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Billionaire Ken Griffin Scoops Up Waldorf Astoria Pad for $13M

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Billionaire CEO Ken Griffin, leader of the global asset management company Citadel, is doing some end-of-year asset managing of his own, snapping up the entire 37th floor of the Waldorf Astoria building for $13.3M, the Tribune reports. Griffin's big residential buy ranks second in stratospheric Chicago real estate sales for 2014, behind Sanjay Shah's $17M Trump Tower penthouse purchase, but hopefully his two full-floor penthouses in the nearby Park Tower serve as consolation. Previously purchased for $6.9M by Chicago Mercantile Exchange president and CEO James McNulty in 2010, the unit was never publicly listed, but it includes high ceilings and a 360-degree view. We don't have photos of Griffin's unit, but these previous listings can provide points of comparison for the new digs of Illinois' richest person.
·Citadel's Ken Griffin buys Gold Coast condo for $13.3 million [Tribune]
·Billionaire Hedge Fund Manager Ken Griffin Lists Mag Mile Pad [Curbed Chicago]