Imagine being able to say you had broken a record and lived in a multi-million dollar apartment at the tender age of 22.
Introducing Ekatarina Rybolovleva, the college student who is going to do just that. The young Russian heiress, who is studying at an unnamed American university (Harvard, say rumors), paid the full asking price of $88 million dollars for her penthouse apartment while managing to break the record for the highest individual transaction in New York City history, as reported by Forbes. The broker’s commission is about $3.5 million making it the most expensive condo in the big apple, according to the Huffington Post.
The 6,744-foot condo on Central Park West, in one of the toniest post-war buildings in Manhattan, includes 10 rooms, a wrap around terrace of more than 2,000 sq. feet, 2 wood burning fireplaces and breathtaking views of the park.
Rybolovleva, the daughter of Russian billionaire Dmitriy Rybolovlev plans to stay in the apartment, located at 15 Central Park West, while visiting the city.
Previous owner and former Citigroup chairman Sandy Weill listed the penthouse for $88 million, with the intent of donating the proceeds to charity.
Here is the official statement from Rybolovleva's representatives:
“A 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.
Ms. Rybolovleva is currently studying at a US university. She plans to stay in the apartment when visiting New York. Ms. Rybolovleva was born in Russia, is a resident of Monaco and has resided in Monaco and Switzerland for the past 15 years.”