Billionaire Carlos Slim Helú

Super Entrepreneur Carlos Slim

Most people know him as Carlos Slim, and he's become one of the wealthiest men on earth. He started from humble beginnings in Mexico, using a small inheritance from his dad to leverage his way to being worth billions today.

While Carlos Slim has had his hands in a number of industries like banking, insurance, technology and retail, among others, the primary source of his immense wealth is telecommunications; being the most influential in the Mexican to South America region.

Like many wealthy and great entrepreneurs, Slim made his money by recognizing companies that were undervalued and then working on them until they became profitable.

People that have no understanding of business have of course criticized Slim when he raises prices in some sectors, but the results, as in telecommunications, has been not only improved services, but adding services that hadn't existed before, like long distance calls and Internet services.

Slim doesn't concern himself with popularity though, he would rather work on building profitable businesses that improve the lives of the people he and his companies are serving.

Billionaire entrepreneur Carlos Slim

Grupo Carso

Carlos Slims' Biggest Move

Carlos Slim launched into the public eye when he led a consortium of investors to acquire Telmex and Telnor from the Mexican government in 1990.

Currently an estimated 90 percent of the telephone line in Mexico are under the management of Telmex.

Telcel, a mobile company, also accounts for close to eighty percent of Mexican cellphones.

Using the profits from these lucrative operations, Slim has expanded his investments globally, while also buying numerous cellphone carriers across South America. Overall, América Móvil - owned by Slim - has over 100 million customers in Latin America.

Grupo Carso

For some time now, once Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim Helú solidified his telecom positions, he has largely been working through his holding company and conglomerate Grupo Carso.

Among the numerous holdings it has a majority ownership in Grupo Sanborns, which includes the Sanborns retail chain, and also a majority stake in Sears Sears Roebuck de México.

Grupo Carso also has it fingers in Empresas Frisco, which focuses on mining, railroad and chemical businesses. It also has a stake in Cigatam, a cigarette maker.

The conglomerate launched in 1965 and has steadily grown ever since, with strategic reinvestment and other acquisitions.

Carlos Slim and his many foundations

Carlos Slim Helú has largely stepped down from day-to-day management and has passed that responsibility onto his three sons. Now he focuses almost all his attention and energy on his foundations.

One of his major foundations the Fundación del Centro Histórico de la Ciudad de México A.C. (Mexico City Historic Downtown Foundation), has the goal of salvaging and restoring the historic downtown area of Mexico City.

The hope is to help people have a place to work, reside and have some entertainment in that part of the huge, sprawling city.

He also leads the $10 billion budgeted Latin America Development Fund project, to build and finance a variety of cultural-related projects across Latin America.

The "Alfredo Harp Helú Foundation" is another vehicle Slim works through, where he has granted $5.5 million through them as an endowment to the second-biggest Mexican University: National Polytechnic Institute.

Carlos Slim at his art gallery he loves so much

All of this in one lifetime

Carlos Slim is a hardworking man of integrity, who has vastly improved a number of services and businesses sectors, not only in Mexico, but across Latin America.

A significant portion of the profits from those ventures are now being used in a number of ways to enhance the lives of millions of people in the region.

All of this in one lifetime, and in a region of the world vastly in need of entrepreneurial leadership and example. 

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edilma sanchez 6 years ago

Buenas nochez sr Carlos yo soy una mujer muy trabajadora co 10 nietos preciossosy tengo mucho interes de poder contactarlo con mucha urgencia para ver si me puede ayudar estoy con una enfermedad muy delicada y me gustaria que me ayudara DIOS lo siga bendiciendo muchos mi correo es edysanchez23@hotmail.com bendiciones ok .


dr.hammed 6 years ago

STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL.

OFFICE OF THE CHAIRMAN

CONTRACT AWARDING COMMITTEE

ECOWAS HEADQUARTERS

LOME,REPUBLIC OF TOGO

Attn:Pls Friend.

ACCOUNT PROVISION FOR USD 16M.

Forgive my indignation if this message comes to you as a surprise and if it

might offend you without your prior consent and writing through this channel.

