Carlos Slim

Mexican business magnate and investor

Carlos Slim Helú (born January 28, 1940 in Mexico City) is a Mexican businessman. He was the richest 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
Carlos Slim, October 24, 2007
Born (1940-01-28) January 28, 1940 (age 84)
Mexico City, Mexico
NationalityMexican
Alma materUniversidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Occupation(s)Chairman & CEO of Telmex, América Móvil and Grupo Carso
Known forWorld's richest person (2007, 2010, 2011, 2012)
SpouseSoumaya Domit (m. 1967–1999, her death)
ChildrenCarlos
Marco Antonio
Patrick
Soumaya
Vanessa
Johanna
Parent(s)Julián Slim Haddad (deceased)
Linda Helú[1][2]
WebsiteCarlos Slim

In late January 2021, Slim was diagnosed with COVID-19 during the pandemic in Mexico.[7]

References

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  1. Bone, James (March 11, 2010). "Mexican mogul Carlos Slim got his big break in sell-off of national telephone firm". The Times. London. Retrieved June 17, 2011.
  2. Padgett, Tim (July 11, 2007). "Carlos Slim's Embarrassment of Riches". Time Magazine. United States. Archived from the original on June 23, 2011. Retrieved June 17, 2011.
  3. "Carlos Slim Helu & family". Forbes. Retrieved March 8, 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.
  7. "Carlos Slim Helú tiene covid-19, confirma su hijo". proceso.com.mx (in Spanish). Proceso. January 25, 2021. Retrieved January 25, 2021.