13 Facts About Slim Helu

1. Two years after Slim Helu's failed bid to take over the company mainly due to political intervention and Slim's paucity of interest in purchasing the company, Slim's America Movil SAB began offering 2.25billion euros of bonds that can be converted into shares of Royal KPN NV.

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2. On July 15, 2014, Forbes announced that Slim Helu had reclaimed the position of the wealthiest person in the world, with a fortune of billion.

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3. On March 29, 2007, 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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4. Carlos Slim Helu is a Maronite Catholic, and he is one of the prominent backers of Legion of Christ, a Roman Catholic religious institute.

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5. In March 2015 Slim Helu began to set his sights on Spain, purchasing Spanish real estate at rock-bottom prices within the ailing Spanish economy.

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6. In November 2013 Slim Helu invested US$60 million in the Israeli startup Mobli, a company that deals with connections between people and communities corralled according to different interests.

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7. The company run by his son, Marco Antonio Slim Helu, added the prisons to its portfolio of infrastructure assets among which include toll roads, hydroelectric dams, and water-treatment plants.

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8. In 2012 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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9. In 2005 Slim Helu invested in Volaris, a Mexican airline and established Impulsora del Desarrollo y el Empleo en America Latina SAB de CV, a Mexican construction and civil engineering company primarily engaged in not-for-profit infrastructure development.

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10. In 1999, Slim Helu began expanding his business interests beyond Latin America.

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11. In 1988 Slim Helu bought the Nacobre group of companies, which trades in copper and aluminum products, along with a chemicals business, Quimica Fluor, and others.

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12. In 1981, Slim Helu acquired a majority stake in Cigarros la Tabacelera Mexicana, Mexico's second largest producer and marketer of cigarettes, at a reduced price.

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

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