I am Dr.Hammed Musa,The Chairman, Contract Awarding committee of the ECONOMIC

COMMUNITY OF WEST AFRICAN STATES ( ECOWAS) with Headquarters in Lome, Togo.

I got your contact through Network on line in my search for a reliable and

reputable person to handle a very confidential transaction that involves

atransfer of fund to a foreign account and I decided to write you. After

discussing my view and your profile with my colleagues,they were very much

satisfied and decided to contact you immediately for this mutual business

relationship.We wish to transfer the sum of USD 16m (Sixteen Million United

States Dollars only.)into your personal or company`s bank account.

This fund was a residue of the over invoiced contract bills awarded by us for

the supply of hard/softwares,phamaceauticals/medical items,light and heavy

duty vehicles, apperals and other administrative logistics etc for the ECOMOG

in Sierria-Leone and Liberia during the Peace Keeping Projects.

This DEAL was deliberately hatched out and carefully protected with all the

attendant lope holes sealed off.As the Chairman of CAC,I have the cooperation

and mandate of the Financial Director and the Secretary of the Organisation.We

arranged and over invoiced the contract funds supplied by different companies

from different countries during the crisis.

It was our consensus to seek the assistance of a willing foreigner to provide

us with the facilities to transfer this money out of West Africa.This is borne

out of our beleif in the non stable and sporous political nature of this sub-

region.

The original contractors have been duely paid by the Banque Centrale Des Etats

De L`Afrique De L`Ouest (Central Bank of the West African States)through our

bankers-INTERNATIONAL BANK OF AFRICA(IBA)UNION TOGOLAISE DE BANQUE(UTB),ECO

BANK,BTCI BANK LOME TOGO.

This balance is suspended in the escrow accounts awaiting claims by any

foreign company of our choice.We intend to pay out this fund now as the

organisation is winding up its activities since the aim of returning PEACE to

the countries and the coast has been achieved.Based on the laws and ethics of

employment,we as civil servants working under this organisation, are not

allowed to operate a foreign account.

This is the more reason why we needed your assistance to provide an account

that can sustain this fund for safe keeping and our future investment with

your comprehensive advise,assistance and partnership in your country.It is

however agreed,as the account owner in this deal to allow you 30% of the

entire sum as compensation, 65% will be held on trust for us while 5% will be

usedto defray any incidental charges and cost during the course of the

transaction.

This transaction will be successfully concluded within 14 days if you accord

us your unalloyed and due cooperation.You should provide the followings:

YOUR COMPANY`S NAME WITH COMPLETE ADDRESS,

TELEPHONE AND FAX NUMBERS.(if available)

THE NAME OF YOUR BANK,ITS ADDRESS WITH TEL,FAX AND YOUR ACCOUNT NUMBER, THE

COMPLETE MAILING ADRRESS OF THE BENEFICIARY WITH TELEPHONE AND FAX NUMBERS.

Upon the receipt of this informations,i will forward them to the organisation

for ratification and subsequent payment.

As with the case of all organised (sensitive)and conspired DEALS,we solicit

for your unreserved confidentiality and utmost secret in this business. We

hope to retire peacefully and leave a honourable business life

afterwards.There are no risks involved.

You can reach me through my private email dr.hammedmustg@gmail.com for more

details.

With regards.

Dr.Hammed Musa.


Mr.suppaisansakul sunthon 5 years ago

Dear Carlos slim helu

I have designI had to create a world-class attractions are joyously yard West parks in the fight world. Unique. Space travel by ship and truck as much. Floating holiday in space from seven days up price of $500 millions U.S. dollars. Signed first half of the total price paid. (or design fly car not body for tour sea city forest and for sell.)Thank you.

Respect

Mr.sunthon /TH 662854043768 Hua Hin city.


Doan Pham Khiem 5 years ago

I'm sorry you more! I ask that you please allow me introduce it?

