At least once a year, we see a real estate trend piece about how the Russians are descending on the city, spending their billions on obscenely priced apartments, so we dug through our archives and public records to bring all the compatriots together into one, simple billionaire map. Unsurprisingly, they've settled where the American rich folk like to live: around Central Park. We're sure to have missed a rich Russian or two, so feel free to leave names in the comments or on the tipline, and we'll add them to the map.Read More
Where the Russians Live With Their Billions in New York City
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Ekaterina Rybolovleva - 15CPW
Dmitry Rybolovleva made his fortunes with Russian fertilizer, and he made NYC headlines when he dropped $88 million on the penthouse of 15 Central Park West. His 22-year-old daughter Ekaterina is the one who actually owns the place, which she bought through a trust set up by her dad.
Igor Malashenko - 47 East 91st Street
Igor Malashenko is a Russian television mogul, who bought this 4,000-square-foot spread in 2004 for $5,422,181. He's now trying to sell the place for almost twice that. Warburg has the listing for $10,325,000. Unfortunately, there are no photos (we'd love to see the hot tub that the brokerbabble mentions!), but the floorplan is pretty porny.
Andrei Vavilov - Time Warner Center
Andrei Vavilov, a Russian financier, paid $37 million for the 8,300-square-foot 78th floor penthouse at the Time Warner Center in 2009, but he's much more famous for suing the Plaza for fraud over the "attic-like" penthouses which he was supposed to buya case which was .
Kristina Kovalenko - Liberty Lofts
This loft, decked out with appropriate over-the-top sparkly Russian billionaire decor, belongs to Russian princess Kristina Kovalenko. Kovalenko bought the unit in 2009, and filled it with glittering chandeliers, plump leather couches, red accents, and not one, not two, but three baby grand pianos. She listed it a few weeks ago for $8 million, but it's been taken off the market. Perhaps she found a buyer?
Aleksandra Melnichenko - 110 Central Park South
Serbian model Aleksandra Melnichenko, wife of Russian billionaire Andrey Melnichenko, has been happily living in the duplex penthouse of 110 Central Park South since she purchased the place for $12.2 million in 2010. It's 2,800-square-feet and has an 850-square-foot terrace.
Mikhail Prokhorov - Four Seasons
Brooklyn Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov doesn't actually own a place in the city (at least none that we know of), so when the billionaire is in town, he likes to stay in a ridiculous suite at the Four Seasons. It's 4,300-square-feet, and it goes for about $35,000/night. Small potatoes when your net worth is $14 billion and you're the 68th richest person in the world.
Boris Belotserkovsky - The Plaza
This Russian made his wealth through gambling. Him and his son George Bellow used to own a little unit in Plaza (the Russians really like it there), but they sold it in 2011.
Viacheslav Fetisov - Trump International
Russian hockey player Viacheslav Fetisov and his wife (it's in her name) bought a 2,255-square-foot place in the Trump International at 1 Central Park West back in 2009 for $6.4 million, and apparently, he's been checking out new places lately. In a preview clip for Secret Lives of the Super Rich, power broker Dolly Lenz said she was showing Fetisov units at 15 Central Park West.
Vitaly Malkin - Time Warner Center
Just yesterday, Russian billionaire and politician Vitaly Malkin made headlines for suing the contractor he hired to renovated his condo at the Time Warner Center. He owns a 3,200-square-foot duplex on the 74th and 75th floors, which he bought in 2010 for more than $15.6 million.
Igor Krutoy - The Plaza
Krutoy, a Russian composer, broke records when he purchased a a 12th-floor unit at the Plaza for $48 million in 2011. Him and his wife liked the Plaza so much, they bough another $2 million unit two floors lower as well.
Janna Bullock - 12 East 82nd Street
Ms. Bullock is a true real estate whaleshe likes to buy up NYC properties and try to flip them. She lost interest in the middle of her last project, though, leaving the next owner with a backless shell of a building. But that person still got $19 million for the place.
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