Meet Indian entrepreneur Mukesh Ambani, the Chairman of Reliance Industry and stakeholder of more than 40% of India's natural gas and oil conglomerate. He has a personal wealth of more than 20 billion $ and is the richest man in India.
A person of such a stature of course desires a stately home that is representative of his power. That is why he built Antilia.
The record for most expensive house in the world was set in 2010, when the $1 billion, 37,161 square meter Mumbai home: Antilia, was finished. And at that price, it will likely hold the record for years.
The 27 floor skyscraper home is built for just the five people in the family and sits on a construction plot of more than 15.000 square meters. It is bigger than the Palace of Versailles. It employs more than 600 people just to keep the building and all its features up and running.