Carl Celian Icahn is a famous American businessman, philanthropist, and investor. He is the founder of Icahn Enterprises. He is also the chairman of Federal-Mogul, a manufacturer, and supplier of vehicle safety equipment. He has also served the financial advisor of US President Donald Trump in the year 2017. He left this job of the conflicts between both of them. He is known as 26th richest person according to the Forbes.
Early Life & Biography
He was born on 16th February in the year 1936 in Far Rockaway in the Queens Section of New York City. He took birth in the Jewish family and then attended the Far Rockaway High School. His father was an atheist and a substitute teacher. His mother was a school teacher, and Carl has completed his graduation from Princeton University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in philosophy in the year 1957. He took admission in the New York University School of Medicine, but then he left it and decided to join Army reserves.
He got married to Liba Trejbal in the year 1979, and then they got separated in the year 1993. In the year 1999, they got divorced after a long time period. She also fought for the amount offered by Icahn as he was offering her just one million dollars. They have got two children, and one child’s name is Brett Icahn. In the year 1999, after divorce, Carl got married to Gail Golden who was his assistant and broker, and she had already two children from her former marriage.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Carl started his career as a stockbroker in the year 1961. After this, in the year 1968, when he got complete knowledge of trading, then he formed Icahn & Co. which is a kind of security firm, and it focuses on risk options trading. He also got hostile takeover of Trans World Airlines in the year 1985.
He has received numerous awards in his career as he has got 1990 Man of the Year Award titled Starlight Foundation’s Founders Award. He has also got the Guardian Angel 2001 Man of the Year Award. He has been honored for his charities and work. He is a person who is going to win more and more awards in the future.
Net Worth & Earnings
The net worth of Carl Icahn is around $24 billion, and in the year 2017, he was ranked as the 26th wealthiest person. He has got an Icahn Stadium in New York City, and there is Icahn Center for Science in Connecticut. He has also contributed to the Princeton University to fund the laboratory which bears his name. He keeps making contributions to hospitals, schools, and colleges. He has also founded Children’s Rescue Fund in The Bronx which is a place where homeless families with single women and child can live.
He is among the richest people according to the Forbes Magazine. He has reached this position with his hard work. He has done two marriages and has got one daughter and two boys. He has bought various companies which have led him to earn a huge amount of money.
Now, he is ranked as one of the successful businessmen because he has worked hard to reach this position. In the year 2005, he announced that he wanted to sell his one part of the business to pay back his debts. He used the left money for purchasing stock which helped him to accumulate more wealth into his bank account. He has not been involved in many controversies in his life.