Why billionaire Ken Griffin has been on a real estate spending spree

It’s not enough for him to own the country’s most expensive home.

Just months after buying the rec­ord-breaking $238 million quadplex on Central Park South, hedge-fund billionaire Ken Griffin has found yet another place to rest his head.

The ridiculously rich founder of Citadel this month scooped up a $99 million waterfront home in Palm Beach, Fla. — where he already has an adjacent, ever-expanding property.

The holdings add to a lavish home portfolio for Griffin that also includes a historic $122 million manse near Buckingham Palace in London, which he bought around the same time as his stunning Manhattan pad.

So why the recent whirlwind spending spree?

“He buys them because he is a Master of the Universe — and he can,” New York City real-estate broker Dolly Lenz told The Post Tuesday.

Another top broker who has dealt with Griffin said, “Preservation of capital over the long term is the only thing I can think of.’’

Several real-estate sources suggested that Griffin might be moving his official residency to Florida to lower his taxes. His current main residence is believed to be Chicago, where he owns a massive penthouse and his business is headquartered.

But another source who worked for the Harvard-educated financial whiz for years suggested a more personal reason.

“He has been buying them up since his divorce to impress women he is dating,’’ the source said of Griffin, 50, a dad of three who split from his wife in 2015.

Either way, Griffin, who Forbes says is currently worth $12.7 billion, is clearly no fan of socialism. He told a conference of deep-pocketed businessmen in California in the spring, “Where we see government involved in great degrees of subsidizations is where we often see the economy break down the greatest.’’

He did not respond to a request for comment.

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