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$238 Million Sale of NYC Penthouse Shatters All Previous Records, Becomes the Most Expensive Sale in U.S. History

A 24,000 square foot penthouse in 220 Central Park South forever changed the face of luxury real estate in the United States, as billionaire Ken Griffin just paid a staggering $238 million for the 4-floor unit.

Griffin, who also happens to be the richest man in Illinois, is no stranger to shattering real estate records: just a couple of weeks ago, he closed on one of the priciest deals in London history with his acquisition of a $122 million mansion — previously owned by Charles de Gaulle — that’s located near Buckingham Palace. 

Read more about the biggest real estate deal in U.S. history (and about the billionaire who now holds the record.)

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