World's First Billion Dollar Home: Mukesh Ambani's House (Photos)
Indian Business Tycoon Mukesh Ambani Has Built the World's First Billion Dollar Home
The house, nick-named Antilia, has been built in Mumbai, is 37,000 sq feet, 570 feet high, with three helipads on the roof and space for 160 vehicles to park, and it is only for Ambani's family of four.
Forbes has some interior photos of the house, which shows the details inside and the massive skyscraper towering above the streets of Mumbai. The family home also has a health club, with a gym and dance studio, along with a ballroom, swimming pool, a four-storey hanging garden and a 50 seater movie theater.
Mr. Ambani reportedly paid about $100 million US to build this property, but due to the property values in Mumbai, it is now worth $1 billion.
600 staff will work at the home with the family living mostly on the top floors with space for guests underneath.
Many were surprised when Mr. Ambani decided to build this home, as he often shied away from showcasing his wealth.
Hamish McDonald, author of a history of the family business Ambani and Sons, told The Guardian: 'Perhaps he has been stung by his portrayal in the media as an introvert.
'Maybe he is making the point that he is a tycoon in his own right.'
Mr. Ambani is the fourth richest man in the world and the richest man in India.
Shiny Varghese, deputy editor of Indian magazine Design Today, said: 'It's so obscenely lavish that I'm not sure too many people will go all that way, but we are heading into the sort of culture where money is not a question when setting up a home.'