October 29, 2010
Ambani’s £630m new home
Ambani’s Tower Mumbai
The most expensive house in the world
India’s richest man, the 4th richest man in the world, Mukesh Ambani has moved into a luxury home worth £630m in Mumbai.
The 27 storey building is called Antilia after the mythical Island once believed to lie in the Atlantic Ocean, and boasts spectacular views of Mumbai and the Arabian Sea. It was built from glass, steel and tiles that were sourced from local companies in Mumbai. This super home contains a health club, complete with a gym and dance studio, a ballroom, many guestrooms, several lounges and an elevated garden with a ceiling to accommodate several large trees.
The first few floors of this impressively tall mansion are purely garage space and the middle sections provide housing for the staff that work for Ambani, his wife and his 3 children. Around 600 staff are reportedly required to maintain the house and ensure that it runs smoothly. There is also underground parking for around 160 cars and 3 helicopter pads – which will no doubt be full during Ambani’s upcoming housewarming party.
The 53 year old tycoon is the 4th richest man the world and is predicted to become to the world’s richest man by 2013. He owns most of the £18bn Reliance Industries – a corporation that spans many sectors, such as oil, retail and biotechnologies.