An expensive 6,700-sq-ft penthouse in Manhattan was bought not by fertilizer producer Uralkali's former owner Dmitry Rybolovlev but by his daughter Yekaterina, her representative said in an official statement on Tuesday.
The New York Observer reported on Sunday that Rybolovlev bought “the most expensive home in the history of Manhattan real estate.” “Well-connected sources have confirmed to The Observer that the mystery Russian chemist behind the sale of Sandy Weill’s $88 million penthouse at 15 Central Park West is indeed Mr. Rybolovlev,” the publication reported.
But Yekaterina Rybolovleva’s representative said a company associated with her has “signed a contract to purchase an apartment at 15 Central Park West, New York. The apartment is a condominium currently owned by the Sanford Weill Family.”
Noting that Rybolovleva is currently studying at a US university, the statement said she plans to “stay in the apartment when visiting New York.”
“Ms. Rybolovleva was born in Russia, is a resident of Monaco and has resided in Monaco and Switzerland for the past 15 years,” it said.
According to The New York Observer, as of March this year, Dmitry Rybolovlev was the 93rd richest person in the world with a net worth around $9.5 billion.