Carl Icahn is one of the most recognizable and successful investors in the world. Although his “corporate raider” approach to investing has proven to be controversial at times, he has been incredibly consistent over the years, leading to the so called “Icahn effect” on prices when he announces a position.
He founded Icahn & Co., a company that specialized in options trading and risk arbitrage.
Icahn likes to be very focused on his big opportunities, with more than 50% of his portfolio comprising of just three stocks during his trading career.
Icahn was named by Time Magazine as “the most important investor in America.” He was hired as special Advisor to President Trump on Regulatory Reform.