It has been recently found out that Ekaterina Rybolovleva, the daughter of Russian billionaire Dmitriy Rybolovlev, is going to be a happy owner of the luxurious apartments.
The 22-year-old was born in Russia but has lived in Monaco and Switzerland for the past 15 years. Now Rybolovleva is studying at a U.S. university and wants to use the property when visiting New York.
By the way, Dmitriy Rybolovlev, holds 93 point in the list of the richest, according to Forbes, with a net worth around $9.5 billion. He made his fortune through a fertilizer business, Uralkali, which he sold in 2010.
Ekaterina Rybolovlevaâ€™s representatives confirmed a woman had signed a contract to buy Weillâ€™s apartment at 15 Central Park West: â€śA company associated with Ekaterina Rybolovleva, daughter of a well-known businessman Dmitriy Rybolovlev, has signed a contract to purchase an apartment at 15 Central Park West, New York. The apartment is a condominium currently owned by the Sanford Weill Family.â€ť
The property was previously bought by Weil and his wife Joan for a then record $42.4 million, has said that the proceeds of this sale would be donated to charity, according to the New York Observer.
The apartment, located in Manhattan, has 10 rooms: 4 bedrooms, a terrace of more than 2,000 sq. feet and 2 wood burning fireplaces. â€śThis sale is an outlier. It works out to be about $13,000 per sq. foot, the highest on record, for anything, that has ever occurred,â€ť says Jonathan Miller, chief executive of real estate appraiser Miller Samuel.
â€śWhat is ironic is that when Sandy Weill bought it for less than half this amount, he paid the highest price per sq foot to date in that building, around, $6,400 per sq. foot. He is again setting a record.â€ť
It is not the first time when the Rybolovlevs become topics for discussion for both real estate transactions and personal life. For example, in 1996, Rybovlev was suspected in murdering a fellow businessman but then he was acquitted for lack of evidence, reported The Daily Mail.
In 2008, he bought Donald Trumpâ€™s 33,000-square-foot Palm Beach mansion for $95 million.Â And, finally, he is now battling his wife, Elena, over control of that mansion in their ongoing, billion-dollar divorce.
Ekaterina Rybolovleva paid full asking price for the apartment setting a record for highest individual transaction in New York City history.
The previous real estate record was set in 2006 when a private-equity investor, Christopher Flowers, purchased a townhouse at 4 east 75th Street having paid $53 million. In August 15 he resold the house for just over $36 million.
This year there were some more notable real estate sales in the city, according to Miller. Russian composer Igor Krutoy purchased a condo at the Plaza in March having paid a record $48 million, and a townhouse at 16 East 69th Street sold for $48 million in July.
In July, heiress Petra Ecclestone, daughter of UK Formula One billionaire Bernie Ecclestone, apparently paid $85 million for Spelling Manor, the 56,500-square foot mansion that was previously owned by Candy Spelling, widow of famed TV producer Aaron Spelling, whose works include the ‘Beverly Hills 90210,’ ‘Charlieâ€™s Angels,’ and ‘Dynasty’ series. [Via ForbesÂ and Global Post]