Acquires the majority interest in General Tire and Grupo Aluminio. In telecommunications, Telmex USA starts to operate. Also acquires an interest in Tracfone, a cellular company in the United States. Soumaya Domit de Slim passes away, leaving an invaluable legacy; she always worked for the personal development of Mexicans, with several projects that are still active. This strategic alliance would soon become the leading portal in Mexico.
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Carlos Slim was born on January 28, , in Mexico City, where his parents had already built a great deal of business and recognition. Surrounded by his brothers, he grew up among entrepreneurial teachings because it is said that his father gave them money and helped them to administer it, making him carry his own balance sheets from a very young age.
For this reason, with only 12 years old, he opened his first check and bought stocks of the National Bank of Mexico. In , his father died and Carlos Slim was only 13 years old. From that time on, a prominent position was established in the field of entrepreneurs, industrial, real estate, and commercial areas.
In , while the country was going through a critical period due to debts, the nationalization of the banking and the paralyzed economy, his group proposed to invest actively. Here is a list that Carlosslim. Control was also purchased from the Euzkadi tire company, the leader in the market at the time, and years later, the majority of General Tire was acquired.
In the 90s, Carlos Slim bought TELMEX, which today has developed a worldwide reach and has invested a lot of money in the Latin American telecommunication infrastructure where his company operates. Thus, fluctuating between hotel groups, bakeries, construction and even actions of The New York Times, Carlos Slim has established himself as one of the most successful entrepreneurs at the moment and has also focused on other aspects such as philanthropy and the creation of Non-profit organizations.
For instance, in he created the Carso A. Foundation, now the Carlos Slim A. Foundation, to contribute to the development and training of human capital in Mexican society, which focuses on health, sports and education. On the other hand, he has focused on other branches such as ecology and sustainable development in the country. As today he has received many recognitions for his great work as the Medal of Honor for Business Merit of the National Chamber of Commerce of Mexico City until the Medal of the President of George Washington University, the highest award of this institution, in recognition of his business and philanthropic leadership.
It seems that in recent years he has been delegating functions to his three sons as one day his father did with him. No Ratings Yet.
Carlos Slim recently overtook the top richest man ranking from Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates on July He is the 20th century style American capitalist who always believed in monopoly more than technology. He is the first person from a developing country to have topped the list of Forbes. Carlos is a multi-billionaire.
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His extensive holdings in a considerable number of Mexican companies through his conglomerate , Grupo Carso, SA de CV, amassed interests in the fields of communications, insurance, construction, energy, mining , retailing, publishing, and finance. Slim was born into a family of Lebanese Christian immigrants to Mexico , where his father made a fortune in real estate during the Mexican Revolution of — Slim graduated with a degree in engineering from the National Autonomous University of Mexico , and by the mids he was investing in and founding a variety of businesses that became the foundation for Grupo Carso. He attained billionaire status in the aftermath of the economic crash of , when the Mexican government, defaulting on foreign debts in light of a devalued peso , began nationalizing banks and scaring away business investors.