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Carl Icahn

Carl IcahnAKA Carl Celian Icahn

Born: 16-Feb-1936
Birthplace: Queens, NY

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Business

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Billionaire, took over TWA

Net worth $13B (Forbes 2007). Took over TWA and held it until 1993. He is also the owner of lowestfares.com, which has a deal with TWA (much to that company's displeasure) enabling him to acquire tickets at extremely low prices, offering them to the public at a level far below TWA itself.

Wife: (two children)

    University: BA Philosophy, Princeton University (1957)
    Medical School: New York University (no degree)

    Icahn & Co, Inc. Chairman and President (1968-2005)
    TWA Hostile takeover (1985), owner (1985-93)
    Texaco Forced it into bankruptcy (1987)
    Anchor Hocking Major shareholder/raider
    American Can Major shareholder/raider
    Federal-Mogul Major shareholder/raider (2008)
    Member of the Board of American Property Investors, Inc. (as Chairman 1990-)
    Member of the Board of American Railcar Industries (as Chairman 1994-)
    Member of the Board of Blockbuster Video (2005-)
    Member of the Board of Federal-Mogul (2007-, as Chairman, 2008-)
    Member of the Board of Icahn Enterprises LP (as Chairman)
    Member of the Board of ImClone (2006-)
    Member of the Board of Marvel Comics (as Chairman)
    Member of the Board of Tappan
    Member of the Board of WCI Communities (2007-)
    Member of the Board of XO Communications (as Chairman, 2006-)
    Member of the Board of Yahoo! (2008-09)
    Bill Bradley for President
    Bush-Cheney '04
    Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee
    Elizabeth Dole for President
    Friends of Hillary
    John Kerry for President
    John McCain 2008
    Kerry Victory 2004
    McCain-Palin Victory 2008
    New Leadership for America PAC
    Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee
    Solutions America PAC
    Wedding: Donald Trump and Marla Maples (1993)


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