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Irving Kahn
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Born (1905-12-19)December 19, 1905
Died February 24, 2015(2015-02-24) (aged 109)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Nationality American
Alma mater City College of New York
Columbia University
Occupation Investor and philanthropist
Known for Advising the Kahn Brothers Group

Irving Kahn (December 19, 1905 – February 24, 2015) was an American investor and philanthropist. He was the oldest living active investor. He was an early disciple of Benjamin Graham, the creator of the value investing methodology. Kahn began his career in 1928 and continued to work until his death. He was chairman of Kahn Brothers Group, Inc., the privately owned investment advisory and broker-dealer firm that he founded with his sons, Thomas and Alan, in 1978.

Kahn was the oldest active money manager on Wall Street. He made his first trade—a short sale of a copper mining company—in the summer of 1929, months before the famous market crash in October of that year.

Personal life

Kahn, his sisters, and his brother were, collectively, the world's oldest living quartet of siblings. Kahn himself lived to 109. His sister, Helen Reichert (1901–2011), nicknamed "Happy", died seven weeks before her 110th birthday. The youngest sibling, Peter Keane (1910–2014), died at the age of 103. Kahn's other sister, Lee (1903–2005), died at the age of 101. Kahn outlived his son Donald, who died suddenly on January 15, 2015 at the age of 79.

Irving Kahn died on February 24, 2015, aged 109. His death was reported through a brief paid obituary in the New York Times on February 26, 2015. No specific cause of death was given.


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