Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovleva bought his daughter Ekaterina Rybolovleva a New York City apartment for $88 million:You may have heard that a Russian billionaire, Dmitry Rybolovleva, who made his fortune in fertilizer, bought his daughter a New York City apartment for $88 million. So who is this lucky duck? From what we can find out, the mysterious Ekaterina Rybolovleva is 22 years old, and doesn't even live in the Big Apple. The Russian heiress does, however, live in the U.S. where she stus at an €œundisclosed U.S. university€ -- the New York Post says Harvard -- but nothing's confirmed. The blonde beauty, now the proud owner of New York's priciest crash pad, has stayed out of the spotlight. A serious equestrian (who could probably stash a horse or two in the 6,437 square foot penthouse with 10 rooms and a wrap-around terrace) she competes at trials across Europe. Although the horsewoman was born in Russia, she has spent the last 15 years mainly in Switzerland and Monaco. And, in the rare instance she does hole up in her tony 15 Central Park West address, she can always borrow a cup of sugar from one of her neighbors in the post building, like Sting, Denzel Washington and head of Goldman Sachs Lloyd Blankfein. Meet 22-year-old Ekaterina Rybolovleva, the proud owner of New York's most expensive apartment, courtesy of her Ã¼ber rich daddy, former fertilizer magnate, Dmitry Rybolovlev. POS: Inside New York's Most Expensive Apartment If you've ever wanted to know what an $88 million pad looks like you now have the chance to find out, courtesy of realestate.aol.com. The 6,744 sq ft apartment boasts 10 rooms, a wrap-around terrace, it's own library, seven walk-in closets and a wrap around terrace which boasts stunning views of the city. POS: Inside Petra Ecclestone's Remodeled $85 Million Mansion The seller was Sanford I. Weill, the former head of Citigroup Inc and the Wall Street Journal reports that the sale generated a cool $2.5 million in city and state taxes, and the lucky real estate broker pocketed around $3.5 million in commission. Getting one up on Petra, who threw down a mere $85 million for her real estate purchase -- Candy Spelling's former Holmby Hills mansion -- Ekaterina's sale broke records for an individual property transaction, quite an achievement in a city that is known for it's hefty home prices. POS: Meet The Ecclestones - Petra And Her Family And get this, the Central Park abode will be only a part time residence for the Russian, who is a permanent resident of tax haven to the mega rich, Monaco. The avid equestrian plans to stay in her €˜starter home' while she is studying in the city. Ekaterina's father made his mega billions during the post-Soviet privatization of the economy, he is the former owner of fertilizer business Uralkali. And, aside from providing a nice study crash pad for his daughter, there could be an ulterior motive for the costly purchase.
Demi Lovato’s Home: The Newest “X Factor” Judge’s $2.25 Million Gift to Her Family:The “X Factor US” has had a rough beginning. Simon Cowell’s super-mega-awesome-hit in the UK, ran into a slightly less enthusiastic response in the US, where it came up against the quite saturated US singing competition market, with “The Voice”, “The Sing-Off”, “America’s Got Talent”, and, of course, “American Idol”, all vying for popularity. Mr. Cowell shelled out a lot of money, and put his reputation on the line, in an effort to make his show the best. While it was a success, it was not a breakout hit, and his knee-jerk response was to fire, well, just about everybody. This included much-loved judge, Paula Abdul, and not-so-loved judge, Nicole Scherzinger. His chosen replacements have everyone scratching their heads. He chose, talented, but emotionally and mentally unstable, singer/dancer, Britney Spears, and talented, but emotionally and mentally unstable, singer/actress, Demi Lovato. They don’t seem like the most wise choices for a program that airs live twice a week, so it will be interesting to see whether his gamble pays off. Demi Lovato, who appeared for a long time to be one of the few Disney starlets who was going to be okay, checked herself into rehab for substance abuse and “self-harm” issues in 2010. People who had been rooting for her to buck the trend of Disney stars who imploded, were sorely disappointed to hear that she had buckled under the pressure. Prior to falling apart, however, she used some of her wealth to buy her family a lovely new home in Sherman Oaks, California. The 4,053 square foot, four-bedroom, four and a half bath home cost her $2.25 million. She purchased the property just after her eighteenth birthday, and just before she chose to leave the house and head for rehab. The three-storey home contains a master suite with its own spa-like bathroom, fireplace, multiple walk-in closets, kitchenette, and private covered terrace. There is a secondary smaller suite, with its own bathroom, as well as two more standard bedrooms. Hardwood floors and sunlight abound. The house also contains a massive living room with fireplace, a media room, an office, a sauna, a large L-shaped kitchen with breakfast nook, a backyard that includes a waterfall and a pool with a slide, and a fountain in the front yard. Ms. Lovato lives in the attached guest cottage. Judging by this opulent purchase for her family, it is clear that Ms. Lovato is generous, so hopefully her new job, and the increased spotlight, won’t change her for the worse.
