40 Facts About Carl Icahn

1. Carl Icahn would have material information even if Trump never had made up his mind he was going to impose the tariffs.

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2. Carl Icahn remains Manitowoc's fifth-largest holder with about 4.8 percent of the company's common shares.

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3. Carl Icahn is quite often not as appreciated by the investors all around the world.

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4. Carl Icahn earns a reported $50 million selling his shares back to Phillips.

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5. In 1968, Carl Icahn formed his own company, the now famous Icahn Enterprises.

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6. Carl Icahn was making $1.5 million–$2.0 million a year in arbitrage trading.

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7. Carl Icahn bought a seat at the New York Stock Exchange and began finding price discrepancies in exploit.

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8. Carl Icahn fathered two children with his first wife, Liba Trejbal.

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9. Carl Icahn attempted to operate some of the companies he acquired.

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10. Carl Icahn was an early supporter of Trump in the 2016 presidential race, and, after Trump won the election and took office, Icahn became his "special adviser" on issues pertaining to regulatory reform.

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11. Carl Icahn became board chairman of several other companies, notably the oil refiner CVR energy, the casino operator Tropicana Entertainment, and American Railcar Industries.

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12. Carl Icahn used his shares to gain a seat on the board of directors, and then arranged to turn the company over to the Swedish firm AB Electrolux, thereby making almost $3 million for himself.

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13. In 1968 Carl Icahn borrowed $400,000 from an uncle to purchase a seat on the New York Stock Exchange for Icahn and Company, his new brokerage firm.

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14. In 1985 Carl Icahn established Foxfield Thoroughbreds, a horse breeding operation.

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15. Carl Icahn was named Guardian Angel 2001 Man of the Year.

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16. Carl Icahn has received a number of awards, including the Starlight Foundation's Founders Award and its 1990 Man of the Year Award.

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17. On January 30, 2016, Carl Icahn donated $1 million for US veterans groups at a Des Moines, Iowa, fundraiser held by Donald Trump.

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18. In 2010, Carl Icahn joined the Giving Pledge list, pledging to give away more than half his fortune, yet has not decided on the specific beneficiaries.

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19. In 1999, Carl Icahn married his longtime assistant and former broker, Gail Golden.

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20. In 1979, Carl Icahn married Liba Trejbal, a ballerina from the former Czechoslovakia.

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21. Carl Icahn has spoken directly to President Trump and to Gary Cohn about his proposed changes to the ethanol rule.

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22. Carl Icahn stepped down from this role on August 18, 2017 citing a desire not to interfere with the work of Neomi Rao as Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs.

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23. On December 21, 2016, it was announced that Carl Icahn would serve as Special Advisor to the President on Regulatory Reform under President Donald Trump.

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24. Carl Icahn endorsed Donald Trump for the 2016 US presidential election.

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25. Carl Icahn sold his Apple shares in April 2016, citing concerns about Apple's relationship with China.

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26. Carl Icahn sold the unfinished Las Vegas casino, Fountainebleau, for $600 million in August 2017.

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27. In December 2015 Carl Icahn made a qualifying offer to purchase the auto-parts and maintenance chain Pep Boys for $15.50 a share.

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28. On May 15, 2015, Carl Icahn made a $100 million investment in the ride-sharing service Lyft.

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29. In October 2014, Carl Icahn took a stake in Canadian energy company Talisman Energy.

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30. In October 2013, Carl Icahn held 4.7 million shares of Apple, having been an outspoken proponent.

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31. In January 2011, Carl Icahn once more made a bid to purchase the remaining shares of the XO Holder common stock.

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32. Carl Icahn is a beneficial owner of Adventrx Pharmaceuticals, and Vector Group.

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33. In June 2008, Carl Icahn launched The Carl Icahn Report, which hosts United Shareholders of America where individual investors can sign up and campaign for shareholder rights.

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34. In May 2008, Carl Icahn purchased a large block of shares in Yahoo, and shortly thereafter threatened to start a proxy fight to remove Yahoo's board of directors in response to their rejection of Microsoft's takeover bid.

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35. Carl Icahn made an investment of 6.1 million shares of WCI Communities.

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36. Carl Icahn developed a reputation as a "corporate raider" after his hostile takeover of Trans World Airlines in 1985.

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37. Carl 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.

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38. Carl Icahn served as special economic adviser on financial regulation to US President Donald Trump briefly in 2017, leaving amid concerns of conflicts of interest.

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39. Carl Icahn is Chairman of Federal-Mogul, an American developer, manufacturer and supplier of powertrain components and vehicle safety products.

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40. Carl Icahn 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.

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