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post #31 of 125
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Originally Posted by StephenHero View Post
2. Having the audacity to build this in India, despite the fact that 580 million of your fellow countrymen don't even have access to electricity, is so blatantly unapologetic that it makes me admire the guy's way of thinking. While many people of excessive wealth like to pretend they are normal plebs, this guy is totally comfortable stating that he is in fact better than the rest of us and will not wade in mediocrity to appease those seeking political correctness. Or food.

being apolagetic for your obscene wealth is not a concept which exists in india.
post #32 of 125
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Originally Posted by mkarim View Post
It's just a status statement, that's all. Building it right in the center of the slums wreaks of a "fuck-you" attitude! Imagine how many of these poor people that money could have fed, clothed and educated!

You dont think this building will bring wealth to them?

Go whine about unfairness somewhere else. India has embraced capitalism and it's been nothing but fantastic for them.
post #33 of 125
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You dont think this building will bring wealth to them?

Go whine about unfairness somewhere else. India has embraced capitalism and it's been nothing but fantastic for them.

But its a few that truly get rich.
post #34 of 125
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Mukesh Ambani, pictured above, bought his wife Neeta Ambani, pictured below

Oh, India
post #35 of 125
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Originally Posted by Mr Herbert View Post
being apolagetic for your obscene wealth is not a concept which exists in india.

Quite honestly, I don't think many countries with new money are good at looking he part. Whenever you hear about some rich guy doing outlandish shit, it's usually from a developing region like India, Singapore, or Oman. Old money really does have a knack for class.
post #36 of 125
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Originally Posted by haiguise View Post
Here are some pics inside:

http://a11news.com/80/billion-dollar-home/

It looks pretty darn tacky

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Originally Posted by MetroStyles View Post
Bro's mad pussywhipped if he built that thing for a wife that isn't even sechsi.

The wife pics explain everything. Different floors. If he's a smart man he has a private elevator (even from his wife) straight into his suite so he can s3x0r the type of wimminz a self-respecting billionaire should be banging.

This man is doing it right:


post #37 of 125
I have no idea how many people his cronies murdered to get him to the top, but I'm sure the view is nice.
post #38 of 125
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Originally Posted by Reggs View Post
You dont think this building will bring wealth to them?

Go whine about unfairness somewhere else. India has embraced capitalism and it's been nothing but fantastic for them.

Hmmmm....
post #39 of 125
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Originally Posted by Reggs View Post
You dont think this building will bring wealth to them?

Go whine about unfairness somewhere else. India has embraced capitalism and it's been nothing but fantastic for 2% of them.

In tha last 10-15 years, most of those who have become billionaires in India have become by getting some sort of licences from the government, be it mining leases, spectrum for telephony, oil & gas exploration rights, permission for setting up special economic zones (SEZs) etc.

Incidentally, I was trying to set up a small SEZ myself till the money dried out 2 years back for those kind of projects. The outlay was around 300 million INR and the expectation that I would be able to unload to a foreign investor for 6 times that.

The size of my SEZ was 25 acres which is the smallest size permitted under the SEZ policy. Mukesh Ambani was planning a SEZ of 25000 acres. His also got mired in some problems and has reportedly been cut down to 1500 acres.
post #40 of 125
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Originally Posted by StephenHero View Post
Old money really does have a knack for class.
Are you actually being serious? If you think this building is garish and unseemly, I really must question your knowledge of how many "old money" families made their fortunes. You're talking about slave labor, colonialism in the worst sense and a level of exploitation that would make most liberals faint and even cause blushing in staunch fiscal conservative Republicans. This building underlines a problem in Indian of a lack of wealth distribution, but ultimately something like this has an economic ripple effect that is better than had it not existed. Unfortunately it probably speaks to a certain level of corruption and nepotism, but India is improving at a fast rate. The larger its middle class can become, the better. Obviously the fact that a few hundred million people are still living in bronze age conditions but to turn that around in a few years is basically impossible. It's important to not confuse the "new money" lack of taste with their importance to economic development, and it makes them no better nor any worse than "old money".
post #41 of 125
Here's the source of the article that was linked before with more pics and a video: http://www.forbes.com/2008/04/30/hom...ealestate.html
post #42 of 125
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Originally Posted by dragon8 View Post
But its a few that truly get rich.

And the status quo for everyone; did that get better too?
post #43 of 125
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Originally Posted by Reggs View Post
And the status quo for everyone; did that get better too?

Well the house takes 600 people to run. That's 600 people who were likely not as well employed as before.
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post #45 of 125
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Originally Posted by GQgeek View Post
The wife pics explain everything. Different floors. If he's a smart man he has a private elevator (even from his wife) straight into his suite so he can s3x0r the type of wimminz a self-respecting billionaire should be banging.

This man is doing it right:



Bet you she's banging someone else. Look how bored she looks.
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