My full name is Doan Pham Khiem (First name: Pham Khiem and Last name: Doan). I am a deaf and dumb persons with disabilities. I'm not blind. I am 28 years old (bron 1982). I live in Vietnam. I have been unemployed here. My family is my second mother. My mother was old then! My mother was sick a lot. My mother was sick and sore bones rotate. My mother's right eye was blind and also my mother's left eye to see clearly without blurring. I bought a glass to see more clearly my mother but my mother did not see anything because my eyes are too weak. I can not put my mother through the hospital because I was no longer afford the cost of the doctor again. I also lack the money to buy school supplies, tuition at the University ,.... etc. .. I've been hiding out at the University. I am so sad! I'm not too happy! My first love is! Because we were not eligible. I want to marry with his girlfriend to give birth for my mother happy. If my mother died, how old my wife and my baby be? I am very worried for my mother too! But my father then my mother and I spent a long time. Because my parents were divorced when I was little 10 years old. My mother has always sacrificed and taught me a lot and good advice. I am grateful to my mother pahi3 very much! But I dare not eat breakfast in the evening anymore. So I give to my mom eating only vegetables and meat. I always take care of my mother during the night.

Left out of employment, every Sunday I had to sacrifice and free teaching deaf mute people learn sign language in Deaf Mute Association of Ho Chi Minh City. To heaven bless my mother lived a long and healthy. I help people learn very good deaf mute. I study at the University from Monday to Saturday. But I do not go to school because I was unemployed. My house is very narrow too! I have not bought a motorcycle to school, not to buy laptop for school and writing email to you and everyone, not buy new clothes, not buying new shoes, not bought the box for my mother to drink milk and nutrition, ... etc ... I'm so miserable! I was unemployed! I am looking for my supporters and my family a lot! To my family and I escaped poverty! You understand?

I would let you try to please help me a lot! If you're a nice person help me save more then I should be grateful your life. I thank you in advance.

Pham Khiem son!

Email : deafdumb_studentpoor@yahoo.com


Tineke Huylebroeck 5 years ago

Stop asking for money and just respect this man for his succes and achievements. Put your energy in your own efforts instead of thinking somebody else can resolve your problems. If you work hard, you will become someone !


BIBLESHAREEF@YAHOO.COM 5 years ago

DEAR RESPECTED, I NEED A HOUSE THEN I REQUEST TO OUR GOD PLEASE GIVE ME A HOUSE IN PAKISTAN BECAUSE I HAVE NO PROPERTY PLEASE HELP ME, GOD PLEASE HELP ME I AM VERY WORRIED THAT WHERE MY FAMILY WILL LIVE BECAUSE THE OWNER OF THE PROPERTY TELL ME PLEASE GET OUT FROM MY HOUSE THEN I DO NOT KNOW WHERE MY FAMILY WILL LIVE.

I REQUEST TO OUR GOD PLEASE HELP ME VERY SOON

THANKS


KIBUUKA FRED 4 years ago

Dear Chairman(MR,CARLOS SLIMS) Greetings from the above named person a senior citizen of uganda.I wish to thank you for all you are doing to the needy one.May god reward you.Well,i would like to invite you ,kindly to come and also invest in my country UGANDA. We have good weather and many more.I will be very greatful Yrs faithfully kibuuka fred.fkibu@yahoo.com


Alex 4 years ago

Great article but I feel you could have added information about the criticism of Slim. Specifically how he's a monopolist.


hilitruda lawrence 4 years ago

Dear Carlos Slim,

Hope that you good and well. I had you in BLoomberg that you good person and kind man who work very hard as an Enterprise. well I just want to introduce you I m hilitruda L. mworia from Tanzania a girl of 24 years old living with my parents and they are sick my father is diabetic where his two limbs are been operated and his is in wheelchair and my mother she has leg problem and she cant afford long distance and she need to have a long rest due to the damage been too excessive. please I ask for you help.

my e mail is hilitrudalawrence@gmail.com

thanks for you kindness.


Michael Johnson 3 years ago

Dear Mr. Helu,

Sincere greetings and best wishes in the name of the Lord.

Having heard that Mr. Helu is the richest in the world, I just want us to be the most friends in the world. Here is my email address: mick2smart@yahoo.com. Please try to get in contact with me. I think we have something to talk about.


