Icahn plays Scrooge in Google-AOL deal

NEW YORK, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Mogul Carl Icahn may have thrown a wrench into Google's pending acquisition of a stake in America Online.

Steve Case urges Time Warner breakup

NEW YORK, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- A key player in the merger of America Online and Time Warner now thinks the combined entity should be divided. AOL co-founder Stephen M. Case is publicly agitating against Time Warner's apparent intention to form an alliance with either Microsoft Corp. or

Icahn offers to offer $1.21B for Fairmont

TORONTO, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Toronto's Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Inc. Friday rejected a proposed hostile takeover by agencies of New York shareholder activist Carl Icahn.

Icahn pays $700M for XO Communications

RESTON, Va., Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Billionaire investor Carl Icahn has agreed to pay $700 million for XO Communications Inc., a Virginia-based wireline telecommunications business he controls.

Time Warner may sell some of AOL to Gates

NEW YORK, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Time Warner Inc. is talking with Microsoft Corp. about selling part of Virginia-based America Online to the big software maker.

Kerr-McGee exits North Sea oil business

LONDON, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Danish shipping and oil giant A.P. Moller-Maersk AS will pay $2.95 billion for North Sea oilfields of Kerr-McGee Corp. as the U.S. company restructures.

Greenmail worth $40 million to Carl Icahn

PITTSBURGH, July 18 (UPI) -- Billionaire financier Carl Icahn stands to profit more than $40 million by selling his shares of Pennsylvania's Mylan Laboratories Inc. to the firm.

Mylan Laboratories launches share buyback

CANONSBURG, Pa., June 15 (UPI) -- Mylan Laboratories Inc., a Pennsylvania-based generic drugmaker, plans to buy back nearly a quarter of its shares and double its dividend.

Blockbuster board shaken up

DALLAS, May 12 (UPI) -- The board of Blockbuster Inc., has been shaken up with the defeat of Chairman and Chief Executive John Antioco and election of dissident financier Carl Icahn.

Carl Icahn buys large chunk of video chain

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- Corporate raider Carl Icahn is trying to engineer a merger of the Hollywood Video and Blockbuster video rental chains, Daily Variety said Wednesday.

Financier Icahn makes killing on ImClone

NEW YORK, April 29 (UPI) -- U.S. financier Carl Icahn made $250 million on ImClone shares he bought the fateful day Martha Stewart sold hers, the Wall Street Journal reported.

Kodak's Carp to meet with investor Icahn

NEW YORK, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Eastman Kodak Co. Chairman Daniel Carp will reportedly meet next week with Carl Icahn, who has received federal approval to buy a large part of the company.

Wall St. monsters menaced Marvel

WASHINGTON, May 12 (UPI) -- The Promethean struggle between Ron Perelman and Carl Icahn for control of the Marvel Comics Group and the corporation that owned it automatically appears to le
MARTIN SIEFF, UPI Senior News Analyst

Vegas Guy: At the Atlantic City 'Sands'

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., Jan. 18 (UPI) -- After 20 years, the Sands has finally broken out of its coffin.
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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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