Bloomberg: Do you think he's made a mistake on this one? Icahn: Well, if you look at his record lately, he has made a few very big mistakes. I am not going to say just this one. I am not here to question Ackman. I do not want to get pulled into that again...I look at it as a great opportunity. Ironically, I thank him for giving it to me. Does not mean I like him...I do not respect him. I do not like him. [BloombergTV, earlier]
How Should Bill Ackman And Carl Icahn Settle This Thing Once And For All?
When Mark Hughs founded a multi-level marketing company called Herbalife in 1980, he probably thought it had the power to do a lot of things. Help people lose weight. Makes others rich. Shake up the diet industry. What he mostly likely did not expect, however, was that his li'l company that could would reignite a feud between two billionaires that would devolve into a flurry of press releases quibbling over who was dying to be friends with whom, shouting matches on live TV, and, we predict, someone telling someone else he has a right mind to "Rip the eyes out of your head and piss into your dead skull! You messed with the wrong hedge fund manager!"
Carl Icahn Still Thinks Bill Ackman Is A Bum, But That's Just, Like, His Opinion
There are many people in the universe who are fans of hedge fund manager Bill Ackman. They like his style. His charm. The way he makes them feel. The fact that he's not afraid to show his emotions or give them an honest opinion about their new dress or say "You know what? Those highlights really aren't working for you." Carl Icahn, however, is not one of those people. Save for a fleeting moment of supposed amicability following "a lengthy, boozy dinner," Icahn has viewed Ackman as a punk for nearly a decade; an untrustworthy little jerk who Ichan's friends supposedly told him not to do business with. (The feeling being more than a little mutual; as Ackman has put it, "The guy is a shakedown artist. His word is worthless.”) Anyway, in case anyone was wondering if the investors had put an end to their feud with another long, booze-filled meal, wonder no longer.
Herbalife Would've Gone Down For The Dirt Nap Months Ago If Carl Icahn Had Minded His Own Business: Bill Ackman, Basically
Ackman knows this much to be true.
Carl Icahn Finds 307,000 More Ways To Tell Bill Ackman "I Will Haunt Your Dreams"
The Pershing Square manager will never be free of this guy.
Carl Icahn Buys 2.3 Million Herbalife Shares Just to Spite Bill Ackman
If he has to, he'll go door to door selling shakes.
Falcon Heavy And Herbalife: A Bill Ackman-Carl Icahn Story
Carl and Bill take their fraught bromance where it belongs: to the moon.