A flamboyant, Ferrari-loving Canadian billionaire and his more circumspect Hong Kong business partner are the second and third confirmed buyers at One57.
Lawrence Stroll of Quebec and Silas Chou, who took fashion label Michael Kors public last year, have both signed contracts to purchase $50 million apartments at the 90-story billionaire nest on 157 W. 57th St., the New York Post reported. The Michael Kors deal allegedly launched Stroll’s net worth to $1.8 billion. Chou’s net worth is $2 billion as of March, according to Forbes.
Stroll and Chou bought full-floor homes above the 80th floor and ponied up 25 percent of the purchase price when they signed the contract, according to the New York Post. Travel agency owner Michael Holtz was the first confirmed buyer at One57.
A racing fanatic who is grooming his young son Lance for Formula One, Stroll has a history of upsetting his posh neighbors, who complained about the noise from his helicopter flights and construction for his underground Ferrari garage. His collection includes a Ferrari 330 P4, a 250 GTO and a 512M.
Stroll has owned an apartment at Midtown’s Sherry-Netherland co-op, where a unit is on the market for $95 million. He co-founded Sportswear Holdings Ltd. with Chou in 2000, and the two now have interests in Tommy Hilfiger Asia, Karl Lagerfeld and Pepe Jeans.