A look at Ken Griffin's record-breaking homes around the world

While hedge fund billionaire Ken Griffin made the history books this week for purchasing the most expensive home ever sold in the U.S., dropping a whopping $238 million for a New York City penthouse, the lavish purchase is merely an addition to an already long list of extreme real estate properties.

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

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Here’s a look at some of Griffin’s top real estate purchases in recent years.

220 Central Park South

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

Price Tag: $238 million

While the property is still under construction, Griffin reportedly bought a massive unit inside this Central Park South building, joining the likes of musician Sting and other billionaires, including Daniel Och.

Carlton Gardens, London

Price Tag: $122 million

Earlier this month, Griffin reportedly spent $122 million for a newly renovated townhouse near Buckingham Palace. It, however, is not the most expensive home ever purchased in the U.K.

No. 9 Walton, Chicago

Price Tag: $58.5 million

In addition to his pricey U.K purchase, Griffin also set a new real estate record in Chicago earlier this month. Several local outlets reported that he bought the top four floors of the No. 9 Walton 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.

Faena House, Miami

Price Tag: $60 million

In 2015, Griffin made his first record-breaking purchase by nabbing up a $60 million condo and unit at Miami’s Faena House. A year later, he listed while for $73 million, according The Wall Street Journal, but ended up not selling them.

Palm Beach

Aerial drone image of Palm Beach Florida rich mansions on the beach

Price Tag: $250 million

In July, Griffin made local headlines by purchasing a Palm Beach home for $20.25 million but the purchase was just to top off his more than $200 million investment on surrounding land in the area. Griffin has reportedly spent more than $250 assembling land since late 2012 to build a home.