Congratulations, Donald! You finally closed on the sale of your Palm Beach manse! We hope you get a chance to have a glass of champagne with the man who will be its new occupant, Russian fertilizer kingpin Dmitry Rybolovlev. We don't know if Dmitry speaks any English, but you'll undoubtedly be capable of bonding over your shared love of all things gold and shiny. Oh, and nice work describing it as a $100 million sale even though you actually sold it for $95 million. You always remember to round up! Remember how you used to insist there were 68 floors in the Trump Tower, even though we all knew there were actually only 58 stories, and you'd simply skipped ten floors to make the building seem taller than it actually is? Yea, it was kind of like that. Good work.
Via the Palm Beach Post, a handful of other big deals in Palm Beach by prominent New Yorkers in the last few years.
1236 S. Ocean Blvd.
Price: $81.5 million
Noteworthy: Billionaire businessman and philanthropist Sidney Kimmel sold his property to John L. Thornton, 54, a former Goldman Sachs partner and chairman of the Brookings Institution.
1300 S. Ocean Blvd.
Price: $70 million
Noteworthy: Financier Ron Perelman sold the property to home builder Dwight Schar in 2004. Schar later paid $22 million for the lot next door.
700 N. Lake Trail
Price: $50 million
Noteworthy: Financier Henry Kravis bought the house in early 2006 from Joyce Fisher, widow of Robert C. Fisher, who invented the seat belt.
Russian mogul pays Trump $95 million for mansion [Palm Beach Post]