Carl Icahn is an investor and entrepreneur with a net worth of about 24-billion dollars, give or take a few. Icahn was born in New York, went to Princeton and after graduating, shipped off to the Army for some good ol American get some.
Icahn amassed most of his early fortune on the stock market. He was a stock broker from 61-68, then in which he started his own investment firm. Ten years later, he started acquiring controlling position in companies like Marvel and Nabisco.
He’s considered one of the pirates of the mergers and acquisitions game, showing no mercy in his tactics to take over companies, in a true show of world domination.
One of his largest takes came from the selling of his Netflix shares, roughly 800-million dollars. It was one of the largest stock gains in history.
Say what you want about Icahn, but he’s one of the most calculating business people on the planet. His shrewd business dealings have landed him in the history books and the bank ledgers.
He has two kids, Brett and Michelle. I know this is a shock, but they both work for Icahn’s company.