Donald Trump, the US President elect thrives in appointing billionaires to assist him in his government. The billionaires included in his cabinet are Wilbur Ross, his pick as Commerce Secretary, Todd Ricketts, who is the nominee for deputy commerce secretary, Education secretary nominee Betsy De Vos, and Vincent Viola, who is Trump’s pick for secretary of the Army.
Carl Icahn, long notorious for asset stripping and destroying jobs, is the seventh billionaire to be assigned a major role in the Trump administration.
Icahn would serve as Special Advisor to the President on Regulatory Reform under Trump.
According to Forbes he is worth $16.5 billion, making him the 50th richest man in the world.
Mr. Icahn, also controls an oil refiner and has spent months fighting the Environmental Protection Agency over a rule he says hurts the industry.