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Billionaire Ken Griffin’s Son Told Him ‘You Have to Buy the Constitution’

  • Billionaire approached crypto group, couldn’t reach agreement
  • Citadel founder told himself, ‘I am going to own this’
Bidding for the U.S. Constitution in New York, on Nov. 18.
Bidding for the U.S. Constitution in New York, on Nov. 18.Source: Sotheby’s
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Why did Citadel founder Ken Griffin buy a copy of the U.S. Constitution last month for $43.2 million? His son told him to. 

“I was sitting at home in New York and my son calls me to say, ‘Dad, you have to buy the Constitution,’” Griffin said in an interview after a luncheon hosted by the Palm Beach Civic Association at the Florida city’s Four Seasons hotel. Griffin didn’t give his son’s specific reason for wanting his father to make the purchase.