India Tycoon Builds First Billion-Dollar Home
Mukesh Ambani spares no expense
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 14, 2010 4:16 PM CDT
A photograph of Antilia, the $1 billion new home of Mukesh Ambani, India's richest man.   (Wikimiedia Commons)
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(Newser) – The wealthiest man in India has built a new estate that sets the bar for opulence and ostentation. Mukesh Ambani's $1 billion home in Mumbai, named "Antilia" after a mythical island, requires a staff of 600 to man its gym, dance studio, ballroom, guest rooms, movie theater, lounges, garden, 160-car parking lot, and three helicopter pads, the Telegraph reports. All that in only 27 stories. Ambani is chairman of Reliance Industries, a conglomerate with oil, retail, and biomedical divisions. He's the fourth richest man in the world.