This is a record for an individual transaction.
Ekaterina Rybolovleva – whose father Dimitriy Rybolovlev made his fortune in fertilizers – has not even negotiated the price of this apartment, which overlooks Central Park, specifies “Forbes”. She paid 140,000 dollars per m2.
The young woman, a Monegasque resident who has also lived in Switzerland for the past fifteen years, is currently studying at an unspecified American university. This ten-room apartment will be her base when she comes to New York. The accommodation has so far belonged to Sanford Weill, former chairman of Citigroup bank.
The previous record for a private home purchase in New York was $ 53 million for a townhouse purchased in 2006 by investor Christopher Flowers. He sold it back in August for $ 36 million.