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Carlos Slim

Entrepreneur
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Net worth 2018: $54.5 Billion
Residence: Mexico City
Country: Mexican
BirthDay: 28 January 1940
Sigh: Aquarius
Height: 1.73 m
Education: 1961 - National Autonomous University of Mexico
BIOGRAPHY

Carlos Slim was bornon 28 January 1940 in Mexico City, Mexican, is Entrepreneur. Carlos Slim is a Mexican born billionaire investor and famous philanthropist. He currently owns over 200 businesses in a wide variety of industries and has been named by 'Forbes' magazine, as the richest man in the world, several years in a row. He learned basic business practices from his father, from a very early age, and worked in his family's business as a teenager. After he graduated from college, he began investing in earnest and slowly began building a multi-industry empire of conglomerates and corporations; both developed and purchased by him. Today, he has holdings in Latin American and international companies, in industries ranging from construction and manufacturing to dry goods, and tobacco. His most famous and influential holdings include his near complete monopoly over the mobile phone market, in Mexico, which at one point provided over 80% of the mobile services used in that country. Part of his vast wealth goes towards many different philanthropic projects, dedicated to preserving the environment, providing dependable and affordable health care, protecting culture and the arts, and many other humanitarian causes. He is honorary chairman for life, of his parent company, ‘Grupo Carso’, but after he underwent heart surgery, many of the daily responsibilities in the company have been passed to his children.

NET WORTH STATISTIC
2018

$54.5 Billion

TIMELINE
2015

As of January 15, 2015, he became the largest individual shareholder in ‘The New York Times Company’, with a holding of 16

2014

On April 23, 2014, Slim gained control of his first successful European acquisition, ‘Telekom Austria’

2007

Frequently compared to billionaire Warren Buffett, Slim surpassed Buffett as the world's richest man, in March of 2007

2000

During the 2000s, he continued to build his empire in the US and Latin America, buying and selling companies and increasing his stakes in his long standing mobile phone and tobacco interests

1990

In 1990, his conglomerate ‘Grupo Carso’ became a public company worldwide

1989

The ‘Fundación Carlos Slim Helú’ was established in 1989, and its generous contributions to museums, healthcare programs, wildlife conservation efforts and many other projects led 'Forbes' to rank him fifth, in their list of the world's biggest givers

1982

In 1982, the falling prices of oil caused the mostly oil-based economy of Mexico to suffer and collapse, as banks became nationalized and the value of the Mexican currency Peso plummeted

1980

By 1980, he had unified his various interests into the parent company ‘Grupo Galas’, which brought all of his holdings together

1970

During the 1970s he continued growing his empire by establishing and purchasing companies in various industries

1967

Slim married Soumaya Domit in 1967 and the couple had six children together

1966

By 1966, he was already worth an estimated US$40 million and growing

1965

By 1965, his capital had grown big enough, that he was incorporating other companies or buying them outright

1953

Although his father died in 1953, Slim continued to work in his business until he was 17

1940

Carlos Slim Helú was born on January 28, 1940, in Mexico City, Mexico, to parents of Lebanese descent

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