Who is Carlos Slim?
He is the richest man of Mexico. Through his holding companies Grupo Carso he controls many large companies. He was born in January 1940. He was married to Soumaya Domit Gemayel. She died of kidney failure in 1999. They have 6 children (Carlos, Patrick, Marco Antonio, Soumaya, Johanna, and Vanessa).
In 2010 he sold his Carso Global Telecom for US$ 17 billion. He is the owner of the yacht Ostar.
Grupo Carso is considered to be the private holding company of Slim. Carso stands for CARlos and SOumaya Domit de Slim. Soumaya is his late wife who died of kidney failure in 1999.
Grupo Carso is one of the largest and most diversified conglomerates in Latin America. The company is a market leader in many sectors in Mexico.
The group is active in energy. With the production of electric condensers and power transformers. And is also active in auto parts and steel tubes manufacturing.
Carso Global Telecom
Carso Global Telecom is a telecommunications holding company. It is now part of America Movil. The group owns Telmex, providing mobile phones, telecommunications products, and services in Mexico.
He is an active philanthropist through his Fundacion Carlos Slim.
This Carlos Slim Foundation supports vulnerable people in Latin America. With education, health support, economic development, and disaster support.
The foundation aims to improve the quality of life of people of all ages. Following the 2017 earthquake in Mexico, the foundation donated more than US$ 2 billion. In humanitarian aid, reconstruction, and restoration of cultural heritage.
His Fundación Centro Histórico is an organization that buys and renovates centuries-old buildings in the historic center of Mexico City.
He founded the Museo Soumaya in honor of his late wife. The museum in Mexico City has over 60,000 artworks. The collection includes 19th- and 20th-century Mexican art. But also European old masters. And work of Salvador Dali and Auguste Rodin.
Carlos Slim Net Worth
His net worth is estimated at US$ 51 billion. He is one of the world’s richest and has his own website.