By Sugey Palomares | 03/07/2012 - 14:57
Move over Bill Gates!
Mexican business man Carlos Slim Helu continues to hold Forbes’ richest man in the world title for a third year in a row. The 72-year-old is worth $69 billion as the chairman of telecom services Telmex and America Movil. Helu comes from a legacy of entrepreneurship. His father of Lebanese decent Julián Slim Haddad owned a dry goods store and later became a strong real estate player in Mexico City.
By Mariela Rosario | 03/10/2011 - 16:45
With an estimated net worth of $74 billion (yup, BILLION) dollars, Carlos Slim Helu has a firm grip on first place of Forbes list of the World's Richest People. Holding on the to the top spot for the second year in a row, Helu managed to add $20.5 billion to his fortune—increasing the gap between him and no. 2, Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates, to $18 billion.
By Mariela Rosario | 03/11/2010 - 13:43
Mexican businessman Carlos Slim Helu has edged out both Bill Gates and Warren Buffet to claim the title of richest man in the world. Gates held the title of Forbes's Richest Person in the World for 14 of the last 15 years, while Buffet is holding steady in the third place position. Ironically enough, though we've witnessed one of the worst global recessions in history this past year, most of the world's wealthiest people saw their riches sore during the last 12 months.