Soaring high at the heart of India's financial capital Mumbai is Antilla, the new home of Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani. It is estimated to cost around a billion dollar.
RIL chief Mukesh Ambani's new home is estimated to have been built at a cost of nearly $1 billion and it is said to be the most expensive house in the world.
Soaring high at the heart of India's financial capital Mumbai is Antilia, the new home of Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani. It is estimated to cost around a billion dollar. (Photo: AFP)
Antilia is home to Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani – the richest Indian in the world, with a net worth of $27 billion, according to the Forbes India Rich List. The magazine has also predicted that Mukesh Ambani would be the world's richest man by 2014. 52-year-old Ambani has interests in a range of sectors from petrochemicals and textiles to retail. Recently his company has decided to enter into hotels, power, telecom and shale gas projects. In his words, RIL is ready for a "big surge forward" and will use its strong finances for "inorganic" growth and new ventures. (Phot: AP)
The 27-storey building is located in the expensive Mumbai suburb of Malabar Hill and has underground parking for 160 cars, and requires some 600 staff to run. (Photo: AFP)
The building contains a health club, dance studio, a ballroom, a 50-seat cinema and a 160-car underground parking garage. (Photo: AFP)
Up at the top of the building are three helicopter pads. The 53-year-old oil and gas magnate will reportedly live in the home with his wife and three children. (Photo: AFP)
Another view of Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani's new home Antilia. (Photo: AFP)
To build this custom home, architecture firms Perkins Will and Hirsch Bedner Associates, the designers behind the Mandarin Oriental, based in Dallas and Los Angeles, have been consulted. (Photo: AFP)
A security staff stands at the entrance of the twenty-seven storey Antilia, the newly-built residence of Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani. (Photo: AFP)
Forbes Magazine has said that Ambani began work on this home years ago when "he was worth $43 billion." "Now fully constructed, it's the most ever spent on a home that we know of. In June the world's richest man, telecommunications billionaire Carlos Slim Helu paid $44 million for an Upper East Side Beaux Arts town house. One could interpret the two tycoons' recent moves as a billionaire version of keeping-up-with-the-Joneses," it added. (Photo: AFP)
Labourers work on a portion of the twenty-seven storey Antilia. (Photo: AFP)
Some 600 staff are required to maintain the home. (AFP Photo)
A worker checks his mobile phone while waiting fot marblestone to be unloaded from his truck at the entrance of the twenty-seven storey Antilia. (Photo: AFP)