World’s richest man buys New York mansion

July 29th, 2010 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS  

New York, July 29 (IANS) Mexican Carlos Slim, the world’s richest man, has just bought a magnificient mansion in New York for a whopping $44 million.
Slim already owns a major interest in the New York Times and a major office building in Manhattan.

He has now bought the Duke-Semens mansion across the street from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Post reported Thursday.

The deal was closed for $44 million cash.

The multi-billionaire snatched the house from a Russian buyer whose starting bid was around $37 million.

Forbes reported that Slim’s family net worth was $53.5 billion.

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