Carl Icahn Biography
Carl Celian Icahn commonly known as Carl Icahn is an American businessman, investor, and philanthropist. He was born on February 16, 1936 New York City, New York, U.S.
He is the founder and controlling shareholder of Icahn Enterprises, a diversified conglomerate holding company based in New York City, formerly known as American Real Estate Partners. He is also Chairman of Federal-Mogul, an American developer, manufacturer and supplier of powertrain components and vehicle safety products.
Carl Icahn Age
He is 84 years old as of 2019, since he was born on February 16, 1936.
Carl Icahn Height and Weight
His height and weight have been gathered from a lot of credible websites and online sources. But, there are a few factors that will affect the statistics, so, the figures may not be 100% accurate.
Carl Icahn Net Worth
Icahn is a diversified investor with holdings in about 10 business segments including automotive, energy, gaming, real estate and food packaging. His investments are made through publicly traded Icahn Enterprises and closely held Icahn Partners. Icahn Enterprises had revenue of $19.4 billion in 2017. But he is currently at $20.3B.
Carl Icahn Marriage
Carl married Liba, a Czech ballerina, in 1979. However, they separated in 1993 and after years of litigation, divorced in 1999. Liba wanted to nullify a prenuptial agreement signed by her claiming duress since she was pregnant at the time of the marriage. Liba refused to accept Carl’s offer of $1.5 million a year because his net worth was to the tune of billions at the time. Later, the couple settled for an unknown amount of money.
In 1999, Carl married Gail Golden, who had long been his assistant and was a former broker. Gail is the founder of Gutsy Women Travel, a company taking care of luxury trips for women who want to travel without their husbands.
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Carl Icahn Children
Brett Icahn Michelle Icahn born in 1979, is the vice president of Modal LLC, and Michelle Icah was born in 1982, she works with Carl at Icahn Enterprises.
Carl Icahn Education
Icahn was raised in the Far Rockaway, Queens section of New York City, where he attended Far Rockaway High School. Icahn 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.
Carl Icahn Family
Icahn is from a Jewish family in the Far Rockaway, Queens section of New York City, His father, an atheist, was a cantor, and later a substitute teacher. His mother also worked as a schoolteacher. More information about his sibling are not given but will soon be updated.
Carl Icahn Business Career
Icahn began his career on Wall Street as a stockbroker in 1961; in 1968, he formed Icahn & Co., a securities firm that focused on risk arbitrage and options trading. Icahn developed a reputation as a “Corporate raider” after his hostile take over of Trans World Airlines in 1985.
Icahn systematically sold TWA’s assets to repay the money he borrowed to purchase the company, which was described as “Asset stripping.” In 1988, Icahn took TWA private, gaining a personal profit of $469 million, and leaving TWA with a debt of $540 million.In 1991, he sold TWA’s London routes to American Airlines for $445 million.
Icahn launched an unsuccessful $7 billion hostile takeover for 89% of U.S. Steel in late 1986.In July 2001 Icahn’s River dale, LL C lent Genesis inter media $100 million in exchange for an option to purchase 2 million shares of the company.
In 2004, after Mylan Laboratories had announced a deal to acquire King Pharmaceuticals, Icahn purchased a large block of stock and threatened a proxy fight over the acquisition.