Carlos Slim Helu

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Carlos Slim Helu
Carlos Slim
Carlos Slim in 2012
Birthday/Birthplace Carlos Slim Helú
(1940-01-28) January 28, 1940
Mexico City, Mexico
Lives Where Mexico City, Mexico
Citizenship Mexican
School(s) Civil Engineering
College(s) Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Credit for Being CEO of Telmex, América Móvil, and Grupo Carso
Being the world’s richest person from 2010 to 2013
Net worth US$64.3 billion (October 2017)
Wife/Husband Soumaya Domit (m. 1967–1999; her death)
Kid(s) 5; including Carlos
Official Website Official website

Carlos Slim Helú (Mexico City, January 28, 1940) is a Mexican businessman and engineer and the sixth richest man in the world, since he owns assets amounting to 64 & nbsp; 900 & nbsp millions of dollars.

Carlos Slim Helu’s Biography

Son of Julián Slim Haddad and Linda Helú, Carlos Slim Helú graduated as civil engineer at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, where he presented the thesis Applications of Linear Programming in Civil Engineering, also taught algebra and linear programming in the same house of studies. From a young age he began to invest in the purchase of businesses, which made him prosper, as well as in the purchase and sale of real estate, in the center of Mexico City. [Citation & nbsp; required]

At the beginning of the eighties and in the middle of a crisis that paralyzed Mexico and with historical capital flight, Slim and his group made strong investments in the country, and acquired several companies.

Carlos Slim has repeatedly mentioned that this stage of the country reminded him of what happened to his father Julián Slim, when in 1914 and in the middle of the Mexican Revolution he bought his older brother the remaining 50 percent of the business they had in common, called “The Star of the East”, believing in Mexico and its destiny. “If my father, in the middle of the Revolution, with the country shaken, without yet having a family, being foreigner and without the roots that gives you the time, he trusted in Mexico and in his future, how could I not do it”, said Carlos Slim in some interviews.

The activity of Carlos Slim has been diversifying in several sectors. In 1997 he acquired shares of Apple Inc., just before the launch of the iMac, which managed to multiply his fortune.

In 1997, it acquired Prodigy, a US Internet provider. Carlos Slim managed to make this company a powerful server of various Internet services to achieve an alliance with MSN, launching a portal in Spanish hand in hand with Microsoft. This, soon, would become the leading portal in Mexico [appointment & nbsp; required]

On September 10, 2008, it bought a 6.4% of the US newspaper The New York Times, that is, 9.1 million shares, for an approximate value of $ 123 million. According to Slim, this was a strictly financial movement. With this shareholding, it became the third largest shareholder in the company, after the Ochs-Sulzberger family, which has maintained control of the Times since 1898, and the Harbinger Capital Partners hedge fund.

In 2012, his company Grupo Carso became the owner of the Spanish football team Real Oviedo and the 30% of the Mexican soccer teams Club León and Pachuca Soccer Club.

Carlos Slim Helu Net Worth – $52 Billion

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