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Carl Icahn Is Basically Just Live-Tweeting His Phone Calls Now

Carl Icahn, billionaire investor and chairman of Icahn Enterprises Holdings LP, stands outside of the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York, U.S., on Tuesday, March 27, 2012. Icahn announced his intention last month to offer $30 a share and give CVR Energy Inc. holders a right to as much as an additional $7 a share, a proposal that values the company at at least $2.6 billion, according to Bloomberg via Getty Images calculations.
Gets this whole “viral” thing. Photo: Scott Eells/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Billionaire investor and professional grumpy old man Carl Icahn had a chat on the phone today with Apple CEO Tim Cook. The two men discussed, presumably, the new ramen-burger fad and Kendrick Lamar’s diss verse, along with some business about Apple. Icahn came away impressed enough with Cook that he took to Twitter and announced that he had a “large position” in Apple stock. The tweet – which I like to think Icahn fired off while on the john, once he’d run out of Candy Crush lives – sent Apple’s stock up 4 percent, boosting its market cap by about $10 billion.

Icahn continued:

Tim Cook: Print these tweets out, put them up on your wall. In three months, when Icahn is yelling at you on CNBC, you’ll want to remember the good times.

Carl Icahn Is Now Live-Tweeting His Phone Calls