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

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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 Kenneth Griffin, CEO of the hedge fund Citadel in Chicago, set a world record for a historical document at auction Thursday when he purchased the 1787 text, according to Sotheby’s auction house, which staged the sale.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…

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