|Special Advisor to the President on Regulatory Reform|
January 20, 2017
|President||Donald Trump (Elect)|
|Born||Carl Celian Icahn
February 16, 1936
New York City, New York, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Liba Trejbal (m. 1979â€“99)
Gail Golden (m. 1999)
|Children||2 (notably Brett)|
|Education||Princeton University (BA)
New York University
|Occupation||Founder of Icahn Enterprises
Chairman of Federal-Mogul
When you have no one to answer to, vendetta as investment strategy is as legitimate as anything.
In 2008, people who invested in hedge funds needed capital badly, but many of the funds would not return their money. However, I gave money back to any investor who requested it. It was the bottom of the market and a pretty tough time.
I like winning. There's also a certain joy in it. I feel fulfilled by it.