Meet Mexico’s Richest Person-‘Carlos Slim’-Full Interview

Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim Photographer: Chris Goodney/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Photographer: Chris Goodney/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Carlos Slim on Business, Investing and Entrepreneurship

Carlos Slim Helú Born January 28, 1940(Aquarius) is a Mexico’s richest business magnate, investor, and philanthropist…He derived his fortune from his extensive holdings in a considerable number of Mexican companies through his conglomerate, Grupo Carso.  As of 31 July 2016 he was #7 on Forbes list of billionaires, with a net worth estimated at more than US $50 billion.

His conglomerate includes education, health care, industrial manufacturing, transportation, real estate, media, energy, hospitality, entertainment, high-technology, retail, sports, and financial services.

He accounts for 40% of the listings on the Mexican Stock Exchange, while his net worth is equivalent to about 6 percent of Mexico’s gross domestic product.

Personal life

Carlos Slim was married to Soumaya Domit from 1967 until her death in 1999. Among her interests were various philanthropic projects, including the creation of a legal framework for organ donation. Slim has six children: Carlos, Marco Antonio, Patrick, Soumaya, Vanessa, and Johanna.

Slim’s fortune has given rise to a family business empire and he often acquires shares on behalf of himself and his children. His three older sons serve in key positions in the companies controlled by Slim where most are involved in the day-to-day running of Slim’s business empire. Slim underwent heart surgery in 1999. In high school, Slim’s favorite subjects were history, cosmography, and mathematics.

In his office, Slim does not keep a computer and instead prefers to keep all his financial data in thoroughly kept notebooks. Slim is well versed in technology but prefers to write by hand instead of on a computer.

Due to the vast size of his business empire, Slim often jokes that he can’t keep track of all the companies he manages. Carlos Slim is a Maronite Catholic, and he is one of the prominent backers of Legion of Christ, a Roman Catholic religious institute.

An interview with Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim. In this interview Carlos covers many topics but mostly focuses on business and his career in it. Carlos discusses his time in business and gives unique insights, useful for any business person or investor. Carlos also discusses poverty and how he believes it should be tackled.

The interview covers these topics and so much more, all video segments can be found above.

Interview Date: June 11th, 2004 & December 2nd, 2007
Event: Academy of Achievement
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Bio Source: Carlos Slim

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