Most Expensive House In The World, The $1 billion House

Most Expensive House 2010, The $1 billion house

Forget the previous most expensive house in the world back in 2007 and the Most Expensive House In The World 2008. They’re old news, and you’ll find them somewhere in the history books now. There’s a new player in town that’s taken the property game to the next ridiculous level.

Yes, you read correctly, the $1 billion house, that’s not Rupee or Yen, that’s one billion U.S dollars. India’s richest man, Mukesh Ambani, has completed the development of this his new home in Mumbai that currently has an estimated value of $1 billion. The building (I feel weird calling it a “house”) has been appropriately named Antilla after a mythical island. Well, it certainly doesn’t look normal, and you wouldn’t expect it to for $1 billion.

Mukesh Ambani’s net worth

Mukesh Ambani

Forbes estimated Ambani’s net worth at $22 billion, making him the 5th richest person in the world. Reliance Industries was founded by Mukesh’s father, Dhirubhai Ambani, in 1966, and is India’s most valuable firm by market capitalization.

Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Group is India’s largest private company, with interests in oil, retail and biotechnology. The 50-something-year-old became the country’s first rupee trillionaire.

Before the $1 billion house was built, Mukesh Ambani and his family lived in a 14-storey building. Apparently 14-stories just wasn’t enough space for him, his wife, his mother, and his 3 children. I imagine they were tight for space. Who can blame them?

What will $1billion get you?

I personally can’t imagine what you could possibly spend on a house that would make its value $1 billion. One thing is for sure, I’m sure it’s filled to the brim with all the lavish extras one would expect, like gold toilet paper holders, which I imagine are worth more than my salary.

This is all speculation, but apparently it has the following…

  • A total of 27 floors
  • 4,532-square-metre plot
  • A car garage that has the capacity to hold his personal car collection of 168 cars
  • An in-house car service centre
  • The house is made entirely of glass and is 570 feet tall
  • 50 seater cinema
  • Several swimming pools
  • Two-storey health club
  • 600 members of full-staff
  • Double height ceilings
  • Ballrooms
  • Crystal chandelier ceilings
  • Retractable stages
  • Multiple “safe” rooms
  • 3 helipads
  • The four floors at the top, that will provide a view of the Arabian Sea and a superb view of the city’s skyline, will be for Mukesh, his wife Neeta, their three children and Mukesh’s mother Kokilaben
  • According to the plan, two floors above the family’s residence will be set aside as maintenance areas, and on top of that will be an “air space floor,” which will act as a control room for helicopters landing on the helipad above

The question which remains unanswered is, “what the fuck?” Is all that really necessary (rhetorical question)? I wonder how many of those precious square feet will actually be touched by his feet. Clearly, I’m just jealous. Anyways, without further ado, this is what a $1 billion house looks like…

Pictures of the $1 billion house

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And now, Mukesh Ambani has a question for you…

Mukesh Ambani Question

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BUBBA 1st August, 2008 @ 13:06

I don't care who you are... Indian, American, Canadian, from Outer Space...that's just plain greedy, beyond belief. This guy has the ability to help A LOT of people who aren't in a position to help themselves, and he'd still have all the money he needs and more.

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Lou 5th August, 2008 @ 16:47

There is absolutley no problem with this kind of a house if I ever have that much I will build a 10 billion dollar home and my car show room will be made of gold, the glasses I pour y 100 000$ scotch into iwll be with a million dollars a piece, if u have the money spend it.

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Theodon 14th December, 2008 @ 07:23

Gotta agree with Lou here, there is nothing wrong with his house. Personally, I would much rather have a $1Billion house than to solve world hunger. World hunger does not effect me, but having a $1 Billion house is an awesome thing to own. Stop with the bullshit people you know you would.

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joshua purse 10th June, 2009 @ 11:31

can i live their with u

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Vinod kumar 22nd July, 2009 @ 07:14

He has earned a lot with his hard work.So,it's time for him to enjoy.

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prabhakaran 2nd August, 2009 @ 08:53

Iam prabhakaran from romania,Iam happy to hear about this one billion house,because out side of country(india)many people believing india a poor country,but it not true,india a welthe country all of the country was and is also,so out side of country(india)all over the world people can see in side of india is being billion house too.thank you mr.mukesh ambani what you have made that house.may god blessing your life to go frist richest man in world.thank you one again.

