They are billionaire Wall Street finance bankers and we are taking a look at 15 expensive houses they own or owned.
15. Fifth Avenue Fortress – Bruce Kovner
Bruce Kovner bought this beautiful Georgian mansion in 1999 and converted it to a science fiction fortress with a dozen bathrooms.
Other features include a book vault, a media room that is entirely soundproof and a two-story master bedroom.
The secretive billionaire is also believed to have installed a lead-lined “safe room” on the fourth floor that’s capable of protecting him in the event of a dirty bomb or chemical weapons attack.
The whole home is thought to have cost the Caxton Associates founder around $27.5 million!
14. Westchester Retreat – George Soros
One name that is completely recognizable in the world of banking, this legendary financier is alleged to have paid $22 million for his Westchester retreat.
The home, which is located in Katonah, New York is vast and features numerous bedrooms and bathrooms as well as a private swimming pool and media room.
In 2003, he added a 19-room mansion spread over 63 acres to the existing property and also owns a vast estate in Bedford which he bought from the ‘Jurrasic Park’ author Michael Crichton.
13. CPW Tower Penthouse – Sandy Weill
Now sold, this $88 million penthouse is located at 15 Central Park West and set a record for the price paid per square foot of a Manhattan apartment.
The 6,744-square-foot penthouse has an amazing amount of amenities including a chef’s kitchen, four bedrooms including a master bedroom, five bathrooms, and its own wet bar.
Other features include a private den, several walk-in closets, art gallery, library, dining room, south-facing terrace, laundry room, and a massive living room.
One amazing thing about this penthouse is that it is actually served by four elevators and we almost forgot that it has a north terrace… double great views of the city!
12. Triplex at East 75th – Jim Chanos
Purchased by legendary short-seller and head of the hedge fund Kynikos Associates, Jim Chanos is thought to have paid $24.85 million for his Upper East Side triplex.
The triplex covers over 7,800-square-feet, 3,600 square feet outdoors and was purchased by the Billionaire giving him a 14-room triplex penthouse overlooking Central Park to reward him for all his hard work.
The triplex is 50 feet wide and features a master bedroom, master bathroom, large kitchen and another three bedrooms.
11. Egyptian Mansion – Steve Feinberg
Cerberus Capital Management’s owner Steve Feinberg leads a notoriously secret lifestyle; however, when he purchased the former Egyptian mission to the UN in 2003 for $19.75 million, eyes were all on him.
Features include a movie theatre, sauna, and roof garden and it’s thought he spends around $15 million on renovations, that apparently took five years to complete.
The home is thought to be protected by a complex security system, so don’t bother trying to break in!
10. Broad Street Penthouse – Adam Sender
This $8.1 million penthouse, located at 15 Broad Street, includes 6,300 square feet of living space plus three terraces.
The new development includes the old JP Morgan building at the front and the 15 Broad Street tower at the back.
Features include a large living room, kitchen, five bedrooms, five bathrooms, a rooftop pool, and other over the top amenities including a private elevator.
9. Triplex at 740 Park Avenue – Stephen Schwarzman
Featuring a private elevator landing that opens to a stately windowed gallery 27 feet long, with a grand staircase and entry to a 15-by-14-foot west-facing terrace… this triplex is massive.
The monthly maintenance fee of $19,215 alone is enough to make your eyes water and Stephen Schwarzman, CEO of Blackstone, is thought to have paid $30 million dollars.
Features include 11 fireplaces, 37 rooms, 43 closets, a gym, sauna, steam room, billiards room, screening room, and servants’ quarters.
The amazing thing is, he purchased the triplex back in the year 2000, so it’s worth considerably much more on today’s market.
8. Park Ave Apartment – Jamie Dimon
CEO of JP Morgan, Jamie Dimon, recently decided to combine his $4.9 million apartments with another he already owned that cost $5 million dollars.
This massive home has one very unique feature… a sound-proofed area where Jamie listens to Frank Sinatra at full volume.
The 2,577-square-foot home features eight exterior rooms and four interior rooms; however, not much else is known about the home.
