Carlos Slim - Richest Man In The World

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Carlos Slim Helu is a Mexican business magnate and the chairman and CEO of Telmex, Telcel and America Movil. As of April 2010, he is the wealthiest person in the world with a net value of around US$60.6 billion. His sons Carlos, Marco Antonio and Patrick Slim Domit run the day to day process of Telmex, Telcel, and America Movil. He has been vice president of the Mexican Stock Exchange and president of the Mexican Association of Brokerage house. He was the first president of the Latin American commission of the New York Stock Exchange Administration Council, and was in office from 1996 through 1998.

He has been awarded the Entrepreneurial Merit Medal of Honor from Mexico's Chamber of Commerce. He is a "gold patron" of the American Academy of Achievement, a Commander in the Belgian Order of Leopold II, CEO of the year 2003 by Latin Trade magazine, and one year later CEO of the decade by the Latin Trade magazine. On March 10, 2010, Forbes once again report that Slim had overtaken Gates as the world's richest man, with a net worth of US$53.5 billion. Gates and Buffett currently have a net worth of US$53 billion and US$47 billion respectively. He was the initial Mexican to top the list. It was the first time in 16 years that the personality on top of the list was not from the United States. It was also the first time the person at the top of the listing was from an "emerging economy."
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Date of Birth
January 28, 1940
Place of Birth
Mexico City, Mexico
Nationality
Mexican
Ethnicity
Lebanese
Occupation
Chairman and CEO of Telmex, Telcel and America Movil
Net worth
US$60.0 billion
Religion
Maronite Catholic
Spouse
Soumaya Domit

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