Herbalife, (HLF) the embattled nutritional supplements company, has released its second attack-video against its chief nemesis, Bill Ackman, accusing the hedge fund billionaire of enriching himself through activist campaigns that lead to massive layoffs at his targeted companies, the Fox Business Network has learned. "Billionaire Bill Ackman would like us to believe his corporate raiding has a higher purpose than mere wealth accumulation but for the tens of thousands of employees who lost their jobs because of his meddling he is probably more prince of darkness than white knight,” the video states. [FBN via ValueWalk]
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!"