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Carlos Slim

Mexican business magnate and investor

Carlos Slim Helú (born January 28, 1940 in Mexico City) is a Mexican businessman. He was the wealthiest person in the world from 2010 to 2013. He owns the Mexican phone company Telmex, which provides a telephone service to most Mexicans.[4] After graduating, Slim expanded on his father's ownings of real estate in Mexico City. By age 26, he was worth $40 million.[5] During the 1980s and 1990s, Slim bought several companies that were bankrupt or being privatized. Slim owns about 7% of the New York Times. He is now worth $60 billion. Slim's maternal grandparents and his father were from Lebanon. In 2017, According to Forbes Carlos Slim is the world’s fifth richest person.[6]

Carlos Slim
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Carlos Slim, October 24, 2007
Born (1940-01-28) January 28, 1940 (age 79)
Mexico City, Mexico
ResidenceMexico
NationalityMexican
Alma materUniversidad Nacional Autónoma de México
OccupationChairman & CEO of Telmex, América Móvil and Grupo Carso
Known forWorld's wealthiest person (2007, 2010, 2011, 2012)
Net worthDecrease US$ 69 billion (2012)[1]
Spouse(s)Soumaya Domit (m. 1967–1999, her death)
ChildrenCarlos
Marco Antonio
Patrick
Soumaya
Vanessa
Johanna
Parent(s)Julián Slim Haddad (deceased)
Linda Helú[2][3]
WebsiteCarlos Slim

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Carlos Slim Helu & family". Forbes. Retrieved March 8, 2011.
  2. Bone, James (March 11, 2010). "Mexican mogul Carlos Slim got his big break in sell-off of national telephone firm". The Times (London). http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/entrepreneur/article7057516.ece. Retrieved June 17, 2011. 
  3. Padgett, Tim (July 11, 2007). "Carlos Slim's Embarrassment of Riches". Time Magazine (United States). http://www.time.com/time/business/article/0,8599,1642286,00.html. Retrieved June 17, 2011. 
  4. "When the World's Richest Billionaire Owns Your Paper". FAIR. 2013-11-01. Retrieved 2018-07-16.
  5. "Profile: Carlos Slim". BBC News. March 10, 2010. Retrieved April 28, 2010.
  6. "Forbes". Forbes. Retrieved 2018-07-16.