13 Facts About Carlos Slim Helu

1. In 1995 Carlos Slim Helu established Fundacion Telmex, a broad-ranging philanthropic foundation, which as he announced in 2007 had been provided with an asset base of billion to establish Carso Institutes for Health, Sports and Education.

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2. Carlos Slim Helu has been publicly skeptical of The Giving Pledge by Bill Gates and Warren Buffett giving away at least half of their fortunes.

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3. Carlos Slim Helu owns the Duke Seamans mansion, a 1901 beaux arts house on 5th Avenue in New York City, which he bought for $44 million in 2010.

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4. Carlos Slim Helu has been making private real estate investments around the world, particularly in the United States.

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5. On March 29, 2007, Carlos Slim Helu surpassed American investor Warren Buffett as the world's second richest person with an estimated net worth of billion compared with Buffet's billion.

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6. In his office, Carlos Slim Helu does not keep a computer and instead prefers to keep all his financial data in hand-written notebooks.

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7. Carlos Slim Helu began seeking to boost his oil investments in Colombia because of the country's open policies on exploration as well as furthering its commitment to double output by 2020.

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8. Carlos Slim Helu has set his sights within the energy industry as well.

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9. Carlos Slim Helu has completed business deals for the television rights to games of the Leon soccer team.

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10. In 2012 Carlos Slim Helu sold the broadcast rights for the Leon games to Telemundo in the United States, and the cable channel Fox Sports in Mexico and the rest of Latin America and to the website mediotiempo.

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11. Carlos Slim Helu built Plaza Carso in Mexico City, where most of his ventures share a common headquarters address.

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12. From 2010 to 2013, Carlos Slim Helu was ranked as the richest person in the world by the Forbes business magazine.

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13. Carlos Slim Helu is a Mexican business magnate, engineer, investor and philanthropist.

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