The three most expensive billionaire homes in the world in 2014 will make your neighbour’s home look like a match box #LegacyInvestmentFacts
Kensington Palace Gardens, London, U.K.
Owner: Lakshmi Mittal, net worth R206 billion
Purchse Price: R110 million
The Indian steel magnate picked up a 55,000-square foot mansion (not pictured) from billionaire Bernie Ecclestone and, after pouring millions more into its renovation, named it “Taj Mittal.” Located on Billionaires Row, it has 12 bedrooms, a pool and marble sourced from the same quarry as the Taj Mahal.
One57, New York, N.Y. (2 sales)
Owners: Bill Ackman, net worth R18.5 billion, led investors to purchase one penthouse; the other buyer remains unknown
Purchas Price: more than R105 million apiece in 2012
The up-and-coming mega high rise in Manhattan’s Midtown neighborhood has been called the Big Apple’s newest ‘billionaire building’ thanks to a bevy of multi-million dollar sales. The building’s two planned penthouses have both reportedly sold to billionaires, but only hedge fund billionaire Bill Ackman was outed last year as the lead in a group of investors.
15 Central Park West Penthouse, New York, N.Y.
Owner: Ekaterina Rybolovleva, daughter of Russian billionaire Dmitriy Rybolovlev, net worth R109 billion
Sale Price: R100 million in February 2012
An LLC associated with the Russian heiress scooped up the Central Park-facing 6,744-square foot penthouse from former Citigroup chairman Sanford Weill for the full asking price, less than six weeks after it came to market. At roughly R1 671 55 per square foot, it was at the time the most expensive sale (by square foot) ever in the U.S.