With the market's tumultuous last few months driving down the price of equities, activist investors around the world have seen their stock investments take major hits.
- Carl Icahn has watched the value of his Yahoo! (YHOO) stake drop in half since May;
- Ralph Whitworth of Relational Investors recently resigned from the board of Sprint Nextel (S) but kept his stake in the company, even as shares have dropped 80% this year;
- Chris Hohn of The Children's Investment Fund exited his J-Power position at a loss earlier this year, after his calls for change were beaten back by the Japanese utility.