Funny Money

April 16, 2011

As if to prove that rich people’s money is not the same as yours or mine, a penthouse in London has just sold for £137 million.  And that’s not all:

“The penthouse was purchased as an empty shell, and the buyer is spending £60m fitting it out.”

The developer is more than pleased:

“Nick Candy said that 45 flats in the development have sold so far for a total of £963m – an average of £22m each: “No one else has achieved that – not just in London, but anywhere in the world,” he said. “

It has a great view I am sure, and access to room service from the neighbouring Mandarin Oriental Hotel is included. But come on — $300 million for an apartment!   That’s Monopoly money for sure.