7. Southampton Mansion – George Soros
Mr Soros reportedly made most of his fortune trading currencies and the chairman of Soros Fund Management owns a super luxurious home that is located in Southampton, New York.
Soros is thought to have a net worth of around $8 Billion dollars and his home features a tennis court, outdoor swimming pool and is surrounded by large trees and a gated driveway.
The house features 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, a large kitchen, and living room area; however, the price paid for the home is currently unknown—we estimate over $10 million with its location.
6. Sutton Place Penthouse – Richard Perry
The founder of Perry Capital is thought to be worth an estimated $1.2 billion back in 2008 and he purchased the full-floor penthouse at 1 Sutton Place in 2000 for $11 million.
The interior of the home is a modern art dream and was featured in Vogue magazine with a Jeff Koons sculpture on the roof.
The home is thought to feature 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms; however, they did not stop at just one property in the building.
He is rumoured to have purchased the three-bedroom spread one floor down from his current apartment costing $7.6 million.
5. Brazil Retreat – Nathaniel Rothschild
The name that is synonymous with one of the biggest banking families in the world, the Honourable Nathaniel Philip Victor James Rothschild owns an amazing home in Brazil.
The home, located in Rio de Janeiro, is a spectacular beachfront glasshouse, built on a lush hillside in the 1980s by Claudio Bernardes.
Rothschild had the place re-built in a year as it was in very poor condition with it featuring an amazing swimming pool and relaxation area next to it.
Pictures show a marble bathtub in the bathroom and a series of bedrooms, lounge area but the kitchen is unknown.
4. Lenox Hill Townhouse – Robert Kelly
Costing $14.7 million, the CEO of BNY Mellon purchased this five-story 19th-century mansion in 2007.
Many renovations were completed including library shelves built with wood from a single walnut tree.
One very interesting feature of this property includes a stunning two-story bronze window facing an inner garden.
Robert Kelly has neighbours such as Ryan Seacrest and Kelly Ripa with them paying $75,000 a month in rent… yep it’s expensive to buy!
3. Fifth Avenue Mansion – Glenn Dubin
Glenn Dubin’s $30 million mansions at 1040 Fifth Avenue is thought to take up all of the fifteenth floors and cost him a whopping $30 million.
The apartment has four bedrooms, two dressing rooms, a staff room, a library, living room, dining room, conservatory, two terraces, three fireplaces, five and a half bathrooms and a wine room.
Dubin is the Principal of Dubin & Co, a private investment company, and has a net worth of around $2.1 billion, so the purchase of this massive home was probably not even noticed in his balance.
2. Palace at the Beresford – Vikram Pandit
Citi’s former CEO bought the apartment in 2007 and spent $18 million in doing so, looks like those big banking deals paid off before he left the company on the 16 October 2012.
The property has four bedrooms, eight walk-in closets, a 21-foot eat-in kitchen, private elevator, and 20 parkside windows.
Pandit, who has an estimated net worth of around $120 million, also owned a home in Greenwich Connecticut before he sold it for $4.3 million.
1. Double Mansion – Phil Falcone
Located at West 67th Street, American businessman and the founder of Harbinger Capital, Phil Falcone is the 1175th richest person in the world with a net worth of $1.2 billion.
He and his wife owned a 13,300-square-foot property on the Upper East Side that was listed for $39 million that was purchased in 2004 for $10.3 million dollars.
The 24-foot-wide, five-story limestone property dates back to the late 1800s and has access to 2,200 square feet of outdoor space as well as the indoor areas.
The home has a limestone reception gallery with nearly 13-foot ceilings, a formal dining room with a south-facing terrace and a panelled library with a wood-burning fireplace.
Other features include a master suite that spans the entire fourth floor, marble and mahogany-panelled bathroom with a jet tub and steam shower and a 400-square-foot dressing room.
Amenities include a home gym, a wine cellar, and a landscaped rooftop terrace with The couple now living in a $49 million pound home on the same street with an added underground movie theatre and swimming pool.
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