NY Times angel investor buys Doris Duke 5th Avenue mansion
- "Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim is extending his reach in New York with purchase of a century-old Beaux Arts townhouse on Fifth Avenue for $44 million — one of the most expensive townhouse sales ever in the city.
Last month, Slim paid $140 million for an 11-story office building at 417 Fifth Avenue in Midtown. Slim is a major investor in the New York Times.
- Slim built a telecommunications empire in Mexico and now tops Forbes magazine’s list of the richest people in the world.
- The 1901 house, known as the Duke-Semans mansion, was owned by descendants of the original owner, tobacco magnate Benjamin N. Duke, until 2006."...photo flickr wallyg