India’s richest man and first trillionaire Mukesh Ambani, 50, is building a tower block home that will touch the height of a 60-storey building but will have only 27 storeys with high ceilings where Ambani’s mother, wife, three children and 600 full-time staff would stay.
The 570ft tower, named Antilla after a mythical island, would include a helipad, health club and six floors of car parking, have a floor for a home theater and a glass-fronted apartment for guests in it. According to Guardian report, the tower, worth more than $1bn, will have a total floor area greater than Versailles.
Currently the family is living in a 14-storey building, Sea Wind and it is being said that the new tower will be ready till next year. The 27 floors on a 4,532 sq metre plot will give insiders an excellent view of the Mumbai and full view of Arabian sea.
Mukesh Ambani is the chairman, and largest shareholder of Reliance Industries that happens to be India’s largest private sector company.
According to the reports, the first six floors will be used as car parking. In the next two floors, there is a plan to build health club and some other floors will be used as the house of hundreds of staff serving Ambanis.
The Ambani family would occupy the top floors of the building equipped with a helipad and swimming pools.
Once the ‘super tower’, an obscene display of Ambani’s wealth, will be completed, it will become a best example and showcase of the badly widened gap between the living styles of poor people and billionaire people in India.