Richard Sackler’s house in ‘Painkiller’ vs Real life

Painkiller, Netflix’s six-part miniseries exposing the Sackler family’s complicity in the creation and growth of the opioid epidemic,

sees Matthew Broderick take on the role of Richard Sackler — the American billionaire businessman and physician who served as chairman and president of Purdue Pharma.

Sackler, portrayed in the series as an eccentric, reclusive figure, lives in a palatial estate that’s meant to underline the disparity between the lives ruined by Purdue Pharma’s Oxycontin and the lavish lifestyle of its billionaire owner.

Now, where would one find that palatial estate? And how does it stack up against Richard Sackler’s house in real life? Let's find out.

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Richard Sackler’s house in Painkiller

Standing in for the Purdue Pharma boss’ house in the Netflix series is a lavish French-chateau-inspired mansion located in the Ontario suburb of Mississauga.

Known as Saint George Mansion, the estate is the pinnacle of luxury, featuring everything from a nightclub or barbershop to an indoor pool.

Currently on the market for just under $30 million, the massive abode has 7 en-suite bedrooms and 14 baths in over 26,000 square feet of three-level living space.

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How about Sackler’s real-life homes?

Despite the legal troubles and hefty payouts he faced, Richard Sackler is still massively wealthy, with an estimated net worth of around $1 billion.

Nevertheless, in recent years, we’ve seen him part ways with quite a few properties in his extensive real estate portfolio.

The New York Post reports that Sackler has been trying to offload $30 million worth of property amid a slew of lawsuits.

According to the publication, the former Purdue Pharma president quietly sold his eight-bedroom, 10-bathroom estate in Boca Raton, Florida for $4.88 million back in 2022.

However, the Painkiller house is most likely trying to portray Richard Sackler’s former Austin, Texas abode — a sprawling, 8,000 sq ft mansion set on nearly 5 acres of land.

The private enclave in Austin, which Sackler sold back in 2018, had 6 bedrooms and 6 baths.

He’s also been trying to sell his most valuable property: a Beverly Hills, California compound he helped develop that was initially listed for a whopping $25.5 million.

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Photo credit: Keri Anderson/Netflix, Enzo Melana/ Helicopix Inc, Kuper Sotheby's International Realty