Sunday, February 1, 2009

The Second-Richest Man In The World This Year... Carlos Slim Helu...

Is a Mexican businessman who is largely focused on the telecommunications industry. He is the second richest person in the world with a net worth of around US$60 billion through his holdings. Slim has a substantial influence over the telecommunications industry in Mexico and much of Latin America. He controls Teléfonos de México (Telmex), Telcel and América Móvil companies.

Slim was born in Mexico City, Mexico. His father, Julián Slim, a Lebanese Maronite Catholic, emigrated from Lebanon at the age of 14. In 1911, Julián established a dry goods store called La Estrella del Oriente (Star of the Orient) and purchased real estate in downtown Mexico City. He and his wife, also Lebanese, had six children, of whom Carlos was the youngest boy.

Carlos Slim studied engineering at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. He married Soumaya Domit, also a Lebanese-Mexican, in 1967; the couple had six children and were married for 32 years until Domit died of a kidney ailment in 1999. The youngest daughter, Johanna, is married to Arturo Elías Ayub who is a board member of some of Slim's companies.

Carlos doesn’t be shy to share your wealth to me and to all my friends in blogging. Just visit our blog daily and you are very much welcome to us… Let us see how you can find our blogs? Just Pray…


  1. wow!really?

    i wonder how he spends his days!!

    some people are just so lucky!!

    i hope he is healthy aside from being wealthy. :)

  2. what about warren buffet? bill gates?
    erm...this year 2009?

  3. warrent buffet still number one and bill gates down to third.., but still rich :)