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Sheldon Solow, Billionaire Real Estate Developer, Dies at 92

  • His holdings included office buildings and 2,000 apartments
  • An avid art collector, he owned works by Mastisse, Modigliani
Sheldon Solow
Sheldon SolowPhotographer: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images

Sheldon Solow, a Brooklyn-born college drop-out who became a real estate billionaire by developing architecturally distinctive high-rise buildings in Manhattan, has died. He was 92.

He died Tuesday at Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York after a month-long battle with lymphoma, according to Mia Fonssagrives Solow, his wife of 48 years.