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Raj 13th October, 2009 @ 18:41

Who cares! he earned he is wasting! what the heck the above people wasting time in blaming instead of telling of giving him ideas what can he do in billions! ex. country, people, africa and manymore... why do u earn billions and spend on them.... people above needs endorsement work it and make ur ideas blaming Mukesh wrong! dumb all! I am with Mukesh! I earn I waste in pocket instead I gave 100 people work ..... which is called a construction!!!!!!

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Raj 13th October, 2009 @ 18:43

why their isnt' negative approach for Bill Gates. he has 147 mill. house... y? he shuldnt pay to African a Billion dollaR! he will have decrease of a cup of tea and will come to 57$ bill his networth. Indians are blamed!

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BOB 24th June, 2010 @ 17:39

Think about it, how much money do you earn in a life time? An average American earns about 2 million dollars with a masters degree, and spends about 500-700 thousand dollars buying a house. This is about a half of what you earn in a life time. This guy is building a house that is worth 1 billion and his total is worth 50 billion. He is spending about 1/50 of his net worth which is much less than any american. So his house is absolutely justified in building such a house.

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jag 25th August, 2010 @ 22:09

this house will be the future development of mumbai in india so do not critisize

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True 17th October, 2010 @ 00:24

Really Raj how stupid can you be? Bill gates gave billions to help poor people around the world and last time I checked 147million house and a 1 billion house, there is a big different. I think you should do some research before you post such a stupid comment.

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Adam 9th November, 2010 @ 19:17

Raj as True pointed out the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded $24 billion in grants and global development since 1994. http://www.gatesfoundation.org/about/Pages/foundation-fact-sheet.aspx

and BOB this isnt a question of whether the fact that 1/50 of his net worth being a lot less then that of the average American. It's "What in the world could a family of six do with a 1 billion dollar house!"

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shaik 10th November, 2010 @ 17:55

Y people wants to give comments.

If Gates & Ambani don't have any prblm to spend soo much of money, then y we giving comments.

Guys jst chill insha allah soon even we will build our dream house.

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ruben perez 24th November, 2010 @ 03:10

Incredible!, such a bad taste having 1 billion budget for a house, and how, what is important for some people is not for others however there is only one truth "the meaning of house" is not involved is this construction.

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sami 27th November, 2010 @ 19:35

We know that after blasphemy no guilt, and know that God is need not of his slaves, and know that rich Homo sapiens is better than failing to life but won't go ever rest, and know that God gave us through tutorials for wealthy stupid like self proud Qaaroun , and those who denounce wave upon finish woven, and know that Bill Gate promised billion dollars aid to Africa, and know generous hands and dignified work openly or secretly working families of Saudies and Arabs and Gulf archaeological and save them for God and looking for his acceptance and satisfaction and won't be disappointed by God ...,
... Now the question is necessary to his advisors why he/they do not advice him and say isn't that stupid and waste of funds and destroy of hops and aims of his native pours, whom he understand first and first that all his gains originally gained from them, or where are the wises or oldies of his family or his friends to stop his stupidest, or say seizes him from conduct the money and the hopes of his well-known poor nation or say the exemplary first in the world for their poverty ... It happened in critical mention wisdom (((( that, the winds bring what goes by hurricanes)))) I say adding forego and forego more to dropping.

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ryan 13th December, 2010 @ 12:20

err bob, mumbai has some of the poorest slums in the world. for a man to be living in a billion dollar house is appallingly unnecessary as it is, but to do it in the faces of some of the world's poorest people is even more shameful.he has a legal right to have this house, but that doesn'ty make it morally right. nobody needs a house worth even a few million dollars to live a great life and even a few million is way more than is necessary. my house is worth in the region of only 0.2 million and i live a good life

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Race Bennon 24th December, 2010 @ 23:00

Well spent money on getting all the luxuries a man can think of ... however, the design is crap and instead of giving his kids the sketchbook to draw his house, he should have given it to some proper architect ... so nah ... not flamboyant at all !!! but still cool stuff on the inside ;)

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Jackson 22nd January, 2011 @ 10:55

I think it doesn't really make a lot to have such a house for just. He has not accessed most of the bedrooms i guess. Why doesn't he spend some money to Haiti?

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johnny 23rd January, 2011 @ 11:48

I think he might have a problem getting dss to pay the rent if he runs into hard times.

