Icahn & Company

1968 - Present

Finance

Military ServiceArmy
1960 b. 1936
male
EducationOneDegree
UndergraduatePrinceton University
Personal
Born-Died1936
BirthplaceNew York (NY)
RaceWhite
FatherProfessional
Era - 1960

Throughout his career, Icahn specialized in and greatly benefited from orchestrating complex financial transactions including arbitrage. At the height of the “go-go eighties,” Icahn became a quintessential Wall Street corporate raider and an expert in the extraction of greenmail. Beginning with Tappan Company in 1979, Icahn went on to reap huge financial rewards through proxy fights with such notable firms as Texaco, Phillips Petroleum, TWA, and US Steel. In the nineties, Icahn earned huge sums of money by short selling overvalued Internet companies.