The richest man in India and reportedly also the fourth richest man in the world, Mukesh Ambani, has moved into the most expensive home in India and it’s worth $1 billion.
Mukesh Ambani together with his wife and three children have moved into what is an amazing building (see photos) which is called Antilia after a mythical island.
The home has 27 stories and from the top floors of the 570 foot high building there are stunning views to be had over the city of Mumbai and the Arabian Sea.
The building stands out from the crowd, being far taller than any around it, and it’s a far cry from your typical home.
Ambani employs a staff of 600 people to help run the place for a start. So why does he need 600 people, you might ask.
Maybe it’s because the property has an underground car park with space for 600 cars, there are three helicopter landing pads on the roof, and an elevated garden with a ceiling high enough for small trees.
Then on the inside of the building is a 50 seater cinema, a health club and gymnasium, a dance studio, ballroom, guestrooms and a range of lounges.
In all there is a total of 37,000 metres of space, which makes Antilia larger than Louis XIV’s spectacular palace at Versailles.
Mukesh Ambani is not only the richest man in India, he is also the fourth richest man in the world, and all this at the relatively young age of 53.
Much of Ambani’s wealth according to Forbes magazine comes from Reliance Industries, which is an $18 billion conglomerate specialising in the oil, biotechnology and retail industries, which Mukesh used to help run together with his brother, before they fell out.
I don’t know about you, but I can’t imagine living in a building that big and with so many servants. It can’t be relaxing at all.
It you look at the picture, there are also no spacious grounds to walk around in either, it’s got a small footprint, which is made up for in it’s height.
Thanks but no thanks, I could think of a lot better ways to spend $1 billion.
The Daily Telegraph