Facts of Carlos Slim Helu Networth
|Birth Name||Carlos Slim Helu|
|Birth City||Mexico City|
|Father Name||Julian Slim Haddad|
|Mother Name||Linda Helu Atta|
|No Of Children||6|
|Date of Birth||28,1940|
What Is The Net Worth Of Carlos Slim Helu?
Carlos Slim Helu is a Mexican business magnate, investor and philanthropist with an individual net worth of $53.9 billion. He has derived his fortune from his large holdings in the Mexican conglomerate company Grupo Carso.
As of April 2019, he is the fifth-richest person in the world according to Forbes’ list of The World’s Billionaires. He topped the same list from 2010 to 2013, being the richest person in the world for three years.
Net Worth Details: Income Sources
Carlos has amassed a net worth of $54 million through his conglomerate holdings in companies that include education, health care, industrial manufacturing, transportation, real estate, media, energy, hospitality, entertainment, high-technology, retail, sports and financial services. He earns an estimated $2.5 billion every year through those companies.
He started his business career as a stock broker in 1961, after graduating from college. His private investments and salary totaled $400,000 in 1965 which allowed him to start a brokerage firm: Inversora Bursátil.
In 2007, all of his companies were valued at a total of $150 million. In 2015, he launched two companies, Claro Musica, a Latin music streaming service and Carso Oil & Gas whose assets are valued at around $230 million, divided into 17.7 million shares.
Assets: His House And Cars
He owns a $80 million 25 room townhouse in New York. He permanently lives in a 6-bedroom home in Lomas district of Mexico City, close to where he grew up.
He owns a few cars including a Navy Mercedes 4x4, a rare Bentley Continental Flying Spur, Maybach Guard and a vintage Cadillac 1941.
Charity And Endorsements
Carlos Slim has his own charitable foundation called the Carlos Slim Foundation through which the billionaire performs philanthropy. The foundation has an endowment of $3.5 billion. However, he is not a fan of charity, saying businessmen need to fight social problems without charity.
In an interview in 2011, when asked about Mark Zuckerburg’s plan to donate 99% of his wealth, Carlos responded:
“Foundations do not solve poverty, Employment requires that companies invest, so we don’t need to give away companies, we need to create companies. First of all, what we need to do as businessmen, is to help to solve the problems, the social problems. To fight poverty, but not by charity. I think it will be a big mistake that companies like Microsoft, Apple, the leaders of the world in technology be sold by the founders to put the cash to fund charities, to fund charity. They shouldn’t. It is more important that they continue manage the companies.”
Tax And Insurance
Carlos has massive earnings and hence pays huge amount of Tax imposed by the Mexican government. It can also be assumed that he has all of his required assets insured.
The Personal Life Of Carlos Slim
Carlos Slim Helu was born in 28th January, 1940, in Mexico City to Lebanese parents Julian Slim Haddad and Linda Helu Atta. Ever since a young age, he took an interest in business and bought his first stock at the age of 12.
He went on to study civil engineering at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, alongside teaching algebra and linear programming.
Carlos was married to Soumaya Domit from 1967 until her death in 1999.
During their time together, the two had six children; Carlos, Marco Antonio, Patrick, Soumaya, Vanessa, and Johanna. Three of his eldest children serve in Slim’s various companies and run the day-to-day business there.
Age And Height
Carlos is 79 years old and stands 173 cm or 5 feet 8 inches.