David Hyde Pierce $ 6,300,000 New York Home:David Hyde Pierce picked up an ocean front property in Amagansett, NY in mid-May of 2010 for $6,300,000. Lo-ward have mercy butter balls, we should all be so damn lucky as to be essentially unemployed and still able to spend six and some million smackers on a beach house that will likely be used, at best, 6 months of the year. Misters Hyde Pierce and Hargrove join the wealthy masses who schlep out to the Hamptons each summer weekend for a bit of rest and relaxation and end up tearing their hair out over the drama and hysterics required just to buy a damn lobster roll at Loaves and Fishes in Sagaponack or a burrito at La Fondita in East Hampton. Fortunately for Misters Hyde Pierce and Hargrove, their new digs are just a hop, skip and a jump€“or a not entirely safe bike ride€“from one of Your Mama and the Dr. Cooter's favorites summer lunch locales, the road side Clam Bar at Napeague where all good things come deep fried and the waiter people always bring our long bodied bitches Linda and Beverly cool bowls of water. Mister Hyde Pierce is most widely known, of course, for his long running role as the mincing, fussy, and annoyingly persnickety psychiatrist Dr. Niles Crane on the once popular now defunct sitcom program Frasier. In addition to earning him boo-coo bucks, Mister Hyde Pierce's role also earned him numerous accolades including 5 Golden Globe nominations, 2 Screen Actors Guild awards (plus another 10 nominations), and 4 Emmys (plus another 7 nominations). A quick look-see at Mister Hyde Pierce's resume on the IMDB shows that he really didn't do much before Frasier and hasn't done much since Frasier ended in 2004 after 11 successful seasons. Your Mama imagines that well educated Mister Hyde Pierce€“he graduated with a double major from Yale€“has nary a financial need to do a damn thing but sun his buns on the back deck of his new house in Amagansett for the rest of his life iffin he doesn't want to. Such are the beauty of residual checks that will keep fattening Mister Hyde Pierce's bank accounts as long as reruns of Frasier are played day and night on every half cocked cable channel on the boob toob. Mister Hargrove, who hasn't worked on anything in the business of show that appears on his IMDB resume since 2003, wrote and produced several sitcoms and pilot programs including Caroline in the City, Titus, and Wanda at Large. Listing information Your Mama was able to tease out of the interweb shows the gay guys' very 1970s contemporary crib is nestled into the gorgeous and rolling dunes of Amagansett on a .67 acre parcel with 110-feet of pristine and prime ocean frontage. Listing information also shows the single story dwelling, surrounded by naturalistic, no maintenance shrubbery and vegetation, measures more than 4,000 square feet and includes 3 bedrooms and 4 full poopers. While there's little more pleasant€“and enviable€“to Your Mama then an decoratively under-done beach house where guests will not be whispered about or lambasted by the hosts for dragging sea salt and sand into the living room, Misters Hyde Pierce and Hargrove's new beach hut could use a wee bit o' updating and upgrading. The living/dining room, anchored at one end by a fireplace, is an amazingly voluminous space with an unobstructed ocean view and a sharply pitched and vaulted ceiling that resembles a big, upside down boat. A long row of floor to ceiling sliding glass doors that blur the edge between indoors and out wraps around the back wall and open to a wide, sunbathing deck that runs the length of the back of the house. A covered dining deck makes a lovely open-air shelter from the elements that can include scorching sunshine and downpours from the dramatic thunderstorms that rush in during the summertime. A sandy path winds through the rugged, windswept dunes to the beach.