A billionaire has purchased a penthouse in New York for roughly $238 million.

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A billionaire hedge fund founder bought an apartment in New York for around $ 238 million.

The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday that the deal set a record for the most expensive home ever sold in the United States.

Citadel hedge fund founder Ken Griffin bought the Manhattan penthouse in a 220-square-foot building under construction in Central Park South.

Griffin is no stranger to multi-million dollar homes. He bought several floors of a Chicago condominium this year for $ 58.75 million, setting a record for the most expensive home ever purchased in Chicago. In 2015, he bought a penthouse in Miami for $ 60 million, setting the record for a condo in Miami. And earlier this month, he acquired a house in London for $ 122 million.

The Journal reports that Griffin began investing at age 19 in his Harvard dorm.