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India’s Billion-Dollar Home

By Linda Tancs

Amidst the wretched poverty of Mumbai it’s hard to imagine a billion-dollar home.  Yet, like a phoenix rising from the ashes, that’s exactly what overlooks the slums of the most populous city in India.  Named Antilia (after a mythical island in the Atlantic Ocean), the 27-story behemoth was custom built for Indian magnate Mukesh Ambani.  Reportedly sporting 37,000 square metres of space serviced by a staff of 600, the palatial digs will serve as the primary residence for the Ambani family of five.

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