When asked how much he'd like to invest in seeding new activist funds, Icahn said investing $1 billion would be extremely immaterial to his firm.
CNBC's David Faber and Carl Icahn, chairman, Icahn Enterprises, discuss corporate boards, a dysfunctional system, his impact as an activist investor and why what he does is important, as well as the use of poison pills to fend off activists. He also finds himself in the unusual position of defending Bill Ackman's recent efforts to partner with Valeant and acquire Allergan.
Virtually every Pershing Square Capital investment appears to have made money this year.
It's Talking Squawk, the official "Squawk Box" blog, this week with Bill Miller on bitcoin, a truce between eBay and Carl Icahn, and Sam Zell on taxes.
These are short-term, millionaire investors looking out for themselves, says Jacob Zamansky, Zamansky & Associates Partner, sharing his opinions on activist investors.
Carl Icahn and eBay struck a deal for Icahn to end his demand the company sell a minority stake in its PayPal unit to shareholders. CNBC's Scott Wapner provides insight into his interview with Icahn on "Fast Money Halftime Report."
A deal to stave off a proxy fight with eBay was a win-win situation, activist investor Carl Icahn says.
Carl Icahn of Icahn Enterprises provides perspective on the "loved market" right now, and why investors should remain cautious. "A lot of the earnings are sort of artificial," he says.
CNBC's Scott Wapner asks Carl Icahn of Icahn Enterprises, how much he made in eBay so far.
Carl Icahn of Icahn Enterprises discusses the value of activism, and why he thinks eBay is "very undervalued."
Carl Icahn of Icahn Enterprises remarks on why he thought all shareholders should consider whether eBay CEO John Donahoe is "either incompetent or negligent."
Carl Icahn of Icahn Enterprises explains why withdrawing his proposal to spin off PayPal is a win-win for all shareholders. He says he "continues to think the company should be separated."
CNBC's Scott Wapner discusses investor Carl Icahn's settlement with eBay to withdraw his proposals to separate eBay's PayPal business.
EBay announced it will—at Carl Icahn's urging—appoint business executive David Dorman as an independent director. In exchange, Icahn said he'll back off.
The proxy fight between Carl Icahn and eBay is over. The "Squawk on the Street" news team discuss Icahn's agreement to withdraw both of his proposals to separate eBay's PayPal business and nominees to the company board.
This is a real win-win, says John Donahoe, eBay president and CEO, sharing his thoughts on Carl Icahn withdrawing his proposal to separate eBay from its PayPal unit.
Activist investor Carl Icahn and eBay have reached an agreement to end their proxy battle, reports CNBC's Andrew Ross Sorkin.
The maker of iPads and iPhones has a problem that anyone would like to have: What to do with a vast amount of cash. The New York Times reports.
Insiders say the Google stock split Wednesday will be one of the biggest changes to the S&P 500 ever.
Martin Lipton, partner at Wachtell Lipton, spoke out on "Squawk Box" about the role of activist investors. Securities lawyer Andrew Stoltmann; and CNBC's Robert Frank and Scott Cohn, discuss.