About Carl Icahn:
Carl Celian Icahn is an American business magnate, investor, activist, and philanthropist. He is the founder and majority shareholder of Icahn Enterprises, a diversified conglomerate holding company based in New York City.
You learn in this business: It you want a friend, get a dog.
Don't go in and tell somebody else how to run their business.
When you have no one to answer to, vendetta as investment strategy is as legitimate as anything.
Anyone that makes me a quarter of a billion dollars, I like.
I'm a cynic about corporate democracy and boards.
My wife watches me like a hawk.
I like winning. There's also a certain joy in it. I feel fulfilled by it.
I enjoy the hunt much more than the 'good life' after the victory.
In 2008, people who invested in hedge funds needed capital badly, but many of the funds would not return their money. However, I gave money back to any investor who requested it. It was the bottom of the market and a pretty tough time.