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$40 million pays cabdriver from Georgia for New York mansion - Comments

A former cabdriver from Georgia who made a fortune in Russian oil and Manhattan real estate has bought a Fifth Avenue mansion for a record $40 million (Ђ33 million). Tamir Sapir, who immigrated to the United States 30 years ago, said he signed a contract last week to buy a 1901 Beaux-Arts mansion across the street from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in the city's affluent Upper East side

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