The Billion Dollar Home

by UrbanTurf Staff


Million-dollar homes are a dime a dozen these days, but billion dollar homes are unheard of.

Until now.

The New York Daily News recently reported that Mukesh Ambani, the richest man in India, has built the world’s first billion-dollar home in Mumbai. The 27-story home has three helipads, a parking garage for 160 cars and a wait staff of 600.

The Daily News’ Aliyah Shahid puts the home’s size in perspective:

“The 37,000-square meter home, which took seven years to build, is bigger than the Palace of Versailles, London’s Telegraph reported. The building resembles a glass and steel Lego stack, interspersed with hanging gardens. The building soars more than 550 feet, and has stunning views that look over Mumbai and the Arabian Sea.”

Needless to say the home has its critics in a country where millions live in extreme poverty. That criticism, however, has not resulted in the cancellation of what is supposedly the world’s most expensive house warming party later this month.

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  1. Wow said at 8:36 am on Friday October 15, 2010:

    I used to have a home like that.

  1. JohnDC said at 10:31 am on Friday October 15, 2010:

    My home has 12 helipads and 800 staff.. soooo…..

  1. swester said at 11:21 am on Friday October 15, 2010:

    The rich get richer, and the poor get poorer. C’est la vie.

  1. Prateek said at 8:00 pm on Friday October 15, 2010:

    Yes typical Indian psychology. Grab and show off as much as you can while most of his country men lives in poverty. Well done!!

  1. Allan said at 10:23 pm on Sunday October 17, 2010:

    Here’s the thing, I hate such displays of wealth, but no doubt he employed a whole hell of a lot of his countrymen to build it.  The rich have to spend it on something, at least when they build crap they contribute to the economy.

  1. Mike said at 12:24 pm on Monday October 18, 2010:

    Unless he employed his cronies and they embezzled the money and paid less meager wages

  1. Foobar said at 2:31 pm on Monday October 18, 2010:

    He’s compensating for his angry inch.

  1. capitalist said at 7:53 pm on Tuesday December 7, 2010:

    Why is every one angry at this billionaire. Do you just want him to give his money for free? He spent a billion dollar and created a job for hundreds of people. He is also employing 600 people in his new building. He needs to spend his money and create jobs. There are poor people all over the world. Poverty is illuminated by creating a good paying jobs.

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