Carlos Slim Helu is the world’s richest man for the fourth year in a row. He clocks in at $4 billion more than a year ago, thanks to surging stock prices at his financial arm, Grupo Financiero Inbursa, and at his Grupo Carso industrial and retail giant. Pan-Latin American mobile telecom outfit America Movil remains his most valuable holding at $36.3 billion; the company spread its wings to Europe. Carlos Slim Helu is a Mexican businessman and one of the richest people in the world who has a net worth of $66.8 billion. Carlos Slim Helu was born January 28, 1940 in Mexico City, Mexico. He is a businessman, philanthropist, and engineer largely focused on the telecommunications industry in Mexico. Slim has a substantial influence over the telecommunications industry in Mexico and much of Latin America. He controls Telefonos De Mexico, TelCel, and America Movil. He maintains an active involvement in the companies, but his three sons Carlos, Marco Antonio, and Patrick, run the firms on a day to day basis.
Slim was able to raise money for a telecommunications business by purchasing standby letters of credit which allowed him to obtain guaranteed loans which provided the capital. On August 8, 2007 Fortune magazine reported that Slim had surpassed Bill Gates in wealth. This marked the first time in 16 years that the wealthiest person in the world has not been from the United States, the Middle East, or Europe and was from an “emerging economy”. Slim has been awarded the Entrepreneurial Merit Medal of Honor from Mexico’s Chamber Of Commerce. He is a “gold patron” of the American Academy of Achievement and a Commander in the Belgian Order Of Leopold II. Slim was named CEO of the year in 2003 by “Latin Trade” magazine, and one year later CEO of the decade by the same magazine.
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Carlos Slim Helú
Born: January 28, 1940 (age 73) at Mexico City, Mexico
Residence: Mexico City, Mexico
Education: Civil Engineering
Alma mater Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Occupation: Chairman & CEO of Telmex, América Móvil, Samsung Mexico and Grupo Carso
Known for World’s wealthiest person (2007, 2010-2013)
Net worth: US$66.8 billion (2013)
Religion: Maronite Christian
Spouse(s): Soumaya Domit (m. 1967–w. 1999)
Children: Carlos, Marco Antonio, Patrick, Soumaya, Vanessa, Johanna
Parents: Julián Slim Haddad (deceased) Linda Helú