Why Bill Ackman sees activist investing as a moral crusade

For the Pershing Square Capital Management CEO, activist investing is just as much a moral calling as it is a lucrative one
Bill Ackman attends the Hamptons International Film Festival SummerDocs Series screening of 'Betting On Zero' at Guild Hall on August 6, 2016 in East Hampton, New York.
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Bill Ackman's billion-dollar bet against Herbalife

Mar 16, 2017
'Betting on Zero' documents the not-so-simple story of Ackman's attempts to short the nutrition company's stock.
The documentary film “Betting on Zero” chronicles investor Bill Ackman’s billion-dollar bet against the nutrition and weight management company Herbalife.
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Herbalife suffers after David Einhorn asks questions

May 2, 2012
You may not take a diet or nutritional supplement made by the company Herbalife, but you might want to watch its stock today, which is rebounding at the moment. But Tuesday, shareholders lost $1.6 billion, all because one activist investor…

Herbalife critics call company a pyramid scheme

Jan 2, 2012
The nutrition-supplement giant says the allegations are bogus and is back fighting to save its reputation and its future.