Top Five Wealthiest People in New York

Carl Icahn

Net Worth: $10.5 billion

Profession: He’s an American financier, corporate raider, and private equity investor.

How He Got Rich: As one of the richest people in New York City, Icahn stacked up his fortune by staging corporate buyouts in the 1980s.

Cool Facts: He dropped out of New York University, and in 2001, he was named Guardian Angel Man of the Year for his many contributions to charity.

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