Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov, owner of the soon-to-be Brooklyn Nets, will not be moving into a neighborhood close to the Barclays Arena after all, says the Brooklyn Paper.
“I’m a rich Russian who would drive up the prices,” Prokhorov humbly told the Paper. “It’s not the best time to buy for me.”
According to the article, Forbes Magazine named Prokhorov, who got his start in mining and is now worth $13.2 billion, the 58th wealthiest person in the world.
We suppose some other insanely rich person will just be snapping up Brooklyn’s fanciest real estate offerings, then, like this $10 million single-family home in Brooklyn Heights. For something more modest, Prokhorov could have considered this six-bedroom townhouse in Cobble Hill for $5.9 million, or this seven-bedroom in Park Slope for $4.7 million as a crash pad for Nets home games.