Net Worth: $77.1 B (2015)
Fortune : Self Made
Source : Telecom
Country Of Citizenship : Mexico
Residence : Mexico City‚ Mexico
Education : Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico‚ Bachelor of Arts / Science
Date of Birth : January 28th 1940
Profession : Chairman & CEO of Telmex‚ Telcel and Am
Family : Parents: Julian Slim Haddad‚ Linda Helu & Carlos‚ Spouse(s): Soumaya Domit ‚ ChiAwards :
"Wealth is like an orchard. You have to share the fruit‚ not the trees." Well‚ it is said by the man who is the world’s richest man in today’s world‚ Sebastian Pinera Carlos Slim Helu. The Mexican business magnate‚ philanthropist and the chairman and CEO of Telmex‚ América Móvil has topped the list of World Top Billionaires 2010 with personal net worth above US $ 53.5 billion with almost 222 different companies in the fields of communications‚ technology‚ retailing‚ and finance.
Fondly regarded as the "Warren Buffett of Latin America"‚ as Warren Buffet‚ he also believes in making money through sound investments. However‚ he likes to regard himself as an operator of the business‚ and not just an investor.
Carlos Slim Helu is in the first position in 2010 Forbes list of billionaires with US $ 53.5 billion. Following him is Bill gates‚ the Microsoft tycoon in the 2nd place and the legendary investor‚ Warren Buffett‚ who is in the 3rd position.
The economic crisis of Mexico in 1982 was the key to the rise of Carlos Slim Helu. He picked up dozens of companies during this time at rock-bottom prices and made them profitable. Telefonos de Mexico (Telmex) was acquired by him in the privatization period in 1990 of the Mexican government. He however raised the phone calls after he took control of the business and was criticized for that. However‚ he constantly worked on improving phone call services in Mexico‚ mobile phone services and Internet services. Mexico’s largest Internet Service Provider is also owned by Carlos‚ which is one of the largest in the United States.
Carlos was laughed at when he made the undervalued deals. But now‚ it seems that he has the last laugh with his name topping the names of the world richest people 2010‚
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