The world’s fourth richest man, India’s Mukesh Ambani, has just finished building his dream home, worth over a billion dollars, which makes it now the most expensive house in the world.
The 27-story tower is called Antilia (named after the mythical Atlantic island Antillia) and the hanging gardens of Babylon were the source of inspiration for what will be home for Ambani, his wife, three children, and of course, his mum.
Here’s a list of just some of the home’s features:
- 400,000 square feet
- Separate gyms for each family member in the 2-floor health centre
- Four floors of open air hanging gardens
- Six floors of parking (enough for 160 cars), and a floor dedicated to the maintenance and servicing of the family’s cars
- Three helipads
- Nine elevators
- Full theatre able to seat 50 people with a full wine and snacks bar
- Multiple swimming pools, spa, and jacuzzi
- A grand ballroom
- 35,000 square feet of living quarters for the family
And get this, the entire house has a staff of 600+ people. Yes, that’s right, 600+ people who are employed to serve 6 people. That’s a 100:1 ratio, folks.
Not sure how great this accomplishment is, considering it was erected in a city where the average income is somewhere around $135 / month. To put it all in perspective, if this house had been purchased through a bank loan, it’s monthly mortgage would have been in the vicinity of $13million / month.