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No One Has Ever Been Happier About Losing $185 Million Of His Inheritance Than Brett Icahn

"Brett, you were right" is worth at least that much.
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Carl Icahn finally deleted Netflix from his queue last month, $2 billion richer and prouder of his son than he could have ever imagined. But if he was still riding that “extremely overheated” wave, he’d be up $2.2 billion, which has got to make young Brett, who told Carl NOT to sell and to actually buy more, feel pretty good about things. At the very least, this $200M loss on Netflix is definitely not his fault, unlike times past.

Netflix’s stock is up nearly 20% since Mr. Icahn announced he sold the remainder of his stake in the stock on June 24. The last time he disclosed his position — of roughly 1.4 million shares — was March 31….

At the Delivering Alpha conference in New York this week, Mr. Icahn didn’t seem too concerned about Netflix’s performance since his exit. “Most of the time, I always sold too early or too soon,” he said. “I made all this money selling too early or too soon. You are never going to get the top.”

Carl Icahn’s Netflix Exit Has Cost Him $185 Million [WSJ MoneyBeat blog]


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Carl Icahn Gives Son Four Years To Prove Himself

Ten years ago, Carl Icahn hired his son Brett to be an analyst at Icahn Enterprises and the kid didn't fuck anything up so he got to keep his job. Two year ago, Carl gave Brett and another employee, David Schechter, $300 million to invest under the "Sargon portfolio," and the guys returned 96 percent (before fees) through June. Last month, Carl tossed the duo an additional $3 billion and a contract that expires in 2016, at which time Papa Icahn will either officially Brett a worthy successor or offer to serve as a reference for his next gig. Under a 46-page legal agreement filed with federal regulators last month, Brett Icahn and Schechter will get to invest their boss’s capital in companies with stock market values between $750 million and $10 billion. The deal may free the elder Icahn, who still has final say over many aspects of the portfolio, to focus on larger targets for shareholder activism. Brett, who turns 33 this month, along with Schechter has been running $300 million for his father, who owns more than 90 percent of Icahn Enterprises LP, a holding company with $24 billion in assets including activist investing partnerships as well as the Tropicana casinos, an oil refiner and an auto-parts maker. The arrangement expires after Carl turns 80 in 2016, giving Brett the chance to both prove his mettle as a successor and develop a track record to start his own hedge fund. After hiring Brett as an investment analyst a decade ago, Icahn allocated the $300 million to his son and Schechter in April 2010 to invest in loans and securities of companies with less than $2 billion in equity value. Their investments, internally dubbed the Sargon portfolio, generated a gross cumulative gain of 96 percent by the end of June, according to a July 27 filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission...“These two guys doubled our money over the last two years,” the elder Icahn said in an interview. “You can’t complain about that.” Carl Icahn Hands Son Brett $3 Billion To Prove His Mettle [Bloomberg]

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Carl Icahn To Retire

Or die. Whichever comes first.