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The 5 Most Incredible Billionaire Homes

By on February 25, 2015

#2: Villa Leopolda (Currently owned by Lily Safra)

This villa in the oceanside town of Villefranche-sur-mer, France is in one of the French Riviera’s most gorgeous spots, which adds even more value to a home that would cost a boatload no matter where it was located.

This 80,000 square foot masterpiece is probably the nicest piece of beachfront property in the entire world, which is really saying something.

Originally built at the behest of King Leopold II of Belgium, Villa Leopolda was converted into its current state by American architect Ogden Codman, Jr, who built the villa in his grandest vision. Over the years the mansion has had many tenants, and was most recently sold to banker Edmond Safra in 1988, and Safra’s wife, Lily Safra, has retained possession of the property since Edmond’s death in 1999.

Villa Leopolda was almost sold to Russian Billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov in 2008 for the low price of 750 MILLION DOLLARS, but Prokhorov eventually backed out, even after having put down a deposit of $50 million for the property.

After this incident, the property has still not been sold and remains in the possession of the widow, Lily Safra.

 

#1: Mukesh Ambani’s Antilia

There are luxury mansions in the world, and then there is Antilia, the “home” of Mukesh Ambani in Mumbai, India.

Hardly anyone would expect Antilia to be a residential building – you know, since it is 570 feet tall and features 27 stories with extra-high ceilings (most buildings of a comparable height have as many as 60 stories). But this building is not a sky-scraping hotel or commercial center, it is the home of Indian businessman and multi-billionaire Mukesh Ambani.

Antilia, which is named after a mythical island in the Pacific Ocean, features over 400,000 square feet of living space, and that is not a typo. The building includes six underground levels of parking, three helicopter pads, a floor completely dedicated to “health,” and many other absurd amenities that no normal person would ever possibly need. It is estimated that Antilia requires a staff of approximately 600 people on board at all times.

Far and away the largest and most expensive “house” in the entire world, Mukesh Ambani’s Antilia is valued between one and two BILLION dollars.

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