A 22-year-old Russian heiress has reportedly bought financier Sanford Weill’s Manhattan penthouse for the full asking price of $88,000,000!! This makes it the most expensive residential real estate deal in New York City history. The lavish 6,744 square foot apartment, located at 15 Central Park West, was purchased by Sanford and his wife for around $43.7 million back in 2007. They then put it on the market less than 2 months ago. The Russian heiress, Ekaterina Rybolovlev, is the daughter of billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev; who is worth an estimated $9.5 billion. Ekaterina will stay in the apartment while she studies at a university.
What’s with these really young heiresses buying outlandishly expensive properties?! If you weren’t already aware, 22-year-old Petra Eccelstone, another billionaire heiress, purchased Candy Spelling’s California mega mansion for a whopping $85 million not too long ago.
Also, Ekaterina’s father Dimitry was the buyer of Donald Trump’s Maison L’Amitie estate in Palm Beach, FL. He bought it for a jaw-dropping $95 million back in 2008.