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Russian millionaire sells Golden Beach manse for $11M

CEO of Russia's biggest instant-payment operator sold the beachfront estate

June 25, 2015 11:15AM
By Katherine Kallergis

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Sergey Solonin, 263 Ocean Boulevard (Credit Realtorcom), and Samuel Ohev-Zion

From left: The seller, Sergey Solonin, 263 Ocean Boulevard (Credit:, and the buyer, Samuel Ohev-Zion (Credit: LinkedIn)

A Miami-based tech company CEO bought a beachfront estate in Golden Beach for $11 million, according to Miami-Dade County records.

Samuel Ohev-Zion, CEO of BLU Products, a mobile device manufacturer in the Americas, and his wife, Michelle Ohev-Zion, bought the 8,718-square-foot home at 263 Ocean Boulevard in Golden Beach.

The sellers are Sergey Solonin and Nadaezda Solonina. Sergey Solonin is the CEO of Qiwi PLC, the largest instant-payment operator in Russia. In Qiwi’s fourth quarter earnings report, Solonin said the company’s total payment volume increased by 15 percent to 645 Russian rubles, or $11.8 billion, according to investment research website Seeking Alpha.

The 20,925-square-foot property on the beach includes a pool, Jacuzzi and marble patio. Solonin paid $6.3 million for the two-story mansion, which was built in 1923. It features six bedrooms, eight bathrooms and one half-bath, according to Miami-Dade property records.

Chad Oppenheim is designing a series of spec homes in Golden Beach, developed by Miami Golden Properties, ranging from $5.9 million to $36 million.