- Full Name: Carlos Slim Helu
- Net Worth: $74.6 billion
- Ethnicity: Mexican-Lebanese
- Marital Status: married (Soumaya Domit Gemayel)
- Occupation: CEO, Business
- Children: 6eq
Carlos Slim Net Worth – Has Made Him The Richest Mexican
Personal Life Of Carlos Slim
Carlos Slim net worth is 78.1 million USD. Carlos Slim was born in Mexico on January 28, 1940 to a Maronite Catholic family. His parents were from Lebanese descent and migrated to Mexico. His parents had six children and he was the fifth. He married to Soumaya Domit in 1967 and this successful marriage lasted till the death of her wife in 1999. They have six children out of this wedlock.
It is very interesting to know that Carlos always drive his car himself though a convoy of bodyguard follows the billionaire.
Beginning Of The Career
Slim was taught business by his father from the age of 12 and he used to purchase shares of a Mexican bank. He completed his degree of civil engineering from the National Autonomous University of Mexico. He started his career as trader in Mexico in order to hone the business skills. In 1966 his net worth was said to as high as 40 million USD.
In the beginning of career (about 1972) Slim used to focus on the businesses of mining industry and real estate. It was 1982 when the Mexican economy collapsed and the currency witnessed devaluation. Slim invested heavily in this period and in the recovery phase as well and bought a huge amount of business in the country.
In 1999 the business tycoon spread his business outside Latin America in various other sectors. After his heart surgery he began to pass on his day-to-day business to his family.
How Rich Carlos Slim Is
Carlos Slim, an investor, business magnate and philanthropist, has $74.6 billion as his net worth. How much is Carlos Slim worth is evident from the following:
- 2nd billionaires of the world
- Top most richest man of Mexico
- 2nd richest man of the year 2014
- 14th most powerful man of the world
He is one of the 3 richest men on the earth, no matter what changes the Mexican telecom landscape has observed in the last 2 decades. In June 2014 he is reported to buy 8.3% stakes of AT&T’s for 5.6 billion USD that is considered his most valuable asset. Now he along with his family possesses 62% of the company. He is also assumed as the largest stakeholder of The New York Times. The billionaire holds a controlling interest too in the industrial conglomerate Grupo Carso.
Carlos is the first Mexican that reached the top position in the list of richest person of the world instead of an American.
House Of A Billionaire
Carlos slim is known as a very unique celebrity who has shunned lavish lifestyle. He has a great passion for art and car racing. No matter how rich Carlos is, he prefers to live in a very modest home which is situated in Lomas de Chapultepec _ the housing district of Mexican city. This famous residential area was built in 1930’s and houses a number of richest and influential personalities. Carlos moved into the house after he got married and he has spent about 40 years of his life over there till now. His present residence is merely three miles away from the house where he spent his childhood and his office is also nearby. Slim does not believe in very lavish house Carlos Slim house is consisted of 6 rooms, 8 bathrooms, a gourmet kitchen and a lounge. He also owns a prestigious home in New York – Duke Seamans Mansion for $44 million.
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- Eye Color: dark brown
- Hair Color: grey
- Nationality: Mexico