The Wild Life Of The Billionaire Oligarch Who Just Bought An $88 Million Apartment For His Daughter

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After weeks of speculation, it’s finally been revealed that Ekaterina Rybolovleva, the 22-year-old daughter of Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev, is the purchaser of ex-Citigroup CEO Sandy Weill’s penthouse at 15 Central Park West.Forbes reports that Rybolovleva paid the full $88 million sticker price, an unusual move given the soft housing market and a major boon for Weill, who promised to donate proceeds from the sale of the apartment to charity.

Almost nothing is known about Rybolovleva except that she’s a student at a U.S. university, was born in Moscow, and has been a resident of Monaco and Switzerland for the past 15 years. She’s also an avid horseback rider and someone (we’re guessing it’s not her) took the initiative to start a Facebook page in her name this morning.

Far more interesting is the life of Ekaterina’s father, who presumably bankrolled the pricey pad.

Dmitry is a business magnate who got his start in science, and he owns a French football team. Oh yeah, and he was once tossed in jail for a year after being accused of participating in a murder plot.

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