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Jon Stewart Sells $17.5M PH For Three Times What He Paid

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Naturally, because Jon Stewart is a god of comedy, his real estate transactions include a dose of wit. The LLC that shielded the sale of the Tribeca combo he just offloaded for $17.5 million is called the Stanley Monkey Trust, a name that comes from his pets: the former is a cat and the latter is a pitbull terrier. Though the 5,802-square-foot duplex penthouse at 161 Hudson Street was never publicly on the market, old listings show the penthouse loft—which has 40 windows, three exposures, a 600-square-foot private terrace and a 1,200-square-foot roof—as it was when Stewart first bought it. The Daily Show host walked away with a pretty hefty chunk of change, seeing as how he bought combined units 9A and 8B back in 2005 for a mere $5,800,000. That's a 201.1 percent profit.

· Jon Stewart sells Tribeca pad for $17.5M [TRD]
· Jon Stewart sells his Tribeca penthouse for $17.5M [NYDN]
· All Jon Stewart coverage [Curbed]
· Celebrity Real Estate archive [Curbed]