By Anne Horan
Mumbai can now claim its bragging rights to being the first place in the world to have a billion dollar home. Mumbai billionaire, Mukesh Ambani has built his new 27 story home for his family of five and named it Antilia. The building is named after a mythical island that was once located in the Atlantic Ocean west of the coast of Spain. Antilia was said to be the place of the Seven Cities of Gold. Other legends have Antilia as the place where Hercules placed his pillars to warn of the dangers of the sea. Neither legend has anything to do with the city of Mumbai.
The modern building Antilia, constructed for Mukesh Ambani, is nearly 400,000 square feet in size and its location in Mumbai looks out over the ocean to the front as well as to the city of Mumbai in the back.
The structure has room to park 160 cars in its multi level parking structure. There are several pools located on different levels in Antilia and there is even a fifty seat movie theater.
0Antilla or Antilia (building) Mukesh Ambani’s Mumbai Home (Photo courtesy of Wikipedia) O O
Citizens of Mumbai should be pleased with the employment opportunity because it takes 600 people to effectively upkeep this extravagant home that billionaire Mukesh Ambani built.
Mukesh Ambani is the director of Reliance Industries, the largest corporation in India. He has been with the company since the 1980’s and holds controlling interest in the firm. Mukesh Ambani a billionaire is the richest man in India and Asia and is the fourth richest man in the world.
OThe Antilia building, Mukesh Ambani’s Mumbai home (Photo Courtesy of Architectural Record)