The $1 Billion Home Is Complete The $1 Billion Home Is Complete
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The $1 Billion Home Is Complete

by Andrew Price

October 16, 2010

The world's first $1 billion home, a 27-story tower in Mumbai, built for India's richest man, Mukesh Ambani, is complete.

Time details some of the amenities:

It contains a health club with a gym and dance studio, at least one swimming pool, a ballroom, guestrooms, a variety of lounges and a 50-seater cinema. There are three helicopter pads on the roof and a car park for 160 vehicles on the ground floors. It's obviously quite a job keeping all this running smoothly, so the house, if you can call it that, also boasts a staff of 600. And all this for just Ambani, his wife and their three children to enjoy.

It has "at least one swimming pool"? Incredible.

So who is Ambani? Managing director of the petrochemical company Reliance Industries. By the way, 50 percent of the population of Mumbai earns less than $135 each month.

Via Archinect. Image from Wikimedia.

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