An Indian mechanic-turned-businessman possesses an inconceivable 22 apartments in the well known Burj Khalifa, a media report said on Sunday.
George V Nereaparambil says he is not ceasing at 22 and will keep on buying increasingly on the off chance that he gets a “good deal”.
The Kerala-conceived is accepted to be one of the biggest private proprietors inside the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest structure.
His stake in the property came about when a relative teased him about the 828-metre building. “A relative of mine jokingly told me: See this Burj Khalifa, you cannot enter it,” he said.
Subsequent to seeing a promotion in a daily paper around a loft for rent in the working in 2010, Nereaparambil leased the appartment that day and began living in it from the following day.
Presently, six years on with 22 of the 900 appartment at maybe the Gulf’s poshest address under his belt, he said five are rented, and as for the rest, he’s “waiting for the right tenant”, the report quoted him as saying.
Nereaparambil, who helped his dad trade cash crops and profited from waste at 11 years old, then approached setting up the beginnings of his now small empire, GEO Group of Companies.
“People in my hometown used to trade cotton, but they’d throw away the cotton seeds. Not many people knew at that time that you could make gum from those seeds,” he said.
Sifting through the dirt and sand to gather up the disregarded seeds, he said he would often make a “90 per cent profit selling them on”.
“I’d do the same with tamarind seeds too. I’d sell the empty shells on as cattle feed,” he added.