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Sol Goldman

1987: Legendary NYC investor Sol Goldman dies

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Legendary New York City real estate investor Sol Goldman — who amassed a property fortune estimated to be worth $1 billion — died 25 years ago this month at age 70.

The Brooklyn-born Goldman started assembling his real estate fortune in the 1930s during the Great Depression, when he was only 17. Along with his frequent business partner Alex DiLorenzo, Jr., Goldman at one time owned New York trophy properties such as the Chrysler Building and the Stanhope Hotel. [more]