Billionaire Ken Griffin buys $122 million London mansion
Hedge fund billionaire Ken Griffin has just smashed another real estate price record, buying the most expensive home sold in London in over a decade for $122 million.
Griffin, CEO and founder of Citadel, bought a famed mansion near Buckingham Palace that was once home to Charles de Gaulle, according to a company spokesperson. The property at 3 Carlton Gardens stretches more than 16,000 square feet and has an indoor swimming pool and large staff quarters. It is the most expensive home sold in London since 2008, and comes as London property prices have tumbled due to Brexit fears.
The deal is the latest in Griffin’s unprecedented global shopping spree for real estate. During recent years, he has spent over $750 million on homes in Chicago, New York, Miami, Palm Beach, Florida, and now London. Griffin made about $1.4 billion in compensation in 2017.