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|Special Advisor to the President on Regulatory Reform|
January 20, 2017 – August 18, 2017
|Preceded by||Position established|
Carl Celian Icahn
February 16, 1936
New York City, New York, U.S.
Liba Trejbal (m. 1979–1999)
Gail Golden (m. 1999)
|Children||2 (notably Brett)|
|Alma mater||Princeton University
New York University
|Occupation||Founder of Icahn Enterprises
Chairman of Federal-Mogul
Carl Celian Icahn (born February 16, 1936) is an American business magnate, investor, activist shareholder, and philanthropist. He is the founder and majority shareholder of Icahn Enterprises, a diversified conglomerate holding company based in New York City, formerly known as American Real Estate Partners. Icahn is also Chairman of Federal-Mogul, an American developer of vehicle safety products.
Icahn has held many controlling positions in many corporations, including RJR Nabisco, TWA, Texaco, Phillips Petroleum, Western Union, Gulf & Western, Viacom, Uniroyal, Dan River, Marshall Field's, E-II (Culligan and Samsonite), American Can, USX, Marvel Comics, Revlon, Imclone, Federal-Mogul, Fairmont Hotels, Blockbuster, Kerr-McGee, Time Warner, Netflix, Motorola, and Herbalife.
Icahn endorsed Donald Trump for the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Trump announced in October 2015 that he would nominate Icahn for Treasury Secretary if he were to be elected. However, this position went to Steve Mnuchin instead.
On December 21, 2016, it was announced that Icahn would serve as Special Advisor to the President on Regulatory Reform under President Donald Trump. Icahn stepped down from the role in August 2017.
From 1979 through 1999, Icahn was married to Liba Trejbal. In 1999, he married Gail Golden. He has two children including businessman Brett Icahn.
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