Carlos Slim Helú
Carlos Slim Helú is a Mexican business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. Slim has been ranked by Forbes as the richest person in the world since 2010. His extensive holdings in a considerable number of Mexican companies through his conglomerate, Grupo Carso, SA de CV, have amassed interests in the fields of communications, technology, retailing, and finance. Presently he is the chairman and chief executive of telecommunications companies Telmex and América Móvil. He was born January 28, 1940.
Carlos Slim, Latin America’s wealthiest businessman, has long enjoyed a dominant position in Mexico’s telecom sector. New rules spearheaded by the administration of Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, however, could threaten Slim’s position in the market.
How many billionaires live in the most unequal region in the world? Exactly 111 people can count their wealth at more than $1 billion, according to consultancy firm Wealth-X and Swiss bank UBS. 2013 saw the list grow by three names compared to 2012; their combined wealth reaches $496 billion, or 2.3 percent more than the previous year.
Adrian Barrie Smith, who recruits housekeeping staff for the wealthy, has sued several well-known Wall Street financiers and even the comedian Jerry Seinfeld on charges of breach of contract and discrimination.
Speculation about a possible $93 billion bid comes as a number of international companies circle European telecommunications assets.