The 1,797-square-foot Unit #26A is part of the Olympic Tower condominium development, which was built in 1981.
Mr. Paulson is a hedge fund manager, founder and president of Paulson & Co., an investment management company.
He began his career at Boston Consulting Group before leaving to join Odyssey Partners, then Bear Stearns, before launching Paulson & Co. in 1994. He is #45 on the Forbes list of the world's wealthiest billionaires and is worth approximately $12 billion as of 2010.
He received a bachelor's degree in finance from New York University's College of Business and Public Administration and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
According to BlockShopper.com, there have been 98 condo sales in Midtown during the past 12 months, with a median sales price of $1.196 million.
Address: 641 5th Avenue, Unit: 26a
Buyer(s): Paulson, John, Paulson and Jenica
Seller(s): Safdieh, Barbara, Safdieh and Eli
Sale date: Nov. 11, 2010