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Hong Kong tycoon Diamond gives $ 48.4 million to his daughter 7 years

A Hong Kong real estate tycoon was identified today as the buyer of the most expensive diamond in the world, which was auctioned on Tuesday night in Switzerland by 48.39 million dollars.

According to the auction house Sotheby's in charge of the sale, the diamond set a world record for any jewel until now offered for sale at auction, beating the $ 46.2 million that a buyer also paid in Geneva in 2010 by a pink diamond.

The acquired this week is a blue diamond of 12.03 carats called "Blue Moon" and crimp on a ring, whose disbursement also broke the record price paid per carat, surpassing the 4 million.

The sale came a day after the same buyer acquired for $ 28.5 million a pink diamond of 16.08 carats, which he called his name "Sweet Josephine".

According to the Hong Kong local media, the new buyer is billionaire businessman Joseph Lau, who purchased the diamond nothing happened to call him "Josephine Blue Moon", in honor of his 7 year old daughter.

Lau is a renowned collector of art and wine also has one of the famous multicolored portraits of Mao Zedong by Andy Warhol, a painting bought for $ 17.4 million, as well as the famous painting poipoi You (The Morning), of Paul Gauguin, for which he paid $ 39.2 million.

Lau built his fortune on horseback in equity investments and takeovers in the eighties.

The Hong Kong tycoon listed in Forbes magazine as the sixth richest man in Hong Kong and the 114 richest in the world, with assets estimated value of 9.800 billion, according to the publication for this month.

Lau under sentence for fraud after being convicted in March last year for his role in a bribery scandal in the city of Macao.

It therefore received a prison sentence of five years did not meet because there is no extradition treaty between the former Portuguese enclave and Hong Kong. EFE

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