Ken Griffin’s $238 million NYC penthouse is the most expensive home ever sold in the US.
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Billionaire hedge-fund manager Ken Griffin has been on a real-estate spending spree. In January, he purchased a $238 million NYC penthouse that’s now the most expensive home sale in the US. Most recently, he dropped $99.13 million on a home in Palm Beach that sits next door to his massive 17-acre oceanfront property, according to the Palm Beach Daily News. Other notable recent transactions include a $58.75 million purchase in Chicago and a $122 million London mansion. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Ken Griffin has been on a real-estate spending spree this year. In January, 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. Read more: A $68 million Miami penthouse with 2 infinity pools could shatter Florida’s real-estate record. Here’s a look inside the sprawling apartment 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 four top-level floors in a Near North condo in Chicago. Most recently, he dropped $99.13 million on a home in Palm Beach that sits next door to his massive 17-acre oceanfront property — the largest estate in Palm Beach, according to the Palm Beach Daily News. Here’s a quick look at some of Griffin’s notable properties, in the US and beyond.

Ken Griffin is a hedge-fund manager whose net worth is an estimated $12.7 billion. That makes him the richest man in Illinois and one of the richest men in the world.

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Griffin is the CEO of Citadel, a hedge fund founded in 1990 that manages $30 billion in assets. He’s also well-known for his philanthropy — in August, for example, he donated $20 million to Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach, Florida — but currently, it’s his real-estate investments that are making the news.

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In January, Griffin bought the penthouse apartment of 220 Central Park South. It’s the most expensive real estate transaction in the US.

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The luxury apartment takes up floors 50 through 53 and sits on the southern edge of Central Park.

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… and is separated from the southern entrance to Central Park by just one street.

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Just days prior to his NYC purchase, news also broke of Griffin purchasing a $122 million London mansion at 3 Carlton Gardens. The Wall Street Journal reports that the purchase is one of the most expensive London has ever seen.

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The mansion is a half mile away from Buckingham Palace.

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Griffin’s 200-year-old London pad overlooks St. James Park and includes a gym, a pool, and an underground extension.

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Griffin also holds the record for the Chicago area’s priciest real-estate sale: According to the Chicago Tribune, in November 2018, he bought four floors of luxury condo building No. 9 Walton for $58.75 million.

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His purchase encompasses floors 35 through 38 of No. 9 Walton.

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The building is in the Near North area of Chicago, near the banks of Lake Michigan and in the midst of a thriving restaurant scene on Oak and Rush streets.

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The building has been described as Chicago’s “number one address” and is about a block away from the Waldorf Astoria.

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Griffin also holds the real-estate record in Miami: In 2015, he dropped $60 million on two properties — a five-bedroom penthouse and the three-bedroom condo directly below it — in an 18-story condo called Faena House in Miami Beach.

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Beyond his Miami penthouse, Griffin has also accumulated nearly $250 million of real estate in the Billionaires Row area of Palm Beach, Florida, with intentions of building a mansion.

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Notably, Griffin’s Palm Beach property is just south of Donald Trump’s Mar-A-Lago Club.

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But Griffin’s interest in Palm Beach doesn’t end there. The Palm Beach Daily News reported in September that, according to sources, the billionaire dropped $99.13 million on the house next door to his 17-acre property.

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According to the Palm Beach Daily News, the $99 million home on 60 Blossom Way spans 3.7 acres and adds about 320 feet of beach frontage to Griffin’s real-estate portfolio.

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