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1 Billion Dollar home built in India

Updated on November 7, 2010

Indian billionaire, Mukesh Ambani has finished building his new home in Mumbai, India costing to about 1 billion dollars. Yes the home has cost Ambani 1 billion dollars. It is the most expensive house in the world right now. 

According to Forbes, Mukesh Ambani has a wealth of $43 billion making him the 5th richest billionaire in the world. He is the gladly owner of Reliance Industries, founded by his father Dhirubhai Ambani in 1966. A textile company that grew into India's private sector enterprise which has only interests in oil, retail and biotechnology.

Before building his 1 billion dollar home, Ambani and wife, mother and three children use to live in a 14 storey building. But later found out that he needed a much more bigger and larger and taller home. Sources say that the the home did not really cost 1 billion dollars, however, with Mumbai's property costs (where land is around $10, 000 per square meter) and the finished materials, supplies and products for the house would cost more than the home's construction itself. 

As a result, Mukesh Ambani his wife, mother, and three children are all living into the 27 storey, 550 feet building right in the heart of Mumbai. How cool is that? Very cool. 

This is what a 1 billion dollar house looks like. As you can see it is a 27 storey building, with at least 60 floors, with a height that is 550 feet. And the 5th richest billionaire in the world, Mukesh Ambani (who is bound to be the richest man in the world by 2014), is the owner and a newly resident of such building. 

The building was built in Mumbai, India. Mumbai, formly known as Bombay, is the capital city of Indian state Maharashtra. Mumbai is the most populous city of all India and the the second most populous in the world. However, Mumbai is the richest city of all of India. Now it would be home to the Ambani's 1 billion dollar home. 

Antilia is what the building is called meaning mythical island. The building itself looks mythical, it looks surreal but yet amazing from its structure. Mukesh Ambani knew what kind of home he wanted and he knew how it would look like. The imagines tells a 1 billion words. 

It took around seven years to build such an amazing home. For 1 billion dollars the home includes 60 floors, it has a totol of 400,000 square feet of space. It is larger than the  Palace of Versailles and each floor has a ceiling up to 10 feet high. The first few floors is where the garage are, it has a parking space enough to fit to around 160 cars equipped with its own car services. 600 staff members are housed in the middle area of the building. The building has its own entertainment center, a theater that has a at least 50 seats, several lounges, balconies and gardens, three helipads, a swimming pool, a cooler room in order to stay cold due to India's heat, a health room, guest rooms are 2 storey glass apartment and right above the four floors is where the Ambani family stays and they have a great view of the city of Mumbai. It's one of the richest and one of the best homes ever built in this century. 

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      ben 

      6 years ago

      i think it ugly,

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      Anne Pettit 

      7 years ago from North Carolina

      Really interesting. I would like to see the inside. I also wonder if any good came of this, such as jobs, new technology, or anything else.

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      John Villa 

      7 years ago from Greece

      I would not in there either. what else would you if you were a billionaire?

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      Don A. Hoglund 

      7 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

      Interesting but I don't think I would want to live in it.

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