Carlos Slim

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Carlos Slim

Carlos Slim, October 24, 2007
Born January 28, 1940 (1940-01-28) (age 75)
Mexico City, Mexico
Residence Mexico
Nationality Mexican
Ethnicity Lebanese
Alma mater Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Occupation Chairman & CEO of Telmex, América Móvil and Grupo Carso
Known for World's wealthiest person (2007, 2010, 2011, 2012)
Net worth Decrease US$ 69 billion (2012)[1]
Religion Maronite Christian[2]
Spouse Soumaya Domit (m. 1967–1999, her death)
Children Carlos
Marco Antonio
Parents Julián Slim Haddad (deceased)
Linda Helú[3][4]
Carlos Slim

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. 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.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Carlos Slim Helu & family". Forbes. Retrieved March 8, 2011.
  2. Allentuck, Andrew (March 2009). "Carlos Slim Helu". Trade by Numbers ( Retrieved May 26, 2012.
  3. 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.
  4. Padgett, Tim (July 11, 2007). "Carlos Slim's Embarrassment of Riches". Time Magazine (United States).,8599,1642286,00.html. Retrieved June 17, 2011.
  5. "Profile: Carlos Slim". BBC News. March 10, 2010. Retrieved April 28, 2010.