Mukesh Ambani's Antilia Tops Forbes 2014 Pricey Billionaire Home List

Updated: May 18, 2014 13:37 IST
Here are some of the pricey properties owned by billionaires in Forbes 2014 list
Mukesh Ambani\'s Antilia Tops Forbes 2014 Pricey Billionaire Home List
Mukesh Ambani's Antilia in Mumbai is the most expensive billionaire home in the world, according to Forbes. The 27-story, 400,000-square-foot skyscraper home includes six stories of underground parking, three helicopter pads, and reportedly requires a staff of 600 for upkeep, says Forbes. Antilia's construction cost reportedly ranged between $1 billion (Rs 6,000 crore) and $2 billion (Rs 12,000 crore), it adds. (1$=60 rupees) (Photo: AP).
Here are some of the pricey properties owned by billionaires in Forbes 2014 list.
Mukesh Ambani\'s Antilia Tops Forbes 2014 Pricey Billionaire Home List
Villa Leopolda in Villefranche-sur-mer, France: This property build in 1902 for Belgian king Leopold II is owned by Brazilian billionaire Lily Safra. Set on 20 acres, it was valued at $750 million, or nearly Rs 4,500 crore, in 2008, when Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov attempted to buy it, says Forbes.
Mukesh Ambani\'s Antilia Tops Forbes 2014 Pricey Billionaire Home List
Fair Field, Sagaponack, New York: The 29-bedroom, 39-bath compound property has three swimming pools, plus its own power plant on premises, says Forbes. It is owned by US investor and businessman Ira Rennert and was valued at $248.5 million, or nearly Rs 1,500 crore, according to 2012 tax assessments, it adds.
Mukesh Ambani\'s Antilia Tops Forbes 2014 Pricey Billionaire Home List
One Hyde Park, London: According to Forbes, a penthouse at One Hyde Park was reportedly sold to an Eastern European for nearly 140 million pounds (nearly Rs 1,400 crore. (1 pound = 99 rupees)
Mukesh Ambani\'s Antilia Tops Forbes 2014 Pricey Billionaire Home List
Kensington Palace Gardens, London: According to Forbes, steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal "is believed to own three homes on the high-security street known as "Billionaires Row" and the properties were purchased at $222 million (or nearly Rs 1,350 crore) in 2008. Here, the entrance to 'Billionaires' Row' at Kensington Palace Gardens, London.
Mukesh Ambani\'s Antilia Tops Forbes 2014 Pricey Billionaire Home List
Kensington Palace Gardens, London: According to Forbes, Russsian tycoon Roman Abramovich owns a mansion on London's high-security street known as "Billionaires Row". Its purchase price was pegged at nearly $140 million, or Rs 840 crore in 2011.
Here, the entrance to 'Billionaires' Row' at Kensington Palace Gardens, London.
Mukesh Ambani\'s Antilia Tops Forbes 2014 Pricey Billionaire Home List
Xanadu 2.0, Seattle, Washington: The high-tech Lake Washington complex owned by Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates boasts a pool with an underwater music system, a 2,500- square foot gym and a library with domed reading room, says Forbes. Its market value was pegged at $120.5 million (or over Rs 700 crore) as per 2014 tax assessment, says Forbes.
Mukesh Ambani\'s Antilia Tops Forbes 2014 Pricey Billionaire Home List
One57, New York: According to Forbes two penthouses in Big Apple's newest 'billionaire building' was bought for more than $90 million apiece (nearly Rs 600 crore) in 2012. One of them is reportedly owned by US hedge fund billionaire Bill Ackmam, it says.
Mukesh Ambani\'s Antilia Tops Forbes 2014 Pricey Billionaire Home List
15 Central Park West Penthouse, New York: According to Forbes, a Central Park-facing 6,744-square foot penthouse was bought by Ekaterina Rybolovleva, daughter of Russian billionaire Dmitriy Rybolovlev, for $88 million ( or nearly Rs 528 crore) in 2012.

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