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Chicago Billionaire Buys New York Penthouse for $238M, Setting US Record

Griffin is no stranger to multi-million dollar homes - he bought several floors of a Chicago condominium this year for $58.75 million

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    Chicago Billionaire Buys New York Penthouse for $238M, Setting US Record
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    NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 12: Founder and CEO at Citadel LLC Kenneth C. Griffin participate in a discussion at the New York Times 2013 DealBook Conference in New York at the New York Times Building on November 12, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for The New York Times)

    A billionaire hedge fund founder has purchased a penthouse in New York for roughly $238 million. 

    The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday that the deal sets a record for the highest-priced home ever sold in the U.S. 

    Citadel hedge fund founder Ken Griffin purchased the Manhattan penthouse at an under-construction high-rise, 220 Central Park South. 

    Griffin is no stranger to multi-million dollar homes. He bought several floors of a Chicago condominium this year for $58.75 million, setting a record for the most expensive home ever bought in Chicago. In 2015, he bought a Miami penthouse for $60 million, setting the record for a Miami condo. And earlier this month, he acquired a London home for $122 million. 

    The Journal reports that Griffin began investing at 19 in his Harvard dorm.

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