Marcela Bravo 3 years ago

I am Adrian Angel Bravo's mother, I know there are thousands of people asking you money, but the desperation I am feeling seing my son's life going to the end if I don' try to get some help, am going to tell you the story of my son. TENGO FE DE SALVAR A MI HIJO, AYUDA

The letter you see above is just to give you an idea what is the reason of my request. I am a 61 y.o. and my son is in need of some financial help because he has only eight months to do all of this : loss weight (70 pounds ) to be ready to register in the KIDNEY TRANSPLANT LIST, SO HE CAN SAVE HIS LIFE. I am doing this, because my son has this disease (Wegener's disease) started in 2006 he has been in coma for at least eight times, -In Northern Nevada Medical Center- the first time in January 2006 for three months and a half, and the other times was in SAINT MARY'S HOSPITAL (all in Reno, Nevada) and he is getting dialysis for 22 months (now in “ Da Vita” - dialysis place - at Damonte Ranch in Reno, NV),and he is getting worst everytime he goes to Intensive Care that is the reason why I decided to start asking for financial aid because eventhough he has Medicare, it doesn't cover Gastric Sleeve Resection, and he needs that to be ready for the Kidney transplant. IF YOU CAN HELP ME I REALLY THANK YOU, GOD BLESS YOU ANYWAY, and of course my only one interest is SAVE MY SON'S LIFE

THANKS A LOT

MARCELA BRAVO

2301 Oddie Blv. Space 129

Reno, NV 89512

Home Phone (775)636-657

m_bravo@sbcglobal.net


SALMAN MUHAMMAD RAFIQ 3 years ago

RESPECTED SIR,

I AM A POOR PAKISTANI NATIONAL JOBLESS PERSON.DUE TO I AM A JOBLESS & I DON'T HAVE ANY SOURCE OF INCOME I WANT A FINANCIAL HELP FROM U SO I APPEAL U PLEASE FOR GOD SAYS HELP ME EARLIEST.AWAITING FOR YOUR KINDLY ACTION & EARLY +E REPLY.

THANKS

SALMAN FROM PAKISTAN.


SALMAN MUHAMMADS RAFIQ 3 years ago

DEAR SIR

MY E MAIL ADDRESS IS GIVEN BELOW.

salman200511@hotmail.com


Mr Stanley Johnson Sr. 3 years ago

Mr Slim, I have a innovative golf accessory that you may find interesting due to the applications it has. I need your assistance to launch my innovative golf accessory. Several of my friends at Sonora tires on foothill blvd told me to try and contact you regarding my golf accessory. I would like to send you my computer generated DVD for you to take a look at, however I do not know where to send it. If you can forward me your mailing address I would like to send you a copy of my innovative golf accessory for you to look at! My contact num,ber is 1-909-697-8181 and you can call me anytime.


Mr. Stanley Johnson Sr. 3 years ago

Mr. Slim. my email address is stanleyjohnson69@yahoo.com and you can reach me at 1-909-697-8181 regarding my innovative golf accessory, that could make MILLIONS, yes MILLIONS with a info-commercial for the public to see. I need your help in getting it launched to the 100Million recreational golfers all over the world! I look forward to hearing from you, so I can send you a DVD of my golf accessory. I'am also the sole inventor and owner of my innovative golf accessory and it's Patented! God Bless you Always, Mr. Johnson


Mr. Carlos Slim Helu , Chairman. 3 years ago

In my earlier message I did not include my E-mail address to contact me regarding my innovative golf accessory. I think you will absloutely love the applications avaliable on my innovative golf accessory for other interests. With you help Mr. Helu you will have the hottest golf accessory on the Market!!

Thank You

stanleyjohnson69@yahoo.com

1-909-697-8181 anytime.

I'am the owner of my golf accessory and upon request I can come to Mexico for a meeting with you!


Geetharamesh 3 years ago

Dear Mr. Carlos Slim Helu

How are you sir? This is Ms. Geetharamesh, from India. I am writing this to you for financial assistance badly require to us. I saw your photos and read articles. You have donated many people and since you are doing the same helpful things. Simply you are Great Sir.

Why I am asking this help to you know means, I read your articles, my mind was saying something that, if you ask help to him, definitely he will do like this my soul was saying that is why I write this letter to you. Sorry for the inconvenience in this regard.

