If you want to break the record for the most expensive home in America, you’ll have to shell out just a little more than the $238 billion that billionaire hedge fund founder Ken Griffin just put down for his new digs in New York City.
The roughly 24,000 square foot apartment, which is located on Central Park, is housed in a nearly-complete 79-story tower that boasts a number of cool amenities, including a basketball court, golf simulator, juice bar, and numerous private dining rooms for residents and their guests.
Mr. Griffin holds an estimated net worth in excess of $9.6 billion, and he currently holds the number 138 spot on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. And he isn’t just setting real estate records in New York.
Just a few years ago, he also purchased the most expensive condominium – a $60 million deal – in Miami Beach. In addition, it’s been speculated that he will be breaking ground for a brand new mansion in Palm Beach, given his recent $260 million purchase of land in the area.
The previous “most expensive home in the U.S.” record was set by Barry Rosenstein – another hedge fund manager – back in 2014, when he inked a deal for a $137 million home in the Hamptons.
Via Vornado Realty Trust and Robert A.M. Stern Architects