LLOYD Blankfein’s beard caught everyone’s attention at Davos in January. But now another bit of designer stubble is turning heads in Wall Street – and it belongs to Icahn Enterprises chairman Carl Icahn.
Yes, Icahn, 77 – currently facing tough questions from the Dell board over what he has planned for the firm – is the latest financial giant to grow a beard.
Perhaps the so-called “raider” wants a softer image. Like Santa?
■ We all know there are some pricey servings of Wagyu beef on offer at City restaurants, but a new hamburger costing $325,000 per portion is by far the most eye-watering piece of meat The Capitalist has come across. Whether it is equally mouth-watering on the other hand, remains to be seen. The test-tube burger, created by Netherlands tissue engineer Dr Mark Post, is made from bovine stem cells in a laboratory and there are plans for a London tasting event. But will you find it at a Square Mile steakhouse soon? “I am curious to see who serves it” one restaurant owner told The Capitalist. And surely who eats it, too.