When money is no object, homes can become very extravagant. The homes listed below are some of the most expensive homes in the world.
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Anatilia, Mumbai, India
This twenty-seven story skyscraper home is the world’s most expensive home, costing more than $1 billion to build. It’s 400,000 square feet and reportedly requires 600 staff to fully run it. It also has three helicopter pads and a health level. The home is owned by Mukesh Ambani who is worth $21.5 billion.
Villa Leopolda, Villefranche-sur-mer, France
Owned by Lily Safra, who is worth $1.2 billion, the house is said to be one of several homes built by King Leopold for his many mistresses. The estate stretches twenty acres and is said to be worth 500 million euros.
Kensington Palace Gardens, London, U.K.
One of the houses on Billionaire Road in London, this property is worth $117 million pounds. It is owned by Lakshmi Mittal, worth $16.5 billion, who supposedly owns three homes in that area.
One Hyde Park, London, U.K.
The world’s most expensive apartment was purchased by the richest man in Ukraine. The $221 million apartment comes with full time concierge service, bulletproof glass, and 25,000 square feet.
Ellison Estate, Woodside, California
Built and owned by the founder of Oracle, the home cost $200 million to build. The 23 acre estate boasts ten buildings built in the Japanese style, including a tea house and bath house, as well as a man made lake and a koi pond.
Xanadu 2.0, Seattle, Washington
Owned by Bill Gates, the high tech complex comes with a pool with music system for underwater, a domed reading room with a library, and a 2,500 square foot gym. The property is valued at $120.5 million.
15 Central Part West, New York, New York
Purchased for $45 million in 2008, the 10,674 square foot penthouse is owned by hedge fund big shot, Daniel Loeb. The apartment is at the top of the most exclusive Central Park adjacent high rise. Rumors about its sale list it at $100 million.
Maison de L’Amitie, Palm Beach Florida
Bought from Donald Trump, the 60,000 square foot compound boasts a oceanfront view, diamond and gold fixtures, and a garage with enough room for almost fifty cars. The home is currently owned by Dmitry Ryboloviev.