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Carlos Slim, October 24, 2007
|Born||January 28, 1940
Mexico City, Mexico
|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||US$ 69 billion (2012)|
|Spouse(s)||Soumaya Domit (m. 1967–1999, her death)|
|Parent(s)||Julián Slim Haddad (deceased)
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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