This Is How One Of Carl Icahn's Colleagues Knew He Would Be Massively Successful From A Young Age

Reuters/ Chip EastBloomberg News’ Zeke Faux has this fascinating story about billionaire Carl Icahn from his early days on the Street working as a young broker.  

This is an unconfirmed story, but we could totally see this happening.  From Bloomberg News:

Billionaire investor Carl Icahn‘s first Wall Street job was at Dreyfus & Co., according to his website. A former colleague who asked not to be identified because he still works in the industry said he knew Icahn would be successful when the colleague was trying to pick up a woman at a dance at a Catskills resort and saw Icahn sign up her father as a client. Icahn and Weill didn’t respond to messages seeking comment.

Well played, sir.

[Hat Tip: Kevin Roose]

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