Mukesh Ambani, the chairman of Reliance Industries, has taken the world by surprise after surpassing the richest man in Europe, Bernard Arnault to become the fourth wealthiest person in the world.
For the 13th straight year, Reliance Industries’ chairman Mukesh Ambani is the richest Indian billionaire. No one in India has come close to his net worth. It’s because of an epic success of his telecom company Reliance Jio, he is enjoying a staggering wealth.
The massive net worth of Mr. Ambani has hiked to $80.6 billion, making him the only Asian tycoon in the exclusive club of the world’s top 5 richest people. The other 3 persons ahead of Mukesh Ambani, owner of Reliance Industries Ltd are Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
The effect of coronavirus on multinational companies has been unprecedented with many of them have suffered a huge loss. However, the Covid-19 crisis has helped Reliance Jio attracting investors.
All businesses got affected during the coronavirus lockdown, but Jio has earned a whopping Rs 78,562 Crore from five investors in just one month. Global tech giants like Facebook, Silver Lake, Vista EP and General Atlantic have made a huge investment to buy a minority stake in Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Jio.
Jio head Mukesh Ambani has already surpassed several other billionaires in the recent week, including Elon Musk, Alphabet Inc co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page, and investor and business tycoon Warren Buffet.
Mukesh Ambani is the owner of the second-most expensive home in the world, which is, Antilia, ranks after the Buckingham Palace. Antilia is worth Rs 1,40,000,000,000 (14,000 crore rupees or USD 2 billion).
Antilia, which is named after a mythical island in the Atlantic Ocean, is one of the most expensive residential properties in the world and the 4,00,000 sq. ft. building is located on Altamount Road in South Mumbai.
Located in one of the most luxurious residential areas in India, Mumbai’s Altamount Road, the property rates here are a staggering Rs 80,000 to Rs 85,000 per square foot.
It is a staggering 27-storey building but since some ceilings are of double-height, it’s quite closer to the size of a 40-storey building as it is 570 feet high.
It houses as many as 600 staff members that help maintain the huge mansion. There’s an entourage room where security, bodyguards and other assistants can chill and relax there.
The Ambani residence is well-equipped with a health spa, a salon, a ballroom, 3 swimming pools, yoga and dance studios.
Antilia boasts ice-cream parlour, a mega-temple and a private theatre that can accommodate as many as 50 people
The six floors in the building are strictly dedicated to parking with a space for over 168 cars.
The tower alone has 9 elevators and interestingly there are separate elevators for guests and the Ambani family members
The expensive mansion has 3 helipads on the roof.