Carlos Slim

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  • Early wealth

    Early wealth
    By 1921, his father had purchased real estate in the flourishing commercial district of Mexico City. These enterprises became the source of considerable wealth.
  • Marriage

    In August 1926, Julián Slim and Linda Helú married. They had six children: Nour, Alma, Julián, José, Carlos and Linda. Julián senior, who had been influential in the Lebanese-Mexican business community.
  • Carlos Slim was born.

    Carlos Slim was born.
    Borin in Mexico City
  • Bought shares

    Bought shares
    At age 12, Slim bought shares in a Mexican bank. At the age of 17, he earned 200 pesos a week working for his father's company.
  • More businesses

    More businesses
    ConstructionConstruction, real estate and mining businesses were the focus of his early career. By 1972 he had established or acquired a further seven businesses in these categories, including one which rented construction equipment.
  • Hoteles Calinda

    Hoteles Calinda
    In 1991 he acquired Hoteles Calinda
  • Philanthropy

    In 1995 he established Fundación Telmex, a broad-ranging philanthropic foundation.
  • Sears Roebuck

    Sears Roebuck
    Slim bought the Mexican arm of Sears Roebuck
  • The Wall Street Journal

    The Wall Street Journal
    On August 4, 2007, The Wall Street Journal ran a cover story profiling Slim
  • Ranked as the richest man in the world

    Ranked as the richest man in the world