Carl Icahn is part of the top 50 richest men in the world with a net worth of $16.9 billion, according to Forbes. He is widely known as one of the most polarizing people in Wall Street with a reputation for delivering controversial decisions and initiatives that heavily influence corporate America. Some of his widely reported ventures include his takeover efforts of Texaco, Trans World Airlines (TWA), and American Airlines. He founded Icahn Enterprises, formerly known as American Real Estate Partners, a highly diversified multinational holding company in New York. Icahn is the chairman of American developer and manufacturer Federal-Mogul as well. His brash leadership style and fearless takes on the market has made Icahn one of the highly respected men in the world today.
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