Billionaire Ken Griffin buys NYC penthouse for record $238M

by Bamidele Ogunberu Posted on January 24th, 2019

New York City: Chicago billionaire hedge fund founder Ken Griffin has bought a penthouse in New York for roughly $238 million. The deal sets a record for the highest-priced home ever sold in the U.S.

The founder of the Citadel hedge fund purchased the Manhattan penthouse at an under-construction high-rise, 220 Central Park South.

Ken Griffin is no stranger to multimillion-dollar homes. He bought several floors of a Chicago condominium this year for $58.75 million, setting a record for the most expensive home ever bought in Chicago. In 2015, he bought a Miami penthouse for $60 million, setting the record for a Miami condo. And earlier this month, he acquired a London home for $122 million.

Ken Griffin reportedly began investing at 19 in his Harvard dorm.

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