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Brett Icahn is an American heir and businessman.
His father is billionaire investor Carl Icahn (born 1936), majority shareholder of Icahn Enterprises (NASDAQ: IEP), and his mother is Liba Trejbal, a former ballerina from the Czech Republic. He graduated from Princeton University.
He interned at Goldman Sachs. Shortly after, he directed art films. In 2001, he founded Myelin Media. He joined his father's company, Icahn Enterprises, in 2002. Since June 2004, he has been an investment analyst for Icahn Partners LP, Icahn Master, Icahn Master II and Icahn Master III and Icahn Partners Master Fund LP, and Icahn Master. He co-manages a hedge fund with David Schechter. In 2011, his hedge fund had a return of 50 per cent.
He serves as Vice President of Modal LLC. He has served on the Board of Directors of American Railcar Industries since January 16, 2007, the Hain Celestial Group (NASDAQ: HAIN) since July 2010, the Cadus Corporation since July 1, 2010, Motricity since January, 2010. He also serves on the Board of Take-Two Interactive (NASDAQ: TTWO) and HowStuffWorks.
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