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peaceman 23rd January, 2011 @ 21:50

What is the point of buying such an expensive house when you could use the money for better needs such as charity, life is not all about the house, the cars or the money life is about people, love and peace

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Fridah 27th January, 2011 @ 07:07

hi guys its really nice to have a nice looking and modern house in India coz first it acts as tourist attraction which makes a lot of money to Indians but what is not good is that people spend Money in non productive things as in spending 1Billion Dollars on a house just a house which is not a productive thing since he is still spending a in paying the workers every thing and many people in India are too poor that's why they are many in Uganda, Uganda is becoming an Indian country am sorry to say that so what i was saying Mr.Ambani would have put this one Billion in his country or helping the poor ones rather than spending it in a non productive house. the good thing now he is famous because of the house but what else nothing so that's my comment and please to all Viewers don't minimize someones comment coz everyone has a right to talk. thank u

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Sara 27th January, 2011 @ 15:56

good for him

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Paul 28th February, 2011 @ 10:42

It looks terrible .Its has no symetry and looks like a series of shanty town boxes heaper on top of each other.

Im not sure where the figure of 1 billion cae from .It certainly wasnt from architechs fees Im sure.

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jen 4th April, 2011 @ 19:24

Taylor wrote this on 2008-01-15 18:26:48 I hate all those people that say " awww. the poor homeless people!" First, they should get a job if they are poor and/or in poverty. quit mooching off of the government... Why do we feel sorry for these non-working people. Disabled people get plenty of money so don't argue for them. There are plenty of jobs in freaking India...GET ONE. C0ngrats to the dude who built this house. He deserves it for working so hard to get the money to pay for it. BTW, you people that are arguing that he should divide the money,

You are a fucking idiot. plenty of jobs in india? do you actually have any grasp of what it means to live in poverty? do you think people who are starving in third world conditions and simply sitting around sponging off the government? Piss off and do your research properly before making such uneducated offensive remarks!

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The one who gets it 14th April, 2011 @ 15:55

What you people don't get is that in India most people has to take care of their family instead of going to school... this way they cannot earn that much money on their own.
Of course it's his money, and he may do anything he wants with it. But by donating it he could have given millions enough food, and then making more children go to school and earn money.

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damian 17th April, 2011 @ 15:50

I've not got a problem with anyone spending any amount of their own money on building a house. It does look shit tho'.

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RSK 18th April, 2011 @ 18:21

It's his money, it's his decision what he spends it on. I'm confused why so many are saying that he should donate money to charity - do you know that he doesn't? I wouldn't be surprised if he has given more to charity than on this house.

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Hanee 20th April, 2011 @ 10:20

It's HIS money, the same way my money is mine and the same way all your money is yours!!, so what Mr Ambani does with his money is his business and no one elses.
If he can afford to buy a $1bn house then so be it!!!!
What he does with his money is up to him... I don't understand how people can comment with out actually knowing what he contributes and what he doesn't.
I can imagine the tax he pays on his earnings would help the country alone.
Give the guy a break :)

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joe 14th May, 2011 @ 02:30

why do people hate rich people? let him have his dream house.
but I do think it is damn ugly

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netaji 13th July, 2011 @ 19:00

my dear friend ,
iam really appriciting mr .mukeshji, because once up on a time in india,mukesh ,and his brother both are trying to get best place in world , but they are devided in two .so that is why thy and their mentolty totally changed ,
behind that the hard work of abhani not visible to the socitey the slogan of reliance kor lo dunia muttime . magar mitti me kam karnevale mittime miljaye to phar va nahi, bhap khamana beta ghoomna.
deer ru bhai ambani bi nai banpaya itna menga ghar so that iam extremly sorry to deer bai,
my dream come true .if a have a drem you can make it possible.or other vise it is not good for you & society.
so many reliane petrol bank s are not running in good position
so many reliance employees are looking for good and secured job .but it one of your company keep in right way.
jiyoo our jinedo

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vikram 26th July, 2011 @ 21:50

Here i find that many people are being jealous from MUKESH AMBANI,its his dream house what ever he want he can do it,we have no right to comment no it as he would not check our comments or he would change his plan.every one earns money to be healthy and wealthy.so the same thing he is doing so why being jealous.we have not lend him $1 billion he has earned it..so don't be jealous its his money he can do whatever he want..if still somebody being jealous then my dear friend u make a house worth $2 billion..lollz :)

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caramia 29th August, 2011 @ 02:18

Well 1st I think it's ugly, mayb OK on the inside,looks like a lego building.I'd rather have Updown Court England for £70mil (check that out) Sorry I can't agree w/most of U. When people R this rich it just shows how overpriced their products must B & how little people R earning, working hard & they can't even make a liveable wage.U may not have liked British rule but they brought India out of the backwaters & it went downhill after they left.It mayb rising now & will prob B richer than UK & even US,as it looks like the rising nations R China,India & Brazil.I wouldn't think it would have much of a resale value but as U say, he has so much money,even if a quake took it down,he can rebuild. I wonder what type of companies can afford to give them ins & policy, must B millions a year.I can only hope he follows in the footsteps of Oprah,Bill Gates, Warren Buffet & gives most of it away.Nuff said,Cheerio.

