Ivan Boesky, inspiration for ‘Wall Street’ villain Gordon Gekko, dead at 87

Ivan Boesky, an infamous Wall Street figure who inspired the creation of Gordon Gekko, the villain in the movie “Wall Street”, has sadly passed away at the age of 87. Boesky was a well-known arbitrageur who became famous in the 1980s for his prominent role in several major corporate takeovers. His insider trading activities ultimately led to his downfall, making him a symbol of the greed and excess of the 1980s Wall Street. Despite the negative aspects of his legacy, his cultural impact remains significant. He is survived by his family and will be remembered by many in the world of finance.

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