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New York apartment sells for $190 million

In one of the priciest sales in New York real estate history, a four-bedroom penthouse apartment overlooking Central Park was purchased for $190 million, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. The seller, scandal-tainted American billionaire Daniel Och, bought the apartment only two years ago for half the price at $93 million, according to the Journal.

The 9,800 square-foot (900 square-meter) apartment, located at 220 Central Park South in the heart of Manhattan, was one of the most expensive sales ever in New York, according to the Journal. The paper said it went to an anonymous buyer.

A different unit in the same skyscraper was purchased in 2019 by American hedge fund manager Ken Griffin for $238 million — the highest amount ever paid for a private home in the United States, according to the paper. Och, 61, has a net worth estimated by Forbes to be around $4.1 billion.

He founded the New York-based investment firm Och-Ziff Capital Management, which changed its name in September 2019 to Sculptor after a bribery scandal in which Och was directly implicated. – Agencies

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