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Carlos Slim seeks US$80m for his New York house

Mr Slim, world's third-richest person, bought the 20,000 sq ft home for US$44 million in July 2010 as an investment

New York

MEXICAN billionaire Carlos Slim put his Manhattan townhouse on the market for US$80 million, almost double what he paid for the Fifth Avenue property in 2010.

The 20,000 square foot Duke Semans Mansion, at 1009 Fifth Ave, was listed last week by Sotheby's International