Title: Founder, Icahn Enterprises Country: US Age: 79
Carl Icahn is the billionaire founder of Icahn Capital Management. At the age of 80, he is worth $15.9 billion and is one of the most successful investors in the world. When Icahn revealed on Twitter that he has a stake in the company worth more than $1 billion, Apple stock shot up after a slump the year before. The billionaire is often compared with the legendary Warren Buffet and some even say that he is a better investor. He has a strong personality, and he’s without qualms when it comes to taking on bigger challenges.
Icahn has invested in many major companies in the USA and the rest of the world. Apple, Netflix, Time Warner, Casinos, Revlon, Mylan Stratosphere are some of the most prominent companies Icahn has invested in.
So, what’s his investment philosophy? Carl Icahn has a reputation in the Wall Street as a ruthless investor. His mojo is clear: contrarian investment and shareholder activism, both of which are closely intertwined.