The billionaire Sackler family has been in the news a lot lately. They are the family behind Purdue Pharma, which for years was primarily known for selling arthritis medicine, earwax remover, and disinfectants. Then OxyContin launched in 1996 and changed the fortunes of the company and its founding family. OxyContin also launched the opioid epidemic across the globe. As a result, Purdue Pharma and the Sackler family have been embroiled in several lawsuits brought against them by states and cities across the U.S. Before all of that trouble started, however, the Sacklers were known for their contributions to philanthropy and their massive real estate portfolio.
In October, Purdue agreed to plead guilty to three felonies in relation to how it marketed OxyContin as part of an $8.34 billion settlement. Purdue filed for bankruptcy protection in 2019. It should absolutely be noted that no members of the Sackler family have been charged with any wrongdoing.
The Sackler family may be regrouping from the lawsuits against their company, but while they do so they can relax in comfort and style at any number of the luxurious homes owned by family members. Below we take a look at some of the Sackler family's most prestigious property holdings in the U.S. Members of the family also own homes in England, the South of France, and Switzerland.
The two homes owned by the late Raymond Sackler, his wife Beverly, and their son Jonathan are the crème-de-la-crème of luxury real estate in the Greenwich area. That is where Purdue Pharma is headquartered. Both estates are located on Belle Haven peninsula on chic Field Point Circle. Raymond and Beverly's home was built in 1949. They purchased it in 1973. The other property was bought by Jonathan Sackler in 1990 for $750,000. The home on that property was appraised at $12.1 million.
Los Angeles, California
David Sackler, Joss Sackler
David Sackler and his wife Joss Sackler bought an estate in Bel Air in March 2018 for $22.5 million in cash. The 10,000-square-foot estate with a long, private driveway was built in the 1980s. The home is set on four acres, has a two story atrium, spiral staircase, amazing views, tennis court, pool, media room, game room, and gym. The master suite occupies almost the entire second floor.
The Hamptons, New York
Mortimer D.A. Sackler, Jacqueline Sackler
Mortimer D.A. Sackler is the son of Purdue founder Mortimer Sackler. He and his wife Jacqueline own a 3.4 acre estate in Amagansett, New York. The home is located roughly half a mile from Amagansett Beach. They bought the estate in 2008 for $10 million. In 2011, the renovated and expanded the estate at a cost of $2.85 million.
Theresa Sackler, Ilene Sackler Lefcourt, other family members
The Sackler family owns condos in some of the most prestigious buildings in Manhattan. They have property at 980 Fifth Avenue on New York's Museum Mile. They also own property in Central Park West's San Remo, where neighbors include Bono, Demi Moore, and Steve Martin. Theresa Sackler, the widow of Mortimer Sackler, owns a corner apartment on a high floor at 980 Fifth. Ilene Sackler Lefcourt, Mortimer Sackler's daughter, owns a 3,100-square-foot home in the San Remo. The Sackler family also owns a large townhouse known as the Alfred Rossin House on East 62nd Street. The townhouse was built in the late 1870s. In January 2020, Mortimer D.A. Sackler sold a five story townhouse off Fifth Avenue for $38 million.