Another day, another rich dude bags a new crib. This time we have Ken Griffin, a hedge fund billionaire owning the rights to the most expensive home sold in the US, after paying around $238 million. Griffin’s new crib overlooks Central Park, and is approximately 24,000 square feet. This comes only a couple of days after he bought a 200-year old mansion in London. The 20,000 square foot crib reportedly comes with a gym, a pool and an underground extension. But who is Ken Griffins and how on God’s green earth, is he so damn rich?
The 50-year-old began his journey from a dorm room at Harvard University, trading convertible bonds. In 1990, he founded Citadel and quickly made it into a recognised company responsible for managing hedge funds and making markets, as per a report on Bloomberg. His exploits made him move into the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, which lists 500 of the world’s richest people. Griffin apparently has a net worth of $9.6 billion.
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Besides his the recent properties that he bought, Griffin had earlier purchased real estate in New York and Chicago which are over $500 million. He also seems to have a soft corner for arts, collection several expensive pieces of work. Reports mention that Griffin is also a philanthropist, giving away over $600 million for educational and cultural uplifting.