News & Notes: Icahn ’57 donates $200 million to rename Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Carl Icahn ’57, the Wall Street billionaire who donated $20 million to finance Carl Icahn Laboratory in 1999, has donated 10 times that amount to Mount Sinai School of Medicine, which will be renamed the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. The $200 million gift was reported by The New York Times Thursday.
Icahn grew up in Queens and attended medical school at New York University for two years at the request of his mother. But he then dropped out to enter finance, founding his own firm only 11 years after graduating from the University. At his firm, Icahn was criticized as a corporate raider for his company’s work in mergers and acquisitions.
Icahn eventually amassed a net worth of $14.8 billion and is ranked 21st on Forbes’ list of wealthiest Americans. At Princeton, Icahn was a member of the business department of The Daily Princetonian and won the prize for top thesis in the philosophy department.
Correction: Due to a reporting error, a previous version of this article incorrectly stated the class year of Carl Icahn '57. The 'Prince' regrets the error.
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