Born in Mexico City, Mexico, on January 28, 1940. Mexican business magnate, investor, and philanthropist Carlos Slim Helú has an estimated net worth of $56.8 Billion as of 2017, according to Forbes. This went up to $62.1 billionas of October 2018.
In September 2014, Forbes ranked Slim as the richest person in the world with a net worth of $81.6 billion. Regarding this massive wealth, Slim has worked very hard and through conglomerate Grupo Carso he made a lot of money. Through the company he has investments in finance, retailing, technology, and communications. Slim also serves as the chief executive officer and chairman of América Móvil and Telmex telecommunications companies. He started his first investment at a very young age with a government savings bond, while at the age of 17 he worked for his father’s company, where he earned 200 pesos a week. After realizing his talent for business and investment, Slim decided to start his career as a stock trader in Mexico, aiming at horning his business and investment skills. Since then he has been involved in many business and investment activities. As philanthropist, he founded three non-profit foundations, Fundación Carlos Slim Helú, Fundación Telmex, and Fundación del Centro Histórico de la Ciudad de México A.C., all located in Mexico City. He married Soumaya Domit in 1967 and has 6 children.