The Wall Street billionaire who was the inspiration for Gordon Gekko just bought a 2-bedroom apartment for $30 million that overlooks Central Park


834 Fifth Avenue

Sotheby's International Realty

The Central Park views are responsible for a large part of the co-op's $30 million price tag.

The Fifth Ave home of the late philanthropist Carroll Petrie has been sold to Wall Street billionaire James Tomilson Hill, vice chairman of the Blackstone Group hedge fund the Real Deal reports.


Hill passed through the notoriously picky co-op board at 834 Fifth Avenue to buy the $30 million 2 bedroom apartment. It features 11.5-foot height ceilings, a real fireplace, and a staff wing.

The building has some of the most expensive real estate in the city, and Jets owner and businessman Woody Johnson sold a condo in the building for $80 million last year. Rupert Murdoch also previously owned an apartment at the address.

Hill's slicked back hairstyle is reportedly the inspiration for the physical appearance of Michael Douglass' character in the the 1987 film "Wall Street."

Serena Boardman of Sotheby's International Realty had the listing, which has since been taken down after selling.