Icahn moves to takeover of Lions Gate

SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 19 (UPI) -- Billionaire investor Carl Icahn said Friday he is initiating a hostile takeover of U.S. film production firm Lions Gate, offering $6 for any outstanding shares.
Icahn to nominate four Genzyme directors

Icahn to nominate four Genzyme directors

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Feb. 22 (UPI) -- U.S. biotech corporation Genzyme said Monday activist investor Carl Icahn intends to nominate four directors to its nine-member board.
LinedIn names Weiner new CEO

LinedIn names Weiner new CEO

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., June 24 (UPI) -- California's online networking service LinkedIn said Wednesday that former Yahoo! Inc., executive Jeff Weiner would serve as its new chief executive officer.
Icahn, Yahoo! reach agreement

Icahn, Yahoo! reach agreement

SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 21 (UPI) -- Corporate raider Carl Icahn and Yahoo! have settled their proxy battle, with the announcement Monday that Icahn will join the company's board.
Yahoo moves to sell Asian subsidiary

Yahoo moves to sell Asian subsidiary

TOKYO, July 19 (UPI) -- Yahoo Inc.'s chief executive says he's considering selling the Internet search engine's stake in its Japan-based subsidiary.

Yahoo! rejects another Microsoft offer

SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 13 (UPI) -- Yahoo! says it has rejected a renewed proposal by Microsoft to buy the company's Internet search business, sources say.
Icahn hints at replacing Yahoo! board

Icahn hints at replacing Yahoo! board

SEATTLE, July 7 (UPI) -- The Microsoft-Yahoo! deal could be back on if Carl Icahn replaces Yahoo!'s board with his own slate, the corporate raider said in a letter Monday.
Microsoft poised for Yahoo! possibilities

Microsoft poised for Yahoo! possibilities

REDMOND, Wash., May 19 (UPI) -- Microsoft says it has not given up hope of joining forces with Yahoo!, and is again poised to consider the possibility of purchasing the company.
Yahoo! investor Icahn starts proxy fight

Yahoo! investor Icahn starts proxy fight

SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 15 (UPI) -- Billionaire Carl Icahn has nominated an entire slate of candidates to unseat Yahoo! Inc.'s 10-member board of directors, the activist investor said Wednesday.
Icahn considering proxy fight with Yahoo!

Icahn considering proxy fight with Yahoo!

SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 14 (UPI) -- Billionaire investor Carl Icahn is considering a proxy fight to unseat Yahoo! Inc. board members at its July 3 annual meeting, sources said Wednesday.

Motorola to split company in two

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., March 26 (UPI) -- Illinois-based Motorola Inc. announced Wednesday it would divide the company, splitting into Mobile Devices and Broadband and Mobility Solutions.

Shareholder to sue Motorola for documents

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., March 25 (UPI) -- Motorola Inc. shareholder Carl Icahn said he would pursue his intention to obtain documents related to the Illinois-based company by taking his case to court.

Motorola breakup could hinge on vote

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., March 11 (UPI) -- A major Motorola Inc. shareholder with an eye towards breaking up the company is taking a second run at joining the company's board, it was reported Tuesday.

Blockbuster names 7-Eleven veteran as CEO

DALLAS, July 2 (UPI) -- Blockbuster Inc. Monday named former 7-Eleven Inc. President and Chief Executive Officer James Keyes as the Dallas video-rental chain's chairman and CEO.

Icahn plans to keep pressing Motorola

CHICAGO, May 8 (UPI) -- Billionaire investor Carl Icahn says he plans to keep his shares in Motorola Inc. and keep holding the troubled U.S. cell phone maker accountable.
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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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