Carl Icahn

Corporate Raider Carl Icahn Full Name: Carl Icahn
Nationality: American

Profession: Corporate Raider
Why Famous: A billionaire, Icahn made his fortune on Wall Street as one of the most notorious corporate raiders of the 1980s.

Later he became a hedge fund manager well known as an activist shareholder and investor.

A favoured tactic of Icahn's is to "greenmail" companies into making radical changes or restructuring under the threat of a takeover.

Such changes once announced often ensures a large increase in the target company's share price allowing Icahn to sell his stocks in the company at a significant profit. Examples include, Marshall Field and Phillips Petroleum.

Born: February 16, 1936 (81 years old)
Star Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA

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