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Billy Penn

This Philly car collector beat Ralph Lauren and Sam Walton to be ranked No. 1 in the world

Over the past decade, the unassuming display of classic cars tucked into an industrial section of Southwest Philly has received plenty of accolades.

Established in 2008, the Simeone Foundation has won dozens of awards for its historic vehicles, and it has twice been called “International Automotive Museum of the Year.”

But the latest nods have surprised even the museum’s founder, Philadelphia neurosurgeon Dr. Fred Simeone. The board of the prestigious, Liechtenstein-based Classic Car Trust in 2018 ranked Simeone No. 2 on the list of the world’s 100 most significant collectors. This year, he’s all alone at the top — No. 1 in the world.

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