Bob Diamond, the former CEO of Barclays, has found a buyer for his penthouse at 15 Central Park West.
Sources said a Chinese buyer paid around $50 million for the sprawling 40th-floor pad, which hit the market in December asking $59 million, or $11,178 per square foot. The 5,278-square-foot condo has four bedrooms, a 34-foot entry gallery, library and eat-in kitchen.
Listing broker Matthew Mackay of Douglas Elliman declined to comment.
Diamond paid $37 million for the apartment in 2009. Public records show he bought the unit in the wake of the financial crisis through two LLCs — Novgorod and Novgorod Two — from a London-based investor, who snagged the apartment for $21.89 million.
Zeckendorf Development’s “limestone Jesus” is home to a who’s who of financiers and celebrities, including Daniel Loeb, Daniel Och, Lloyd Blankfein and Denzel Washington.
Earlier this month, Sting and his wife Trudie Styler put their duplex at 15 CPW on the market for $56 million. They bought the pad in 2008 for $26.98 million.
Financier and philanthropist Jeffrey Walker has also listed his 4,170-square-foot condo in the building, asking $38 million. He and his wife, Suzanne, paid $21 million for the pad in 2007.