Biography of Carlos Slim Helu - World's Richest People

Carlos Slim Helu (who was born January 28, 1940) was a Mexican-born Arab Lebanese businessman. He is the richest person in the world since August 2007, Fortune magazine and the Wall Street Journal. Forbes magazine has always placed the name of Slim was ranked second under the current Bill Gates wealth reached U.S. $ 58 billion. Slim own wealth reportedly includes $ 59 billion holding company owned.

He was known as the number one affecting the telecommunications industry in Mexico and also to almost all Latin America. He is in control of the company Teléfonos de Baja california (Telmex), Telcel and América Móvil. Slim also involves his three sons Carlos Slim Domit, Marco Antonio Slim Domit and Patrick Slim Domit as head of the company. Slim's father, Julian Slim moved to Mexico from Lebanon at the age of 14 years. Julian is married with six children, and Carlos is their youngest child.

Slim name was taken from the middle name of Julian Slim, namely Julian Slim Haddad. Haddad name itself is taken from the mother's middle name of Julian Slim line with a habit of naming in Spanish. Slim is the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de México on majoring in engineering and married Soumaya Domit in 1967. He was blessed with 3 children who until now working on his company and was responsible directly to him every day.

Carlos Slim is vice president of Commissioners of the Mexican Stock Exchange and Chairman of the Association of Mexican brokerage firm Brokerage Houses. He is also the first president in its New York Stock Exchange Administration Council which worked in 1996-1998.

He was among the ranks of the principal officer of Altria Group (formerly Philip Morris), resigned in April 1996 - as well as Alcatel. He was also a board ranks of SBC Communications until July 2004 that most of the time spent on the program World Education & Development Fund, which focuses on infrastructure projects, health and education world. He also has a majority stake by Majority Shareholder of CompUSA. In 1997, many companies are not familiar with the iMac network, and that's when Slim bought 3% stake in computer company Apple, whose value continues to soar in the next few years.

Slim is also known as the man behind the development of the financial industry in Mexico, called the Carso Group, along with other companies that CompUSA retail network. At the age of 28 he was named the Best Employers in Mexico. In addition, he also heads several leading companies such as Teléfonos de Mexico, América Móvil, and Group Financiero Inbursa.

In 2000, he founded the Fundación del Centro Historico de la AC Mexico City (Mexico City Historic Downtown Foundation), which has the aim to revitalize and rescue Mexico's city center that has a high historical value, so while allowing the people to have a better chance of living and access entertainment that is more adequate in this historic area.

Another addition, Slim also founded the Latin America Development Fund project. This project alone has the funds to reach 10 billion dollars for next year. Bill Clinton once said: "Carlos Slim is a philanthropic (people who like to do good) most of the world who have never known the average person."

Here is a list of 10 richest people in the world of Forbes Magazine

1. Carlos Slim Helu
2. Bill Gates
3. Warren Buffett
4. Mukesh Ambani
5. Lakshmi Mittal
6. Lawrence Ellison
7. Bernard Arnault
8. Eike Batista
9. Amancio Ortega
10. Karl Albrecht

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