Sunday, 20 July 2014

The 10 Most Expensive Homes In The World & Who Owns Them. You Won’t Believe What #1 Cost


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I have a headache just reading the figures! Some of are quite beautiful, "at least for my eye"!
 These homes are, simply put, INSANE.  Some cost more than the the entire GDP of a small country.  You better start saving now (and until you are about 1,500 years old) if you want to afford one of these ridiculous structures.

 #10. Mountain Home Road, Woodside, Calif., Cost: $117.5 million



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Owner: reportedly Masayoshi Son, worth $8.6 billion
The most expensive home sale on record includes a 9,000-square foot neoclassical house, a 1,117-square foot colonnaded pool house, a detached library, a retreat building, a swimming pool, a tennis court and formal gardens.

#9. Xanadu 2.0, Seattle, Washington, Cost: ~$120 million

AERIAL VIEW OF GATES' NEW HOME IN MEDINA

Owner: Bill Gates, worth $67 billion
The high-tech Lake Washington complex owned by the world’s second-richest man boasts a pool with an underwater music system, a 2,500- square foot gym and a library with domed reading room.

#8. Blossom Estate, Palm Beach, FL, Cost: $130 million

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Owner: Ken Griffin, worth $4.1 billion
The hedge fund titan purchased four side-by-side properties totaling eight acres on the ocean. Three lots tout houses while the fourth was already torn down; the entire swath of property was once used as a single estate.

#7. Kensington Palace Gardens, London, UK, Cost: $130 million

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Owner: Roman Abramovich, worth $10.2 billion

The Russsian tycoon owns several huge London estates (not pictured), including a Billionaires’ Row mansion. Since purchasing, plans to build a subterranean extension that includes a tennis court, health center and auto museum were approved by the city. He also owns a French Riviera chateau and in 2009 spent a record $90 million on a 70-acre estate on St. Bart’s.

#6. Ellison Estate, Woodside, Cali., Cost: $200 million

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Owner: Larry Ellison, worth $43 billion
The Oracle founder, arguably the world’s most avid collector of real estate, built his 23-acre Japanese-style estate in 2004 with 10 buildings, a man made lake, a tea house, a bath house and a koi pond. The property is currently assessed at just over $70 million.

#5. One Hyde Park, London, UK, Cost: $221 million

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Owner: Rinat Akhmetov, worth $15.4 billion
The world’s most expensive apartment, located in posh Knightsbridge, was purchased by the Ukraine’s richest man. It boasts a staggering 25,000-square feet, bullet proof glass and 24-hour hotel concierge service.

#4. Kensington Palace Gardens, London, UK, Cost: $222 million

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Owner: Lakshmi Mittal, worth $16.5 billion
The steel magnate is believed to own three homes on the high-security street known as Billionaires Row, including a neo-Georgian mansion near the Israeli embassy. The home (not pictured), rumored to have been purchased for Mittal’s son, was sold by hedge fund billionaire Noam Gottesman.

#3. Fair Field, Sagaponack, NY, Cost: >$248 million

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Owner: Ira Rennert, worth $6.5 billion
The industrial billionaire’s hulking 29-bedroom, 39-bath Hamptons compound has not one, but three swimming pools, plus its own power plant on premises.

#2. Villa Leopolda, Villefranche-sur-mer, France, Cost: >$750 million

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Owner: Lily Safra, worth $1.2 billion
King Leopold II reportedly built a series of waterside homes for his many mistresses. This 20-acre estate was valued at 500 million euros in 2008, when Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov attempted to buy it. He eventually pulled out of the deal, forfeiting a 50 million euro deposit.

#1. Antilia, Mumbai, India, Cost: >$1 billion


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Owner: Mukesh Ambani, worth $21.5billion
The twenty-seven story, 400,000-square foot skyscraper residence, named after a mythical island in the Atlantic, has six underground levels of parking, three helicopter pads, a ‘health’ level, and reportedly requires about 600 staff to run it. It is the world’s most expensive home far and away with construction costs topping $1 billion.


h/t:Forbes

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Did you notice that number two is worth 'only' $1.2billion with $750 million home?
And number 10, Mukesh Ambani's home cost $1 billion, the exact amount Oga Jona want to go and borrow? Hmmmm, this world sef!!!



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