India is home to some of the richest business families across the globe. From Lakshmi Mittal to Mukesh Ambani, the country’s tycoons are quickly taking over the world, one industry at a time. Here are the wealthiest industrialists in India and their expensive homes.
Ambanis, Tatas, Birlas— every child in the country knows the names of India’s biggest corporate honchos by heart. From a fabulous jet setting lifestyle to hobnobbing with celebrities, they seem to have it all— fame, money and success. Let’s take a look at some of their swanky homes in the heart of Mumbai.
#7 Ratan Tata- Tata Group
Cabins – ₹125 crores
The 80-year-old magnate chose this elegant sea-facing building in the plush area of Colaba, South Mumbai. After his retirement, Tata moved into his three-storeyed home which boasts over 13,350 square feet of space for a gym, library, lounge, 12-car basement parking, sun deck and a sprawling infinity pool on the top floor. The all-white structure with floor to ceiling windows is a stunning sight to behold— Ratan Tata surely knows how to retire in style!
#6 Rana Kapoor- YES Bank
Cost- ₹128 crores
The founder and CEO of YES Bank lives with his wife and three beautiful daughters in this palatial double-storeyed building spread across 14,800 square feet. The picturesque property sits on Altamount Road in Mumbai, where the Kapoors are next-door neighbours to none other than Mukesh Ambani’s Antilia.
#5 Sajjan and Naveen Jindal- JSW Steel
In 2011, steel magnate Sajjan Jindal purchased Maheshwari House on Napean Sea Road in what was the most expensive property deal at the time— ₹400 crore. Sajjan currently resides with his family in Jindal Mansion in Mumbai, while his younger brother Naveen lives on India’s richest street in Delhi’s plush Lutyens locality. Naveen, who is the chairman of Jindal Steel and Power Limited, is an industrialist-turned-politician; his spacious bungalow is spread over three acres and is worth a staggering ₹150 crores.
#4 Kumar Managalam Birla- Aditya Birla Group
Jatia House- ₹425 crores
When Birla decided to acquire the iconic Jatia House for a whopping cost, the transaction was quickly dubbed the most expensive real estate deal in Mumbai, maybe even India. With an area of over 28,000 square feet, the lavish bungalow offers spectacular sea views, lush gardens and expensive Burma teak interiors. The Birla family will surely feel at home at their Malabar Hills estate which has 20 bedrooms, several ballrooms for entertaining guests and a beautiful pond in the courtyard.
#3 Anil Ambani- Reliance Group
Abode- ₹5,000 crores
The younger Ambani scion’s home is as luxurious and extravagant as his brother Mukesh’s, proving that the twosome share great taste. Anil Ambani’s colossal 17-floor tower is spread across 16,000 square feet in Pali Hill, Bandra. Naturally, the lavish home boasts world-class amenities such as a helipad and is counted among the most expensive houses in India.
#2 Gautam Singhania- Raymond Group
JK House- ₹7,100 crores
Considered to be Antilia’s competitor due to their unmistakable structural similarities, JK House will soon be home to the chairman of Raymond known for his expensive taste in cars, planes and yachts. Allegedly, the family purchased the Breach Candy property for a jaw-dropping ₹600 crores and it will showcase Gautam Singhania’s prized jade collection in an in-house museum (yes, you read that right!).
The impressive 30-storey mansion flaunts scenic sea views, five levels of car parking, a helipad, a gym, a spa and a swimming pool. Additionally, JK House will open a retail textile showroom on its ground floor. Talk about living the real estate dream!
#1 Mukesh Ambani- Reliance Industries
Antilia- ₹10,000 crores
The head honcho of India’s most profitable company, Mukesh Ambani, owns this towering architectural marvel located in the heart of South Mumbai. The billionaire father-of-three built the larger than life structure on Altamount Road for his family and 600 housing staff; it has 27 floors and can withstand an earthquake measuring eight on the Richter scale.
Some of the home’s features include a ballroom, 50-seater movie theatre, six floors of car parking, spa, salon, garden gym and multiple swimming pools. As if that wasn’t enough, the 4,00,000 square feet Antilia also has three helipads… no big deal!