31. caRl ic­ahn

Forbes - - FORBES 400 -

$16.3 bil­lion  Self-made Score: ( Source: in­vest­ments age: 82 reS­i­dence: neW york city Phi­lan­throPy score: Ic­ahn claimed vic­tory this win­ter in his 5-year bet over Her­bal­ife with fel­low ac­tivist in­vestor Bill Ack­man, who ex­ited his short po­si­tion on the nu­tri­tion com­pany af­ter re­port­edly los­ing ap­prox­i­mately $1 bil­lion. Fil­ings showed that Ic­ahn gained about the same amount. A med­i­cal school dropout (he went to NYU med school for 2 years), Ic­ahn has do­nated nearly $200 mil­lion to what is now called the Ic­ahn School of Medicine at Mount Si­nai.

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