We have invested nearly 30 lakhs in to publication work 10 years back, by that period we earned and invested and beyond that we took loan from outside and give it to that work, which is called –

“Learn through Any language –

English, Hindi, Telugu, Bengali, Marathi, Tamil, Gujarathi, Malayalam, Kannada, Oriya, Punjabi, Assamese, Sanskrit and Urdu.

This work is done for Library purpose and public people. But our badluck still it does not come out. This hot copy is within me sir, but floppy disk is not working, but we have everything.

If you take this project for Rs. 75 lakhs we would be very grateful to you at last and we never forget in our life. I am not forced you to do sir. But this book is really useful to all peoples.

Apart from that we invested so much of money, that’s why we three people are very much suffering and simply saying means do or die condition. We are suffering untold miseries and griefs.

In this time, if you can take this project and do it means we will come out from great difficulties. God cannot come directly sir, he will be sending in the human form, we are now treating you like God. It is purely a promised word Sir.

Once again I offer my respectful obeisances unto you.

Please consider well and do the needful. I am badly awaiting you reply.

If you are willing to take this project please tell them to contact me in this No.

And mail Id.

spvnsgr@gmail.com

sudharbala@gmail.com

+917402064043

+918056248420

+918754406814

Thanking you

Yours truly,

Ms.Geetha, Sudha, Bhuvaneswari.


Lawrence W. Dahn 3 years ago

Dear Mr. Helu,

Greeting.

I am impress about your statement to finance projects that will create job for more people. I am a Liberian living in Liberia, I am please to invite you to our country Liberia. You can invest in to our economy that will create job for our people, we are a bless nation that looking forward for someone like to come to our aid.

My email address is lawrencewonyeandahn@yahoo.com and Cell phone number is +123-0886-559-353 tanks for your understanding and assistant


Mr. Stanley Johnson Sr. 3 years ago

Mr. Carlos Slim Helu, I need your in Launching my innovative golf accessory to the mass of recreational golfers around the world, 26Million in the United States alone! I'am willing to give you 75% of the net from the revenue received on my golf accessory. Golf is a $70Billion Dollar Industry with a total economic impact of $177Billion Dollars, yes big numbers. I was denied by Shark tank because, they wanted to do in another direction, what other direction is their besides branding and licenseing a product and making money, WOW! If you can help me it would be deeply appreciated.

Thank You

Mr. Stanley Johnson Sr.

1-909-697-8181


geetharamesh 2 years ago

Dear Mr. Carlos Slim Helu

How are you sir? This is Ms. Geetharamesh, from India. I am writing this to you for financial assistance badly require to us. I saw your photos and read articles. You have donated many people and since you are doing the same helpful things. Simply you are Great Sir.

Why I am asking this help to you know means, I read your articles, my mind was saying something that, if you ask help to him, definitely he will do like this my soul was saying that is why I write this letter to you. Sorry for the inconvenience in this regard.

We have invested nearly 30 lakhs in to publication work 10 years back, by that period we earned and invested and beyond that we took loan from outside and give it to that work, which is called –

“Learn through Any language –

English, Hindi, Telugu, Bengali, Marathi, Tamil, Gujarathi, Malayalam, Kannada, Oriya, Punjabi, Assamese, Sanskrit and Urdu.

This work is done for Library purpose and public people. But our badluck still it does not come out. This hot copy is within me sir, but floppy disk is not working, but we have everything.

If you take this project for Rs. 75 lakhs we would be very grateful to you at last and we never forget in our life. I am not forced you to do sir. But this book is really useful to all peoples.

Apart from that we invested so much of money, that’s why we three people are very much suffering and simply saying means do or die condition. We are suffering untold miseries and griefs.

In this time, if you can take this project and do it means we will come out from great difficulties. God cannot come directly sir, he will be sending in the human form, we are now treating you like God. It is purely a promised word Sir.

Once again I offer my respectful obeisances unto you.

Please consider well and do the needful. I am badly awaiting you reply.

If you are willing to take this project please tell them to contact me in this No.

I am giving my bank details, pl. transfer funds to this account sir.

Bank Name: SBI ACCOUNT, AMBICA COMPLEX,

32, N.S.K. KODAMBAKKAM BRANCH

Account Name: geetharamesh

Account Number: No:20072205574,Swift Code:1444

My pan no is: AWWPG6635M

And mail Id.

spvnsgr@gmail.com

geethanagalakshmi@gmail.com.

