Homes of the Billionaires – A peek into the dens of world’s richest people


Modesty is a term rarely associated with luxury loving billionaires. But yet there are some who epitomize “modesty” and are exceptions to the lavish lifestyle flaunting ways of most opulent folks. Warren Buffett, the world’s third richest man with a fortune of $47 billion is the man of modesty. Despite amassing this great fortune, the legendary investor still lives in the same five-bedroom, gray stucco house he bought in Omaha, Neb.’s Happy Hollow suburb in 1958 for $31,500. But not all billionaires have the same belief. In fact, many swear by the term “if you’ve got it flaunt”. And usually the best way to flaunt their lavish lifestyles is through luxurious homes and mansions. Computer mogul, Michael Dell who lives in a 33,000-square-foot mansion a home that locals call “the castle” because of its high walls and tight security that guard the 20-acre estate, believes he lives life simply.

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Unlike Dell, Indian Billionaire Mukesh Ambani refuses to be in denial about his love for luxury and is building a 27-story Mumbai skyscraper that promises to eclipse previous records for the world’s most expensive homes. The tall residence, christened Antilla is luxury personified and is rumored to have the most unique spaces, with no two floor plans being alike and using different materials on every floor!
In The UK, another Indian billionaire too has no qualms about flaunting his lavish lifestyle. Steel magnate, Lakshmi Mittal ’s luxurious mansion in the posh Kensington neighborhood that he purchased for $124 million screams extravagance. The 12 bedroom abode is furnished with exquisite Turkish baths and a garage with parking space for 20 cars!
Another UK resident, Russian-Israeli diamond magnate Lev Leviev also owns one of the most extravagant homes. Christened the Pallado, this 17,000 square foot manor outside of London which was bought for $65 million in 2008 boasts of a bulletproof front door, a gold-plated pool, an indoor cinema and a hair salon!
With such luxury homes equipped with the best of amenities, who needs to go on a vacation.
[Forbes]

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