Mukesh Ambani’s $1 Billion Home: Does he Need all the Space?

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Mukesh Ambani, India’s richest man and the 4th richest man in the world, is moving into a $1 Billion home. Yes, you heard that right; a man from India, who you may never have heard of, has a $1 billion (with a ‘B’) home.

The house of Mukesh Ambani, chairman of Indian energy company Reliance Industries, is seen in Mumbai October 23, 2010. Ambani, his wife and three children have moved into the 27-story building, which is named Antilia, after a mythical island, local media reported. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui (INDIA - Tags: BUSINESS ENERGY)

Mukesh Ambani, and his wife and 3 kids, are moving into their new home, which isn’t really much of a home by our standards. It is more of a skyscraper… a 27-story tall skyscraper to be exact. This Mumbai home/skyscraper is a named after the mythical island of Antilia, and has all of the creature comforts you would expect to find in a $1 billion home.

It has a health club, a ballroom, guest rooms, lounges, a 50 seat theater, a Starbucks. No, wait, there is no Starbucks. There is, however, an elevated garden, three helicopter landing pads, and an underground parking garage that parks 160 cars. It will be nice to have a place to valet park your closest 300 friends that come over to watch the cricket match for 3 straight days. Mr. Ambani’s ‘Antilia’ will even have a place that his cricket watching buddies can sleep over.

How many staff members does it take to run the Ambani household? If you guessed a staff of 600, you would be correct. It takes plenty of people to run around and clean 27 stories, and nearly 400,000 square feet of space.

So, does Mukesh Ambani need all of the space? Who knows, but it would be fun to go shopping with his wife, when she picks out furniture.

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