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Carlos Slim Helu

AKA Carlos Slim Helú

Born: 28-Jan-1940
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: Middle Eastern
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Business

Nationality: Mexico
Executive summary: World's richest man, 2010

Primarily invested in telephone industry, Carlos Slim Helu is Latin America's richest man. He runs Mexico's largest cellular phone company (América Movil), as well as the virtual monopoly on landlines (Telmex). But Slim's greatest asset is diversification: his investment group Grupo Carso owns an ISP (Prodigy), an online bank, department stores, a cigarette company (Cigatam), and a restaurant chain with hundreds of locations.

Father: Yusef Salim Haddad ("Julian Slim Haddad", d. 1952)
Mother: Linda Helu
Wife: Soumaya (d.)
Son: Carlos Slim Domit
Son: Marco Antonio
Son: Patrick

    University: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (1961)

    Member of the Board of Altria (1993-?)
    Member of the Board of SBC
    CompUSA Owner (2000-07)
    New York Stock Exchange President, Latin-American Committee NYSE
    The New York Times $250M loan (2009-)
    Academy of Achievement Patron
    Lebanese Ancestry
    Risk Factors: Smoking

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