Who is Carlos Slim ?
# Born on January 28, 1940, Carlos Slim Helu was declared as the richest person of the world for 4 consecutive years from 2010 to 2013.
# Like Warren Buffet, he is also a great business person, investor, and philanthropist. Maybe that’s why he is also “Warren Buffet” of Mexico.
# As the chairman of Telmex and America Movil, this is also the largest phone carrier company in the Latin America, those two accounted for the worth of $49 billion.
# As of 2016, he was 7th richest person of the world with the net worth of $50 billion. It is said that his net worth is about 6 percent of Mexico’s GDP.
# Curious to become a businessman from young age, Carlos began investing in young age. He learned about business and investment from his father who also taught him about finance and management.
# By the age of 15, he already had invested in the largest bank of Mexico and started earning about 200 pesos a week.
# Later on he started studying Civil Engineering and also started teaching algebra in the same university.
# His Business career started when worked as a stock trader in Mexico and earned about $400000 In 1965.
# By the end of 1966, he bought and founded Inmobillaria Carso worth $40 million.
# He was a clever man indeed; he knew exactly when the crisis in Mexico was going to end and invested heavily before Mexico recovered from economic crisis in 1985.
# He bought large portion of shares from oil companies, mining companies, and also chemical companies.
# He also invested in insurance namely Seguros de Mexico for $13 million in 1985 which net worth was about 1.3 billion dollars bu the end of 2007.
# In 1990, Grupo Carso became a huge company not only in Mexico but also all around the world.
# Later on he bought a Mexican landline company and also started investing in government companies and privatizing it.
# By the end of he owned Telmex which operated 90 percent of the cellphones and telephones in Mexico.
# In 2005, Slim established a Mexican construction and also invested in Volaris, a Mexican airline.
# He also invested in tobacco companies and some minor companies as well. By the end of 2007, his companies net worth was about $150 billion.
# He surpassed Warren Buffet, an American investor and became the richest person of the world in 2007.
# On July 15, 2014, he was the richest person to have the net worth of $81 billion making him first person to have such amount of money.
# Slim in interested in philanthropic projects. He had heart surgery in 1999, same year his wife died.
# Slim is known to be simple person like Buffet.
# He likes to keep all records in hardcopy instead using computer. Slims massive fortune is still growing with the help of his three sons.
Who is Carlos Slim Dating ?
# Slim married Soumaya Domit in 1967 and remained married until her death in 1999.
# He has six children.
- Birthday: January 28, 1940 (age 78 years)
- Birth Place: Mexico City, Mexico
- Net worth: 71.9 billion USD (2018) Forbes
- Spouse: Soumaya Domit Gemayel (m. 1967–1999)
- Residence: Mexico City, Mexico
- Children: Carlos Slim Domit, Marco Antonio Slim Domit, Johanna Slim Domit, Vanessa Slim Domit, Soumaya Slim Domit
- Siblings: Julián Slim Helú, José Slim Helú, Alma Slim Helú, Nour Slim Helú, Linda Slim Helú