A billion dollars. I can’t even conceive of that much money.
I can, however, say that it’s a 1 followed by nine 0s. Like this: $1,000,000,000.
And if you spend that much money on a house, this is what you can get:
I can’t say that I find it aesthetically pleasing on the outside. It looks like a Jenga tower that’s about to collapse.
See what I mean?
Built by Indian gazillionaire tycoon Mukesh Ambani, the house is called Antilia and it’s 27 stories tall. I’d call that a bit extravagant for a family of four. Hell, I’d call that a bit extravagant for a family of 40!
Located in Mumbai, India, Antilia sports quite a few amenities, including a movie theater (with 50 seats), a ballroom, a dance studio, a health club, and at least one pool.
Note that there are not one . . . not two . . . but three helipads. And really? Six floors of parking? Why????
I suppose I would be tempted to go bug-nuts crazy with my money if I were the fourth richest man in the world. And a giant house wouldn’t be out of the question.
But I’d at least try to make it look pleasant on the outside. And if I had three helicopters, I surely would not place my home in the middle of the city. It’d be in the country somewhere. Seriously—if I had a house that big, I’d never need to go out for anything . . . and what fun would that be?
by John Barker