US News

Billionaire who paid record price for US Constitution to lend it to museum

Published by

New York (AFP) – Auctioneers revealed Friday the identity of the buyer of an extremely rare original copy of the US Constitution for a record $43 million — a billionaire who will loan it to a museum to maximize the document’s viewing. Kenneth Griffin, CEO of the hedge fund Citadel in Chicago, set a world record for a historical document at auction Thursday when he purchased the 1787 text, according to Sotheby’s auction house, which staged the sale. The 53-year-old billionaire’s personal fortune is estimated at nearly $21 billion, according to Forbes, making him the 47th richest American. Cita…

Read More

Facebook Comments

Check Also

As global costs soar, Japan’s ‘shrinkflation’ gets harder to swallow

Published by Reuters By Kantaro Komiya and Daniel ...