Carl Icahn

Born in 1936 in Queens, New York City, United States, CarlCelian Icahn is known as a corporate raider and American billionaire financier. Icahn is a director of Blockbuster Inc. and majority owner of several corporations and has casino interests in Las Vegas. His net worth in 2005 was estimated at 7.8 billion dollars.

“You learn in this business: It you want a friend, get a dog.”

“To the extent that opportunities are now available to enhance value at AOL, which we believe there are, we implore management and the Board to move more decisively than they have in the past.”

“A weak attempt to silence growing investor criticism.”

“Too often it's not the most creative guys or the smartest. Instead, it's the ones who are best at playing politics and soft-soaping their bosses. Boards don't like tough, abrasive guys.”

“Their earnings are way down. It's time for management to go.”

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