Hedge-fund manager Ken Griffin's $238 million NYC apartment shattered the US real estate record - here's a look at his record-setting properties and penthouses
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- Billionaire hedge-fund manager Ken Griffin has been on a real-estate spending spree.
- Most recently, he purchased a $238 million NYC penthouse that's now the most expensive home sale in the US.
- Other notable recent transactions include a $58.75 million purchase in Chicago and a $122 million London mansion.
Ken Griffin is on a real-estate spending spree that's seen him break a major record in the first weeks of 2019.
Most recently, he dished out $238 million for a sprawling New York City apartment. The 23,000-square-foot penthouse unit at 220 Central Park South is now the most expensive home ever sold in the US; it shattered the previous record, a $137 million Hamptons home purchased by Barry Rosenstein in 2014, by more than $100 million.
But that's just the tip of the real estate iceberg.
Just days before news of his NYC purchase was announced, news broke of Griffin's $122 million mansion purchase in London. According to Bloomberg, the historic mansion is about a half mile from Buckingham Palace. And, on January 11, the Chicago Tribune reported that he dropped $58.75 million on 4 top-level floors in a Near North condominium in Chicago.
Here's a quick look at some of Griffin's notable properties, in the US and beyond.