Mukesh Ambani is, with an estimated fortune of $50 Billion, the richest man in Asia, and the 4th richest man in the world.
With that much money you would probably assume he can afford a pretty impressive pad. I’ve written here before about the apartment in London that was sold for a bargain price of £140 million.
Small change for Ambani, who has built the world’s first $1 billion residence. With 27 floors and 440,000 square feet of interior space, its… well… big. Especially considering that Ambani and his wife only have 3 children.
Briefly, some facts about this house:
- 9 elevators servicing the 27 floors, no two of which are the same
- A total of 3 helipads, even though he does not actually have approval from the city of Mumbai to use them. There will also be an Airpsace floor immediately beneath the helipads to control the airspace above the building
- Hanging gardens which cascade down within the structure
- A 2 storey health and fitness centre
- Parking space for 168 cars (6 floors), which is only barely enough to accomodate Ambani’s collection of cars. There is also a separate floor exclusively for servicing his automobile collection and a lift to transport the cars between floors.
- One entire floor dedicated to a Home theatre with a seating capacity of 50
- 600 staff
And here is a nice little video showing the interior. Money buys you big, but it doesn’t buy you taste.