India Inc.

The richest man in India,  Mukesh Ambani, has turned Mumbai into Xanadu.

Friday New York Times piece:

Soaring Above India’s Poverty, a 27-Story Home

MUMBAI — The newest and most exclusive residential tower for this city’s superrich is a cantilevered sheath of steel and glass soaring 27 floors into the sky. The parking garage fills six levels. Three helipads are on the roof. There are terraces upon terraces, airborne swimming pools and hanging gardens in a Blade Runner-meets-Babylon edifice overlooking India’s most dynamic city.

There are nine elevators, a spa, a 50-seat theater and a grand ballroom. Hundreds of servants and staff are expected to work inside. And now, finally, after several years of planning and construction, the residents are about to move in.

All five of them.

That would be Mukesh Ambani’s family.

So to review:

Twenty-seven billion.

Twenty-seven stories.

How poetic.

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