Mukesh Ambani House Antilia is World’s Most Expensive Home

By on Nov 28, 2010 in Current Events, Lifestyle, Weird, World Comments
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India‘s richest man, billionaire Mukesh Ambani hosted the house-warming of his reported more than $1 billion (£630m) home on Friday, November 26, 2010 in Mumbai, India, according to international reports. Ambani‘s new residence is considered as the world’s most expensive house and is now being dubbed as “the Taj Mahal of the 21st Century”.

The new 27-storey skyscraper in Mumbai (Bombay) is named as Antilia, after a mythical Island. Antilia needs at least 600 people to maintain it. Times of India reported earlier that Antilia‘s first electricity bill, for the month of September, is 7 million rupees (£98,000). The house is said to have a temple on the ground floor, a library on the top, cinema, swimming pools and a helicopter pad. The positioning of the areas of the house obviously followed the Vaastu principles, an Indian tradition comparable to the Chinese feng shui.

Ambani has moved into his new home last month with his wife and three children. The Forbes magazine has reported that the 53-year-old Ambani has amassed a $27 billion (£17bn) fortune. Ambani is the chairman and managing director of Reliance Industries, one of the largest conglomerates in the world. He is also the owner of Mumbai Indians, an Indian Premier League team.

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According to the reports, the lavish house-warming was attended by about 80 people. Some of the guests includes Indian novelist Shobhaa De, Bollywood stars Preity Zinta and Aamir Khan, and billionaire Kumar Mangalam Birla.

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