Antilia, ($1 billion) the most expensive residence of the world is located in Mumbai, India and belongs to Mukesh Ambani, the world’s fifth richest man. Ambani spent around 5 percent of his fortune to build this house. The billion-dollar 27-storey mansion is 568 feet high with a total area of over 398,000 square feet of living space that features a 4 storey garden, six storey parking lot that holds Amabni’s 168 car collection, nine elevators to take to any floor each with a lounge and a gym. Apart from this, there’s a Krishna temple, bar, library, health club, a dance studio, a swimming pool, a ballroom, guestrooms, and a 50-seater cinema. Three helicopter pads have been installed on the roof. Six hundred people are employed to keep it running on a day-to-day basis.
Villa Leopolda ($506 million) is Europe’s most expensive house located in Cote D’Azur, France, better known as the French Riviera. Its owner Mikhail Prokhorov is also the owner of the basketball team, the Brooklyn Nets. Villa Leopolda was built in 1902 by King Leopold II of Belgium and takes its name from him. The Villa Leopolda estate is spread over 20 acres of grounds with countless olive, cypress and lemon trees taken care by 50 full time gardeners. The villa features 19 luxurious bedrooms including huge bathrooms, antique furnishings, walk-out terraces, multiple kitchens, dining rooms and fireplaces. It also houses top of the line swimming pools, sporting courts, a bowling alley, a private beach front, a movie theater and much more. Villa Leopolda has been featured on many television shows like Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous and VH1’s Fabulous Life Of. It has also been featured in many magazines such as Forbes.
The Penthouse ($200 million) is located near London’s Hyde Park. It belongs to Ukraine’s richest man. It is a flat with two floors having six bedrooms, wine tasting rooms, squash courts, spas and 24 hour room service. The main feature of this house is its security featuring a panic room, bulletproof windows, eye scanner, and an underground passage that leads to the nearby Mandarin Hotel.
Fairfield Pond ($170 million) is located in the Hamptons, New York. It is the home of billionaire, Ira Rennert. Standing on 63 acres of land it is the largest residential compound in the United States. It’s on the seafront and has 29 bedrooms, 39 bathrooms, two tennis courts, two squash courts, a basketball court, a bowling alley, a 91 feet long dining room and a $150,000 hot tub. It has its own power supply on site.
Hearst Castle ($165 million) is located in Beverly Hills. It was built by newspaper tycoon William Randolph Hearst in 1926. It is spread across 6 hectares of land featuring 6 separate residences. The home features 29 bedrooms, a night club, tennis courts, 8 fireplaces, 3 swimming pools, a disco, and a private cinema. It was used in the filming of the popular movie “Godfather”. David and Victoria Beckham and Tom and Katie Cruise have their houses in the neighborhood of this remarkable mansion.