While I continue to believe that the sale of the whole company or the sale of its search business in the right transaction must be given full consideration, I share the view that Yahoo's valuable collection of assets positions it well to continue expanding its online leadership and enhancing returns to stockholdersIcahn, Yahoo! reach agreement Jul 21, 2008
Steve made it abundantly clear that, due to his experiences with Yahoo! during the past several months, he cannot negotiate any transaction with the current boardIcahn hints at replacing Yahoo! board Jul 07, 2008
You'd spin it off and it would certainly keep the brandShareholder to sue Motorola for documents Mar 25, 2008
It sounds like something straight out of Alice in WonderlandIcahn pens letter to Motorola shareholders May 01, 2007
John and the company have reached terms that are clearly in the best interests of the stockholdersIn pay deal, Blockbuster CEO to leave Mar 20, 2007
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.