This Tech Billionaire Is the Owner of NYC’s Most Expensive Apartment

Dell Technologies founder and CEO Michael Dell paid more than $100 million.

General view of atmosphere at Resident Magazine September 2015 Cover Party at One57 on September 25, 2015 in New York City. (Rob Kim/Getty Images)
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Dell Technologies founder and CEO Michael Dell has been revealed as the buyer behind the $100.47 million purchase of a penthouse on Manhattan’s Billionaire’s Row.

It all computes: by buying the apartment, Dell set a record for the most expensive home ever sold in New York City. Located at One57, a more than 1,000-foot-tall glass tower on West 57th Street, the duplex apartment has a total of 10,923 square feet with six bedrooms and six bathrooms and is on the 89th and 90th floors. It also has two powder rooms, a steam room, and 23-foot floor-to-ceiling windows. Dell will also have access to a pool, theater, gym and library. The computer titan tapped Miró Rivera Architects to spearhead a renovation of the property, according to The Wall Street Journal. 

The deal for the apartment closed in 2014, but the buyer’s identity had been kept secret until this week. Though the transaction set a record, the sale only cost Dell about 0.4 percent of his fortune. Forbes writes the Austin-based CEO’s net worth is over 23.3 billion.

New York city skyline with the curved top, One57 building as seen from the Rock Observation Deck. One57, formerly known as Carnegie 57 is a supertall skyscraper in the Midtown neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City. (Roberto Machado Noa/LightRocket via Getty Images)
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