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Bill Ackman Has A Dream

Financial Times: You have received a lot of good press, but there has also been some criticism of some of the investment stances you have taken and also your trading techniques, specifically the short selling. In a way, your philanthropy does not seem to fit with how you live your professional life. How would you respond to that assertion? Bill Ackman: I think we’ve accomplished more for society in our for-profit activities than in our not-for-profit activities. My work with the Pershing Square Foundation is a continuum of what I do in my professional life. When the Foundation sees a problem we always ask if there is a business solution. I think most of the criticisms you have heard relate to my position on Herbalife. If I manage to close down that company I will consider it the greatest achievement of my life. [FT]

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15 Responses to “Bill Ackman Has A Dream”

  1. Dr. No says:

    He used to read Word Up magazine. Salt & Pepa and Heavy D up in the limousine

  2. Guest says:

    Bill,
    You'd be surprised how easy it is to close down a company. It's really not such a big deal.
    -Jon Corzine

  3. Guest says:

    "…but there has also been some criticism of some of the investment stances you have taken and also your trading techniques, specifically the short selling."

    umm, how about schlocking your book in a manner worthy of a Kardashian?

  4. Guest says:

    Icahn has this idiot's number.

  5. Bandersnatch says:

    To the last, I grapple with thee. From Hell's heart, I stab at thee! For hate's sake, I spit my last breath at thee!

  6. Guest says:

    Typical northeastern liberal. Weak constitution.

  7. Proverbs 16:31 says:

    Gray hair is a crown of splendor; it is attained in the way of righteousness.

  8. Guest says:

    I would think being a good husband and father and upstanding citizen would be somewhere on the "greatest achievement" list, but I don't know, maybe I'm old-fashioned that way.

  9. Puck It says:

    Bill, I think if you avoid having JCP go tits up, that will be the greatest achievement of your career.

    • Guest says:

      Yeah, just try and bring that bull malarkey down here son. You are begging for a Ft. Worth tune up.

  10. guest says:

    "If I manage to close down that company I will consider it the greatest achievement of my life"

    Funny Bill, I was thinking the same thing about Pershing Square

    -Carl Icahn

  11. J. R. Oppenheimer says:

    "Now I am become Ackman, Destroyer of Herbalife"

    — Bhagavad Gita, ancient Hindu text

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