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Carlos Slim
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Carlos Slim, October 24, 2007
Born January 28, 1940 (1940-01-28) (age 81)
Mexico City, Mexico
Nationality Mexican
Alma mater Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Occupation Chairman & CEO of Telmex, América Móvil and Grupo Carso
Known for World's richest person (2007, 2010, 2011, 2012)
Net worth Decrease US$ 69 billion (2012)
Spouse(s) Soumaya Domit (m. 1967–1999, her death)
Children Carlos
Marco Antonio
Patrick
Soumaya
Vanessa
Johanna
Parent(s) Julián Slim Haddad (deceased)
Linda Helú

Carlos Slim Helú (born January 28, 1940 in Mexico City) is a Mexican businessman. He was the richest person in the world from 2010 to 2013. He owns the Mexican phone company Telmex, which provides a telephone service to most Mexicans. After graduating, Slim expanded on his father's ownings of real estate in Mexico City. By age 26, he was worth $40 million. During the 1980s and 1990s, Slim bought several companies that were bankrupt or being privatized. Slim owns about 7% of the New York Times. He is now worth $60 billion. Slim's maternal grandparents and his father were from Lebanon. In 2017, According to Forbes Carlos Slim is the world’s fifth richest person.

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