Just who is Carl Icahn? According to the bio on his newly launched blog, The Icahn Report™, he’s just a humble, decent person like you:
I was born in Brooklyn and grew up in Far Rockaway, Queens. My father was a frustrated opera singer and settled on being a cantor in Cedarhurst, Long Island. The fact that he was a dogmatic atheist did not exactly help him to get ahead in this profession and after a number of years he became a substitute teacher. My mother also worked as a schoolteacher. I attended the local public school, Far Rockaway High, later heading to Princeton University. My mother wanted me to be a doctor, so after earning an A.B. in Philosophy in 1957, I went to medical school. I quickly realized the medical field was not for me. After two years, I joined the army and soon after eagerly returned to New York to start a career on Wall Street.
There’s more, of course, but we’ll be watching his new site to see if he can make it in the cutthroat world of blogging. Something tells us this young man is going places.