+917402064043

+918056248420

+918754406814

Thanking you

Yours truly,

Ms.Geetharamesh,


geoffrey lugaye 2 years ago

Halo sir

Greetings, This is to inform you that i am visual Artist . so far i

have over 50 artworks paintings in the house depicting nature.

i have natural talent / gift in art works but my major challenger is

limiting my ability and Great potentials are:

1. since i have been painting keeping them in stock in my house no

space Art Traffic Jam is many in my room small .poverty is biting.

2. financial hardship is biting me the small amount of money iget from

casual works here in the city some times graphite is what i use to

purchase the materials hence making the work slow productions .

There fore ,. is the above limitations that iam requesting writing to

you requesting kindly if you can lend your kind help in any of the

above or all i will appreciate alot. Buy 1 get 1 free 2 get 2 free http://lugaye.nobullart.com

thanks in advance.

GOD BLESS YOU.

yours cincerely

mr . lugaye


geoffrey lubia lugaye 23 months ago

dear slim

greatings , i request buy 1 discount is there the cat. promote http://lugaye.nobullart.com


geoffrey lubia lugaye 22 months ago

Dear Carlos.

Greetings,This half November & December is hard working and writing a Movie, Sir Carlos i am Writing very special Movie Script Title BLACK BAPTIST Series special dedication to my Partner Shanti the Best Unique inspirational movie of pain and sorrow from childhood to the Happy ending to arts is now quarter 12231 wards my comp is counting.

if you help me just a little to this 35 days i ditch my casual job to Write this Nasty Movie fo next year i promise your name will one of the Director on the Screen titles. i dont need much only 500$ for Survival . Cheers

Best

geoffrey Lubia lugaye

Nairobi - kibra - soweto


geoffrey lubia lugaye 21 months ago

hi Slim

greetings, happy day . this is not good slim you mesium need some cats will work sweet and awesome people will come to see some beautiful's Cats God's created . i have connections i will send you as presents to the mesium don't worry Ebola has not enter Kenya is free from Ebola very free .

that's only i can offer you cheers.

best

geoffrey lubia lugaye

nairobi - kibra - soweto

http://lugaye.nobullart.com

tell. +254721166327


geoffrey lubia lugaye 21 months ago

hi Slim

greetings, happy day . this is not good slim you mesium need some cats will work sweet and awesome people will come to see some beautiful's Cats God's created . i have connections i will send you as presents to the mesium don't worry Ebola has not enter Kenya is free from Ebola very free .

that's only i can offer you cheers.

best

geoffrey lubia lugaye

nairobi - kibra - soweto

http://lugaye.nobullart.com

tell. +254721166327


geoffrey lubia lugaye 21 months ago

hi Carlos

greetings , happy Xmas imagine china take all the animals 2 2 2 2 imagine 2 lions or two leopards frree with the people wer year will come 700000 people per year this is sweet sir.


getu 21 months ago

Hi Carlos

My email is mworiahilitruda @yahoo.com

Plz you can use it.

GOD BLESS YOU


marco 19 months ago

hellosir .in first my english languge not good,i hope you understand me.my name is marco 32 year,i'm egyption live in russia,i live with my wife,we waiting our baby will come after 5 month,all our dreams in this that we live normal without problem we want have children live with us forever.us problem that we taked 3 bank loan,we back every month around 1200$.year and have now we was can back normal but can't have money for and drink normal.start our problem really before2 month,some times have with little money and some time not have work,also my wife start lost more then 30% from her money in the work,we start have bad life really.also my wife now she need medicine every week because she is pregnant need good eat and analyses,it's so difficult for me to ask some one for help but it is really we can't live really,the problem too all cridet at name of my wife start bank want put her in prison.help us please.god bless you,my number is +79202975705.my email is:marcomarco2015@yandex.ru.thank you very much


Gibson clinton 13 months ago

Hello Mr Carlos

how are you doing today ?

i like to have a business deal with you

can i trust you on this deal?

write to me at gibsonclinton2014@gmail.com

God bless you as i hope to hear from you

regard

Gibson clinton

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