That's rich -- and €720m buys the height of luxury
Published 20/10/2010 | 05:00
AN Indian's home is his castle, especially when he is the richest man in the country and has €720m to spend.
That is the king's ransom which Mukesh Ambani splashed out on his new 27-storey-high abode.
Ambani, his wife and three children have moved into the building which is named Antilia, after a mythical island.
It contains a health club with a gym and dance studio, a ballroom, guest rooms, a range of lounges and a 50-seater cinema. There is even an elevated garden with ceiling space to accommodate small trees.
There is nothing of the semi-D about the structure. Forget about on-street parking, the roof boasts no fewer than three helicopter pads; and there is also underground parking for 160 cars.
The 173m high vertical palace comes with sweeping views of Mumbai and the Arabian Sea and requires 600 staff to keep it running smoothly.
The 53 year-old tycoon is the fourth richest man in the world and according to 'Forbes' magazine is worth €20bn.