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Portrait de Carl Icahn
Birthday : 02/16/1936
Place of birth : New York (New York) - USA
Country of residence : USA
Linked companies : Icahn Enterprises LP - CVR Energy, Inc. - Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. - CVR Refining LP - Federal-Mogul Holdings Corp - Tropicana Entertainment Inc

Summary 
Mr. Carl C. Icahn is President & Chief Investment Officer at Icahn Associates Corp., Chairman at Tropicana Entertainment, Inc., American Property Investors, Inc., GB Property Funding Corp., American Railcar Industries, Inc., Starfire Holding Corp., and Atlantic Coast Entertainment Holdings, Inc.

He is also Icahn's Founder and also serves as Chairman.

Prior to founding Icahn Associates Corp. in 1985, Mr. Icahn worked as Chief Executive Officer by Icahn Management LP, Chairman by a number of companies, and a Stockbroker by Dreyfus & Co.

He also worked at RJR Nabisco, TWA, Texaco, Phillips Petroleum, Western Union, Gulf & Western, Viacom, Uniroyal, Dan River, Marshall Field, E- II (Culligan and Samsonite), American Can, USX, Marvel, Revlon, ImClone, Federal-Mogul, Fairmont, Kerr-McGee, Lear, Time Warner, Yahoo!, Lions Gate, CIT, Motorola and Genzyme.

He serves as Director for several boards.

Mr. Icahn received his BA in Psychology from Princeton University.


Current positions of Carl Icahn 
NameTitle Since
Icahn Enterprises LP
(Auto, Truck & Motorcycle Parts)
Chairman 1991
CVR Energy, Inc.
(Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing)
Chairman 2012
Hertz Global Holdings, Inc.
(Passenger Transportation, Ground & Sea)
Director 2014
CVR Refining LP
(Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing)
Chairman 2013
Federal-Mogul Holdings Corp
(Auto, Truck & Motorcycle Parts)
Non-Executive Chairman 2007
Tropicana Entertainment Inc
(Casinos & Gaming)
Chairman 2010
Icahn Capital LP Chief Executive Officer 2007
General Partners LLC Chief Executive Officer -
Federal-Mogul Corp. Non-Executive Chairman 2007
Icahn Associates Corp. President & Chief Investment Officer 1985
ACF Industries LLC Chairman -
GB Property Funding Corp. Chairman 2000
Greate Bay Hotel & Casino, Inc. Chairman -
Starfire Holding Corp. Chairman 1984
American Property Investors, Inc. Chairman 1990
Atlantic Coast Entertainment Holdings, Inc. Chairman -
Icahn Enterprises G.P. Inc. Chairman 1990
Icahn Enterprises Holdings LP Chairman -
Icahn Enterprises Finance Corp. Chairman -
XO Holdings, Inc. Chairman & President 2006
American Railcar Leasing LLC Chairman -
CVR Refining GP LLC Chairman 2013


Carl Icahn : Personal Network 
NameLinked companies
Sung-Hwan Cho Icahn Enterprises LP
CVR Energy, Inc.
CVR Refining LP
Federal-Mogul Holdings Corp
XO Holdings, Inc.
Icahn Enterprises Holdings LP
CVR Refining GP LLC
American Railcar Leasing LLC
Icahn Enterprises G.P. Inc.
Icahn Enterprises Finance Corp.
Daniel A. Ninivaggi Icahn Enterprises LP
Hertz Global Holdings, Inc.
CVR Energy, Inc.
CVR Refining LP
Federal-Mogul Holdings Corp
Tropicana Entertainment Inc
XO Holdings, Inc.
Federal-Mogul Corp.
Icahn Enterprises Holdings LP
Icahn Enterprises Finance Corp.
CVR Refining GP LLC
Icahn Enterprises G.P. Inc.
Keith Cozza Icahn Enterprises LP
CVR Refining LP
Tropicana Entertainment Inc
XO Holdings, Inc.
Icahn Enterprises G.P. Inc.
CVR Refining GP LLC
Icahn Enterprises Finance Corp.
Icahn Capital LP
Icahn Enterprises Holdings LP
Andrew Joseph Roberto CVR Energy, Inc.
Icahn Associates Corp.
American Railcar Leasing LLC
William A. Leidesdorf Icahn Enterprises LP
Tropicana Entertainment Inc
Icahn Enterprises Holdings LP
Icahn Enterprises G.P. Inc.
Atlantic Coast Entertainment Holdings, Inc.
American Property Investors, Inc.
Icahn Enterprises Finance Corp.
Hunter Clark Gary Icahn Enterprises LP
Federal-Mogul Holdings Corp
Tropicana Entertainment Inc
Icahn Associates Corp.
XO Holdings, Inc.
James Larry Nelson Icahn Enterprises LP
Tropicana Entertainment Inc
Icahn Enterprises Holdings LP
Icahn Enterprises Finance Corp.
Atlantic Coast Entertainment Holdings, Inc.
Icahn Enterprises G.P. Inc.
American Property Investors, Inc.
Jack Gumpert Wasserman Icahn Enterprises LP
Icahn Enterprises G.P. Inc.
Icahn Enterprises Finance Corp.
Icahn Enterprises Holdings LP
Peter Reck Icahn Enterprises LP
Icahn Enterprises Finance Corp.
Icahn Enterprises Holdings LP
Icahn Enterprises G.P. Inc.
Vincent J. Intrieri Icahn Enterprises LP
Hertz Global Holdings, Inc.
CVR Energy, Inc.
CVR Refining LP
Icahn Associates Corp.
XO Holdings, Inc.
Icahn Enterprises Holdings LP
Icahn Capital LP
American Property Investors, Inc.
CVR Refining GP LLC
Federal-Mogul Corp.
Icahn Enterprises G.P. Inc.


Biography of Carl Icahn 
Carl Celian Icahn (born February 16, 1936) is an American businessman, activist shareholder and investor. He is the majority shareholder of Icahn Enterprises, a diversified holding company.

Biography
Icahn was raised in the Far Rockaway, Queens section of New York City, where he attended Far Rockaway High School. His family was of Jewish descent. His father was a "dogmatic atheist" He graduated from Princeton University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy in 1957 and then joined New York University School of Medicine, but he dropped out after two years to join the army.

Business career and interests
Icahn began his career on Wall Street as a stockbroker in 1961 and in 1968, he formed Icahn & Co., a securities firm that focused on risk arbitrage and options trading. In 1978, he began taking controlling positions in individual companies. The result of that takeover was Icahn systematically selling TWA's assets to repay the debt he used 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, Icahn sold TWA's prized London routes to American Airlines for $445 million.

Icahn also attempted the grand prize of U.S. Steel, launching a hostile takeover for 89% of the industrial giant for $7 billion ($formatnum: billion in #expr:{{CURRENTYEAR-1}}) in late 1986. He was finally rebuffed by CEO David Roderick on January 8, 1987. Marvel ended up being acquired by The Walt Disney Company in late 2009.

Icahn's hedge funds currently own 5.6% of biotechnology company Biogen Idec. Beginning in 2007, Icahn has steadily increased his stake in Biogen, seeking to possibly acquire, break up, and/or sell off various parts of the company. As of June 2009, Icahn has managed to seat two of his allies on Biogen's board with the apparent goal of splitting the company into two entities and possibly replacing CEO James C. Mullen, of whom he has been highly critical.Update after|2012|5|14

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