Most expensive home in US history bought by this billionaire

Hedge fund billionaire Ken Griffin just made history after he closed a deal to buy the most expensive home ever sold in the U.S., dropping a whopping $238 million for the residence.

The property, which is still under construction, reportedly covers several floors inside the new 79-story condo tower known as 220 Central Park South, overlooking New York City's iconic Central Park.

FILE- In this May 26, 2016, file photo, a crane sits atop ongoing construction for a condominium skyscraper at 220 Central Park South in New York. Citadel hedge fund founder Ken Griffin has purchased a penthouse in New York for roughly $238 million.

The Wall Street Journal was first to report the deal is the most expensive U.S. home purchase on record.

However, Griffin, the founder of Chicago-based hedge fund Citadel is no stranger to record-setting real estate deals either.

Over the past few years, he has set most-expensive-home records in not only New York, but Chicago and Miami as well.

Earlier this month, several Chicago-based media outlets reported that Griffin bought the top four floors of a new condo tower in the city for $58.5 million. That price tag squashes the city’s previous record of $18.5 million paid by “Star Wars” creator George Lucas and his wife for a condo.

Then in 2015, he bought a Miami penthouse for $60 million, which set the record for a Miami condo.

But it doesn’t end there. He has also spent more than $200 million for land in Palm Beach, Florida, to build a home and he also purchased a home in London for $122 million.


While it seems like Griffin is splashing the cash recently, it still seems like pennies compared to his net worth of more than $8.7 billion, according to Bloomberg Billionaires Index.