Billion-Dollar House for India's Richest Man
Mukesh Ambani, India's richest man according to Forbes, just moved his family into a $1 billion Mumbai skyscraper -- occupying all 27 stories.
The 53-year-old tycoon's new home is larger than the Palace of Versailles and needs a staff of 600 to keep things running. The building has underground parking for 160 cars, three helicopter pads and a theater that seats 50. The Ambani family will occupy all 27 stories, which include a ballroom, several lounges, a health club, a dance studio and an elevated garden large enough to accommodate trees. Everybody needs a little greenery, right?
Some have suggested that the billionaire, like many of his billionaire compadres, was simply buying himself a private island. Indeed, he chose to name the structure Antilia, which is the name of a mythical island.