Perhaps the most visible and important symbol of wealth (Ultra or otherwise) is the home that one owns. You might not live there, but you better have a crib that’s worth some serious dough if you want to be in the Rich and Famous club. The Ultra-Rich, of course, take this concept to the next level. The Ultra-Rich have homes that could house a small country in terms of size. Aaron Spelling’s home in Los Angeles, for example, is 56,000 sq feet! With over 120 rooms, it sits on 4.6 acres of prime LA real estate. And with a $150 million price tag, it can be yours if this fits your lifestyle. Bill Gates’ lakeside home in Medina Washington is said to be a technological wonder befitting something out of Star Trek (or the tech whiz persona of the Microsoft co-founder and billionaire). Named Xanadu, the Gates family home measures out at an impressive 66,000 sq ft and is valued at about $147 million. While the Gate’s home has all of the normal trappings of a mansion – lots of rooms, libraries, etc; the features that garner the most attention are tech based. One in particular requires all guests to wear a special pen that allows the home to tailor certain features of the home to the wearer’s preference – such as room temperatures, music, etc. On the extreme end of this future home is the house of Mukest Ambani, the 9th richest man in the world and head of Reliance Industries in Mumbai. His future home, which he has christened “Antilla”, will cost an estimated $2 billion! And this is not just another run of the mill super mansion. No sir! Mr. Ambani is building himself a tower. Planned to reach upwards of 550 ft, the home is said to be based on the well-known Mumbai Tower. Every floor is to feature a different design, with no two being the same. With over 400,000 ft of planned interior space, we can expect that every luxurious feature will be available upon its completion.
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