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andy 30th August, 2011 @ 07:54

@Get a Brain

you mothr fuc... you guys still think India is 3rd world country ... come herea and i will show you fuc...s how it feel .... mot...r fuc...s

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edwin 9th September, 2011 @ 01:07

The house looks like it wont stand for long, I don't like it. He is wealthy, bill gates is wealthy to, but you guys need to find out how rich the rothchilds are, thay had £200.000.000 in the 17th centry and there estimated wealth now is £500 trillion, I was going to put it down in numbers but I don't know how to, so i thought trillion would do. oh by the way you may not know this but the rothchilds and 12 other familys own the world and everything on it including you and I.
Go read and research it.
I seem to have read god gave us the land in trust, so how does anyone own it? and I believe he said he will return and rule earth for a 1000 years.. I would not like to be a richman not having done lots of good with it! when god returns! and what ever we do on this planet of his makes him even more gloriuse.

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damian 9th September, 2011 @ 07:12

Wow Edwin, you actually sound mental!

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Shamim Shaikh, Dubai 11th September, 2011 @ 12:55

Its great achievement and sacrifice of his father late Dhiru bhai Ambani.His family deserve to enjoy the hi-fi facilities in thier life.He has given a great example in front of whole world whats" INDIA". "Sare jahan se achha hindustan hamara"
keep it up !

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bleh 1st November, 2011 @ 11:01

What the heck is dis, a massive house!!!!!!!!!

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Farhan 8th March, 2012 @ 01:35

In a poor country Like India,I dont think anyone have the moral rights
to live in such ahouse........... at least he should spend some on uunprivileged people....BUT STILL I WANNA OWN THAT HOUSE!!!!!!

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Rich 22nd December, 2012 @ 13:13

This is in response to True's comment on bill gates. he doesnt donate money because he cares. He donates so the government doesnt tax the hell out of him. He is advocating a mass reduction in the human population. Same goes for the rich in general when it comes to charity. Sure many actually care but they HAVE TO DONATE. why is it so hard for people to figurw this out. It literally saves them tons of money as apposed to getting raped in taxes. Plus there are many charitable tax scams going on.

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karthik 12th February, 2013 @ 05:12

can you give

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bilal 26th March, 2013 @ 18:15

plzzzzzz sir iam pakistani and iam poor family belong plzzzzzz help me thank u sir

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Sheik gibriel musa 18th August, 2013 @ 13:41

Praise be to God for all things belongs to him.let everyone rejoys if a man suceed in life so also he/she will be applaused in life when achieved..

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Mohit Rawat 9th September, 2013 @ 15:12

Nice. I read about this in newspaper.
There's no need of bashing him....after all he's got that house with his hard-earned money.
For further interesting celebrity property forums you can visit the link below-
http://www.millionaire-realty.com/apps/forums/topics/show/9326238-propertries-owned-by-film-stars-celeberities

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manoj 9th September, 2013 @ 15:26

Hi, I am new to this. Went through all the comments & views posted here & appreciate.
I agree with Mohit & Adwin both.
Hi Mohit, went through the url you provided. Its a forum & the discussion on film star & celebrity properties, assets & lifestyle. The discussion was quite intresting.
http://www.millionaire-realty.com/apps/forums/topics/show/9326238-propertries-owned-by-film-stars-celeberities

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rashim 11th September, 2013 @ 10:38

you should spend that money to poor to make their life better sir .you will be thank by them

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Yvonne 6th March, 2014 @ 16:08

I haven't got a home but I'm still happy and good my health that's all too much if u ask me how does he find time to live in it all must take him ages to get round that place it's mad how people think that need a that just because they have so much money they think every thing has to big and over the top it's funny

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Michael 13th March, 2014 @ 16:48

The level of ignorance here is appaling!

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Sarah Robert 31st May, 2014 @ 04:10

Unique and stylish house! I would like to say it is a gorgeous house to live in.
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Singh 22nd August, 2014 @ 13:37

I think the value is virtual and have no impact to hungry or poor. Even the cost money would have served families who helped build this tall tower. And off-course it can be seen from distance. After 1000 years people of india may look at it as something big built after taj mahal and feel proud.
My concern is does that building serves the purpose? To me its defeating the purpose. If i have money i wouldn't live in such a scary structure. Just my thought.

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