Who pays the most property taxes in Palm Beach?
Citadel founder Ken Griffin is No. 1. His nearly $250 million assemblage in the South Ocean Boulevard corridor generated $3.66 million in property taxes this year.
Griffin’s estate includes 1290 South Ocean Boulevard, 70 Blossom Way, and 1285 South Ocean Boulevard.
A record number of 51 Palm Beach homeowners were billed at least $500,000 in taxes in 2018, up from 40 last year, according to the analysis.
Nelson Peltz, a hedge fund manager, and his wife Claudia, were the second highest taxpayers. Their North County Road estate rang up a $1.98 million tax tab. Its market value is pegged at $123 million.
Others in the top 51 ranking include President Trump, whose Palm Beach properties were taxed $899,864 based on a market value of $52 million. Trump had the 11th highest Palm Beach tax bill in 2018, 10 spots higher than last year, thanks in part to an $18.5 million purchase in late April.
Rod Stewart, Howard Stern, Frank McCourt and Sir Peter Wood also made the cut.