NEW YORK —The 22-year-old daughter of Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev purchased a 6,744-square foot apartment at 15 Central Park West costing a whopping $88 million and breaking the record for the highest individual transaction in New York City history, Forbes magazine reported.
The previous record was held by investor Christopher Flowers, who paid $53 million for a townhouse at 4 east 75th St. The mega-apartment was listed by former Citigroup chairman Sandy Weill in November, who promised to donate the proceeds of the sale to charity.
The vacation home calculates to about $13,000 per square foot. The luxury apartment comes with four bedrooms, two wood-burning fireplaces and a 2,000-square-foot wraparound terrace.
Rybolovleva was born in Russia, is a resident of Monaco and has lived in Monaco and Switzerland for the past 15 years. Her father acquired his wealth during post-Soviet privatization and is the former owner of a fertilizer business, according to the AFP news agency.
She is the second billionaire heiress to make real estate headlines this year. Formula One honcho Bernie Ecclestone's 22-year-old daughter, Petra, bought the 56,500-square-foot Beverly Hills mansion previously owned by Candy Spelling for $85 million in cash in July.