Icahn interned at Goldman Sachs. Shortly after, he directed art films. In 2001, he founded Myelin Media. He joined his father's company, Icahn Enterprises, in 2002. Since June 2004, he has been an investment analyst for Icahn Partners LP, Icahn Master, Icahn Master II and Icahn Master III and Icahn Partners Master Fund LP, and Icahn Master.
On Wednesday, President-elect Donald Trump convened a meeting with the top execs from the tech world. The meeting was the first major summit between technology leaders and Trump, who has had a shaky relationship with the tech industry and publicly criticized companies such as Apple and Amazon while running for office.
Icahn was raised in the Far Rockaway, Queens section of New York City, where he attended Far Rockaway High School. His family was Jewish. His father, an atheist, was a cantor, and later a substitute teacher. His mother also worked as a schoolteacher.
A mass exodus was underway at the State Department on Thursday as the department's entire senior level of management officials abruptly left positions they had held for decades. It is unclear whether the senior foreign service officers resigned in protest, as the Washington Post reported, or were asked to leave by the new administration, as CNN has reported.