Soros jumps into fray at Herbalife

LOS ANG, Calif., Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Yet another billionaire investor has stirred the pot at Herbalife Ltd., buying shares of the California company that one billionaire called a pyramid scheme.

Icahn tweaks his offer for Dell

ROUND ROCK, Texas, July 12 (UPI) -- Billionaire investor Carl Icahn has juiced up his offer for U.S. computer firm Dell Inc., a week before shareholders vote on a rival plan.

Dell board goes with Michael Dell's $24.4 billion deal

ROUND ROCK, Texas, May 31 (UPI) -- The board at U.S. computer giant Dell said the best offer on the table was a bid by founder Michael Dell to take the company private.

Report: Blackstone gives up pursuit of Dell

ROUND ROCK, Texas, April 19 (UPI) -- Blackstone Group said it was no longer interested in pursuing U.S. computer firm Dell Inc., partly due to floundering sales.

Dell's board strikes deal with Carl Icahn

ROUND ROCK, Texas, April 16 (UPI) -- The board of U.S. computer maker Dell has reached a deal with investor Carl Icahn that shapes his influence while the board ponders sale options.

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To go private, Dell Inc. denigrates Dell

ROUND ROCK, Texas, March 30 (UPI) -- U.S. computer giant Dell Inc. is basing its argument for going private on falling revenue and a need to reinvent itself, a regulatory filing says.

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Dell says it has new purchase offers

Dell says it has new purchase offers

ROUND ROCK, Texas, March 25 (UPI) -- U.S. computer giant Dell says it has received bids from Blackstone Group LP and billionaire investor Carl Icahn that could best an earlier offer.

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Icahn signs confidentiality pact with Dell

ROUND ROCK, Texas, March 11 (UPI) -- Activist investor Carl Icahn said he had agreed to a confidentiality agreement with U.S. computer maker Dell, which allows him to review the books.

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Icahn stirs the pot at Dell

ROUND ROCK, Texas, March 7 (UPI) -- Billionaire investor Carl Icahn said U.S. computer maker Dell Inc. should consider a $9 per share dividend if a sale of the company falls through.

Netflix CEO expects proxy battle

NEW YORK, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Netflix Chief Executive Officer Reed Hastings said he expects activist investor Carl Icahn will mount a proxy battle with the U.S. entertainment provider.

Netflix adopts a poison pill plan

CHICAGO, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- U.S. DVD rental and movie downloading firm Netflix Inc. said it had moved to block investor Carl Icahn from grabbing another big chunk of company stock.
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Carl Icahn
WAX2001011250 - 12 JANUARY 2001: Former TWA Chairman Carl Icahn, seen here in a 1991 photo, still has ties to Trans World Airlines and might disrupt American Arilines' plan to buy TWA. rlw/UPI FILE

Carl Celian Icahn (born February 16, 1936) is an American financier, corporate raider, and private equity investor.

Icahn was raised in Far Rockaway, Queens, New York City, where he attended Far Rockaway High School. His father was a cantor (a Jewish prayer leader), his mother was a schoolteacher. He was educated at Princeton University (A.B., philosophy, 1957) and New York University School of Medicine, but left without graduating.

Icahn began his career on Wall Street in 1961. In 1968, he formed Icahn & Co., a securities firm that focused on risk arbitrage and options trading. In 1978, he began taking control of positions in individual companies. He has taken substantial or controlling positions in various corporations including 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 Comics, Revlon, Imclone, Federal-Mogul, Fairmont Hotels, Blockbuster, Kerr-McGee, Time Warner and Motorola. With TWA, he got the rights to sell TWA tickets at a steep discount. People bought his tickets and pushed TWA into the red. As of February 2010, Icahn is now trying to grab 4 seats on the Genzyme board.

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