CORAL GABLES (LALATE) – Ekaterina Rybolovleva (photos below) is now the owner of a record-setting apartment. Ekaterina Rybolovleva aka Yekaterina Rybolovleva or Katia, daughter of Dmitriy Rybolovleva, did not personally purchase the stunning apartment. The Wall Street Journal reports news today that a trust set up by Dmitriy for his daughter has bought the apartment. The sale dominated news in December 2011. But New York news claims that the sale just closed this week.
The sale price on the Ekaterina Rybolovleva apartment is a record. The family paid $88 million for the penthouse apartment from Sanford I. Weill, the former head of Citigroup Inc. The apartment sale marks the highest ever paid for a residential apartment in New York City history. Other parties involved also got paid well. The brokers pulled in more than three million dollars in commission and the city and state will get upwards of $2.5 million in taxes from the sale, claims the Journal.
Donald Trump previously told news that he didn’t remember Dmitriy but he certainly remembered his daughter. The Donald told The Post last month “The daughter was beautiful. I’m looking forward to them being my neighbors.”
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Dmitriy is currently separated from his wife. The Post claims that the billionaire has no intention of seeking a divorce because he could stand to lose half of his net worth.
The New York Observer last fall claimed that the father also purchased a second condo in the same building for $8.35 million for a security detail to stay in for his daughter. The family denied that claim. In a news statement, they said “Neither Dmitry Rybolovlev, nor his daughter Ekaterina Rybolovleva, nor any companies connected to them have purchased apartment 3F at 15 Central Park West, New York City. The reports suggesting that they have are completely inaccurate. There have never been any plans or even any discussions about purchasing this apartment”.
Dmitry Rybolovlev was ranked #93 on Forbes billionaire list of 2011.
Last year, in Los Angeles, Petra Ecclestone didn’t set records when she paid $85 million for the Aaron Spelling mansion. If she had paid Candy Spelling’s list price ($150 million), she would have set a national record.
As previously detailed on LALATE, Yuri Milner’s sale at $100 million made news as the highest amount ever paid for a single family residence in the U.S.. Yuri Milner (Digital Sky Technologies) sold his home in Los Altos Hills (near Silicon Valley) to Fred Chan (ESS Technology).
Similarly, Ron Baron paid $103 million for a residence in East Hampton, N.Y. That sale didn’t qualify as the highest home purchase ever since it was the sale of residential land.