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Carl Icahn

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Net Worth $ 23.4 Billion
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The corporate raider
  • Birthday16th Feb, 36
  • Birth PlaceUnited States
  • Marital statusMarried
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Born Carl Celian Icahn has an estimated net worth of $23.4 billion as of March 2014 according to Forbes. Born in New York in 1936, billionaire Carl Icahn is one of the greatest Private Equity investors and corporate leaders in the world. Better known as a corporate raider because of his stupendous acquisitions, Carl is one of the peak 50 wealthy people according to the Forbes list. His net worth in the year 2011 was US$12.5 billion. Raised in a middle class family, Carl graduated in philosophy and then dropped out from the New York University School of medicine after three years. Initially, this philosophy graduate wanted to excel as an Opera singer but after learning broker’s trade, he established his own brokerage firm. He polished his fate by greenmailing large corporations and buying stocks. The imperial shareholder acquired huge profit by buying large stakes in major companies which include Tran world Airlines, Texaco oil and United States Steel Corporation. His corporate tactics were highly influenced by Michael Milken. He laid the foundation for Foxfield Thoroughbreds and even owned Larida a mare for some years. At present, Carl is a proud owner of several companies and has Casino interests in Las Vegas. His takeover techniques have made him famous as a notorious corporate, though his attempt to acquire marvel comics could not succeed. In 1985, after acquiring Tran world Airlines he brought the company back from a sure bankruptcy. Business magnet Carl has also received many awards and honors for his distinguished works which include Man of the year award in the years 1990 and 2001, Starlight Foundation’s Founders Award and Effecting change award for his glorious contribution to improve education. Icahn stadium in New York City has been named after him. In 2011, Mark Stevens wrote a book on this wealthy business man which is the only biography written on him. The 75 year old business legend has been married twice and has two children.

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Carl Icahn Estates and Homes (1)

East Hampton

Lily Pond Lane estate

When he is not racking up the billions, Carl Icahan spends his time in his Lily Pond Lane estate. Those who have been to his home, call it more of a palace then a house, with a garden as big as a football ground. 


Location: Icahn's  grand mansion is in Long Island in East Hampton, NY USA

 

The mansion is painted in white looks nothing less than a palace and is situated in East Hampton in the one of most desirable zip codes among the moneyed set. The house is set amid lush green ambience. The house also has a tennis court and is built in a old French style.


Neighborhood: East Hampton is home to many celebrities such as Hip-hop mogul P. Diddy Combs, Gallery owner Larry Gagosian, Rolling Stone founder Jann Wenner and Actor and Comedian Jerry Seinfeld.

Carl Icahn Yachts (1)

On deck Jacuzzi

Starfire yacht

Billionaire business man Carl owns a pricey luxury yacht “Starfire”, which is one of his adored assets. Carl’s beloved yacht was recently reported to be on sale for $37.5 million on account of the American business magnate’s willingness to buy a bigger yacht.

 

Features & Toys: Starfire offers the most recent and most superior communication systems, including a new Ku Band satellite which provides complete worldwide communication. High speed wireless internet access is available for the owners and charter guest anytime while the world class audio visual entertainment system delivers unsurpassed programming and reception, irrespective of the yacht’s location. Its inclusive selection of outdoor water toys include an on deck Jacuzzi, Swiss platform and shower and Al fresco dining.

 

Accommodation: The 178-foot, Italy built yacht features a lighter aluminum superstructure for enhanced comfort and cruising performance. Designed by Benetti, the fully air conditioned luxury yacht incorporates 6 cabins to easily accommodate 12 charter guests. The main master cabin and the final cabin include a king size bed and ensuite bathrooms while other four guest cabins feature twin and queen sized beds with ensuite bathrooms. The yacht interiors feature marvelous dining hall with lovely custom furniture which is matched with stylish and elegant fabrics to provide an exquisite look. 

 

Specifications: The Benetti motor yacht incorporates 2 Deutz 6 cylinder engines and has a beam of 31 ft. The outrageous luxury yacht offers 12 knots of cruising speed with a maximum speed up to 15 knots. It measures 178 feet in length and has undergone two refits in 2002 and 2004 since its launch in 1998.

Guest cabin

Guest cabin
Guest cabin with queen sized bed

Main master cabin

Main master cabin
Main master cabin with a king size bed and splendid decor

Starfire

Starfire
Designed by Benetti, the fully air conditioned “Starfire” yacht is one of the adored assets of Carl

Interior dining hall

Interior dining hall
Well equipped marvelous dinning hall

Carl Icahn Cause (2)

Princeton University

Princeton University

Corporate raider Carl has become a key philanthropist after making a substantial amount of donations to different facilities. Carl made a generous donation to his alma mater, Princeton University to fund a genomics laboratory which was named after him as the Carl C. Icahn Laboratory. The laboratory is located at the Institute for Integrated Genomics in the Princeton University Campus. The received fund has been directed for the development and promotion of the famous laboratory.

Mount Sinai hospital

Mount Sinai hospital

Billionaire Carl Icahn has also made vital contribution to Mount Sinai hospital in New York. His generous donation of $25 million to the premier patient care facility has been directed for advanced medical research for providing numerous benefits to the patients by encouraging innovation. In return, a huge building devoted to research “East Building” was renamed “Icahn Medical Institute” after the glorious financial contributions from the trustee Carl.

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