Kenneth Griffin (50), a billionaire who founded hedge fund Citadel, purchased a penthouse at architect Robert A.M. Stern’s 220 Central Park South in New York City for $238 million. According to the Wall Street Journal, this is an all-time American record for a residential property.
Griffin, whose fortune is estimated at $8.7 billion, and his personal spokesman confirmed the sale of the prestigious property – still under construction but is nearing completion – in the heart of Manhattan.
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The unfurnished penthouse spreads across floors 50 through 53, a 24,000-square-foot, is a combination of two separate units. Amenities at the south tower, include private dining and entertaining spaces, spa, library, a fitness center, basketball court, and parking.
This is not the first time Griffin has been buying apartments at high prices and breaking records. Just last year he bought a few floors of a building in Chicago for $58.75 million, and then broke another record, “more modest”: the highest price purchased in Chicago.
In 2015 he bought a penthouse in Miami for $60 million, and even then – you guessed it – he broke the local record. Griffin, originally from Florida, began his financial career at the age of 19, from his dormitory room at Harvard. In early 2014, he donated $150 million to the university he attended.