Not back in the day, when Icahn was running the Southeastern Queens chapter of the Jewish Crips and not today, as the elder hedge fund manager presumably maintains ties with the organization, whose members stay current on his various investing nemeses and won’t hesitate to fuck someone up.

Icahn does not even need to be prompted about Ackman. “Ackman would not have lasted long on the streets of Far Rockaway,” Icahn volunteers. “One thing that makes Bill Ackman the opposite of me is that to be a true winner you have to learn to win gracefully. Ackman will never be able to do this.”

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, on the other hand, never has to worry about paying for a drink in the old neighborhood, or having to tip the stickman at the corner craps game.

“We like Reed Hastings,” says Icahn. “I told him when a guy makes me 800 million bucks, I don’t punch him in the mouth.”

Carl Icahn Unleashed: Wall Street’s Richest Man Is On The Attack — Just Ask Michael Dell [Forbes]
Related: “I went to a tough school in Queens and they used to beat up little Jewish boys”

Comments (44)

  1. Posted by Guest | March 27, 2013 at 11:55 AM

    I would hate to be a mouth at UBS.

  2. Posted by Billy Crystal | March 27, 2013 at 11:58 AM

    let's see carl icahn cross the bridge to long beach. then we'll see what's up.

  3. Posted by Guest | March 27, 2013 at 12:05 PM

    Without the glasses he looks um, different…less tough.

  4. Posted by Guest | March 27, 2013 at 12:06 PM

    Far Rockaway is bush league, son.

    -Cos Cob Crips

  5. Posted by Samoan | March 27, 2013 at 12:15 PM

    Worst comment since last year.

  6. Posted by Fewdollarsmore | March 27, 2013 at 12:19 PM

    If Icahn is so brave, why did he use Sean Connery's picture for the Forbes cover?

  7. Posted by Guest | March 27, 2013 at 12:21 PM

    Bears a striking resemblance to Judd Hirsh in Independence Day

  8. Posted by guest | March 27, 2013 at 12:26 PM

    “without selling anything, we can write a check for about $10 billion.” With that kind of ammo Icahn can take on a cash-rich company with a market cap of as much as $50 billion.

    killing it.

  9. Posted by Guest | March 27, 2013 at 12:26 PM

    Photoshop is one hell of a program.

  10. Posted by el invitado | March 27, 2013 at 12:26 PM

    One time I lost $20, so I punched myself in the mouth.

  11. Posted by Guest | March 27, 2013 at 12:31 PM

    Do you know my son, David? Oye David is a good boy that David is!

  12. Posted by Danker_Banker | March 27, 2013 at 12:36 PM

    Thug life!

  13. Posted by Guest | March 27, 2013 at 12:37 PM

    Doesn't even look like him, what a fake.

    - J. Rivers

  14. Posted by Andrew Sorkin | March 27, 2013 at 12:54 PM

    Let's see him talk that shit in near rockaway.

  15. Posted by duhhhh | March 27, 2013 at 12:55 PM

    Gee, I don't know, the pussy ?

  16. Posted by Warren | March 27, 2013 at 12:56 PM

    cute..

  17. Posted by Shazared | March 27, 2013 at 12:58 PM

    Tadpoles, get your tadpoles.

  18. Posted by guest | March 27, 2013 at 1:00 PM

    Bet he gets himself a teardrop tattoo if HLF gets above $70 again.

  19. Posted by Alex T | March 27, 2013 at 1:02 PM

    He likes mustard seeds?

  20. Posted by Catamite Capital | March 27, 2013 at 1:18 PM

    Well, to be fair, my parents wouldn't let me have play dates with anyone on the Cos Cob Crushers as a kid, because, well, Cos Cob was a bit seedy back in the 90s.

    - I-95 Exit 4 = 8 Mile

  21. Posted by PermaGuestII | March 27, 2013 at 1:26 PM

    Carl Icahn: another person whom I think would not make it far on the streets of Far Rockaway these days.

    -Guy who suspects the shall we say "ethnic makeup" of that neighborhood may have a changed a bit since Carl's day

  22. Posted by Peanut The Kidnapper | March 27, 2013 at 1:49 PM

    also the World's Most Interesting Man

  23. Posted by Truther | March 27, 2013 at 2:03 PM

    The good old days when gas was cheap and black people couldn't vote

  24. Posted by Guest | March 27, 2013 at 2:27 PM

    I just gave myself a hot carl.

    -Dennis Gasparino

  25. Posted by uwp | March 27, 2013 at 2:57 PM

    you punched the president?

  26. Posted by Guest | March 27, 2013 at 3:39 PM

    long beach was actually nice back then. now not so much.

  27. Posted by Carl Mobb Deep Icahn | March 27, 2013 at 4:37 PM

    Word up, son. Word….yeah.
    To all the killers and the billion dollar billers.
    For real hedge funds that ain't got no feelings.

  28. Posted by PermaGuestII | March 27, 2013 at 4:52 PM

    South of the Merritt + West of US 7 = Massapequa with more trees.

  29. Posted by The Bernank | March 27, 2013 at 5:42 PM

    That beard is weak.

  30. Posted by Guest | March 27, 2013 at 7:52 PM

    We need to stop this Jew on Jew violence.

    – Rabbi Schlomo Sharpton

  31. Posted by hamburglar | March 28, 2013 at 12:44 AM

    Is that you, Shazar?

  32. Posted by Yaniv Vaknin | March 28, 2013 at 5:18 AM

    So… blogging about high finance can be quite challenging. i get it, it's f'n boring subject. I get it.
    So you try to spice it up with witty commentary, some pop culture reference and hope it'll stick. well, it doesn't.

    It's plain embarrassing. this is so f'n awful it hurts my eyes from eye rolling.

  33. Posted by Irritable Guest | March 28, 2013 at 7:38 AM

    Go fuck yourself, Yaniv Vaknin.

  34. Posted by Guest | March 28, 2013 at 8:38 AM

    Certainly it's not as interesting to you as a facebook group that posts DUI checkpoints, Yaniv Vaknin.

  35. Posted by Hakuna Matata Guy | March 28, 2013 at 9:07 AM

    They wouldn't even let me take the field because I was too fat. Still bothers me, I would love another shot at the Crushers and the Putnam Generals.

    -Darien "White" alumni

  36. Posted by Guest | March 28, 2013 at 10:35 AM

    'my eyes hurt from rolling so much'

    illiterate pig fucker

  37. Posted by Guest | March 28, 2013 at 11:20 AM

    How are you getting paid? Some oDesk Klout farm?

  38. Posted by Yaniv Vaknin | March 28, 2013 at 1:42 PM

    HAHAHAHAHHA………… you're so mad (:

  39. Posted by Yaniv Vaknin | March 28, 2013 at 1:43 PM

    Projecting again?

  40. Posted by Yaniv Vaknin | March 28, 2013 at 1:51 PM

    Whats wrong with that? i'd thought after you got over frisked by that cop you'd appreciate it and join.

  41. Posted by Yaniv Vaknin | March 28, 2013 at 1:53 PM

    I love it when you guys turn from smug and thinking you're so damn funny to outright seething with rage.

  42. Posted by Yaniv Vaknin | March 28, 2013 at 1:54 PM

    Your mom pays in a different currency. don't you worry about it.

  43. Posted by Guest | March 28, 2013 at 2:34 PM

    omg Yaniv ball so hard on dat comments sexcyion … get back to work bitch

  44. Posted by Guest | April 25, 2013 at 3:02 PM

    What are the Southeastern Queens chapter of the Jewish Crips? Was Ichan ever really in a gang?