FORMER RUSSIAN BANKER REVEALED AS BUYER Of Tommy Hilfiger’s Florida (USA) Home – Vladimir Stolyarenko purchased the estate from the American fashion tycoon in August for $35M
ABOVE – Thomas Jacob “Tommy” Hilfiger is an American fashion designer best known for founding the lifestyle brand Tommy Hilfiger Corporation in 1985. After starting his career by co-founding a chain of record stores in upstate New York in the 1970s, he began designing preppy for his own eponymous menswear line in the 1980s
BELOW – Vladimir Stolyarenko (born 1961) is a Russian banker, and was the president and chairman of the executive board of Evrofinance Mosnarbank between June 2006 and 2012. Some sources report he may have been connected to the Kremlin at the time but these sources remain unverified. He owns a $10 million apartment at New York’s Plaza Hotel, bought in 2007.
The buyer of Tommy Hilfiger’s Palm Beach, Florida, home, which sold in August for $35 million, has been identified as Vladimir Stolyarenko, a prominent Russian banker who once chaired one of Moscow’s largest commercial banks.
New property records show the buyer was Vladimir Stolyarenko, a prominent Russian banker who once chaired one of Moscow’s largest commercial banks.
Mr. Stolyarenko’s identity had been shielded through an LLC at the time of sale, but he was revealed to be the buyer by The Real Deal in the $17.5 million mortgage he took out with JP Morgan Chase on Sept. 21. Mansion Global confirmed Mr. Stolyarenko was the buyer in property records.
His name was listed as the manager of Villa Bendita, LLC, the borrower on the mortgage. It’s the same company name that purchased Mr. Hilfiger’s home.
Mr. Stolyarenko purchased the 10,582-square-foot home in August for $35 million, property records show. The five-bedroom, 7.5-bathroom home in Palm Beach County was built in 1998 and sits on almost a full acre of land. The house also has a pool, a fireplace and a 756-square-foot garage.
The Palm Beach estate’s new owner is a former president and chairman of the executive board of Evrofinance Mosnarbank, one of Russia’s most prominent banks. The AP reported the bank was recently one of the world’s only financial institutions to support Venezuela’s attempts to create a state-backed cryptocurrency that would replace its falling bolivar, which the U.S. opposed.
Mr. Stolyarenko, 57, is named as a current visiting professor at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow. He could not immediately be reached for comment.
Property records show he bought the home from Mr. Hilfiger and his wife, Dee Ocleppo. The Hilfigers earned a $1 million profit from the sale, having bought the home in 2017 for $34 million. Like Mr. Stolyarenko, the Hilfigers also used a limited liability company for their real estate purchase.
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