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Icahn vs. Halle: When Billionaires Collide, the Numbers Don't Always Add Up

Posted on December 28, 2015

Carl Icahn seems to embrace publicity. It is in the best interest of Icahn Enterprises LLC, the company that is bidding on Pep Boys-Manny, Moe & Jack.

Selling tires cheaply helped earn Discount Tire Chairman Bruce Halle a spot on The Forbes 400 list.
Selling tires cheaply helped earn Discount Tire Chairman Bruce Halle a spot on The Forbes 400 list.
Bruce Halle, who oversees Discount Tire, the largest independent tire chain in the U.S., rarely seeks out publicity. Instead, he lets others take credit and tends to stay out of the limelight.

Even when he won the Modern Tire Dealer Tire Dealer of the Year Award in 2014, he couldn't stop talking about everyone else in his organization.

So when Forbes published its 2015 Forbes 400 list, Halle probably said nothing about his ranking, which was based on the magazine's estimates.

However, one aspect of the ranking rankled Modern Tire Dealer Editor Bob Ulrich, who couldn't let the slight slight go. "How could Icahn rank ahead of Halle in such an important, informative category?" he says.

To find out what Ulrich is talking about, check out his latest blog, "Forbes Treats Carl Icahn Differently than Discount Tire's Bruce Halle."

Is Icahn an icon to you? Or is Bruce Halle the perfect "10"? Read the blog, then let us know what you think by leaving a comment!

Related Topics: B.O.B., Bridgestone Americas, Bruce Halle, Carl Icahn, Discount Tire, Forbes 400, Pep Boys financials

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