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Carlos Slim

October 4, 2011

The world’s richest man, Carlos Slim, has reportedly seen his fortune drop by $16.5 billion (€13.5 billion) during the last three months, as tough economic conditions take their toll on the wealthy. 

The world’s richest man, Carlos Slim, has reportedly seen his fortune drop by $16.5 billion (€13.5 billion) during the last three months, as tough economic conditions take their toll on the wealthy.

Mexican business website Sentidocomun said the telecoms tycoon was worth about US$62 billion, at the end of September, down from US$78 in June, the Financial Times reported.

August 24, 2011

Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim and his family have increased their stake in the New York Times Company, the iconic newspaper group controlled by the Ochs Sulzberger family. 

Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim and his family have increased their stake in the New York Times Company, the iconic newspaper group controlled by the Ochs Sulzberger family.

The Slim family’s Inmobiliaria Carso investment fund purchased 553,000 Class A shares, according to a regulatory filing, taking its stake from 6.9% to 7.3%.

March 24, 2010

Carlos Slim became the richest man in the world last week, making him patriarch of, arguably, the most successful family business in the world. However, his succession planning is yet to be tested, write Alexandra Sharpe and Shonali Sashikant

Carlos Slim became the richest man in the world last week, making him patriarch of, arguably, the most successful family business in the world. But while he clearly has the knack for making money, his succession planning is yet to be tested, write Alexandra Sharpe and Shonali Sashikant.

March 5, 2008

Microsoft owner Bill Gates has been over taken in a world rich list by a family business owner.

Microsoft owner Bill Gates has been overtaken in a world rich list by a family business owner. Carlos Slim, (pictured), who runs the Mexican telecommunications empire with his family, has been ranked second in a list of the world's richest people after narrowly being beaten to the top spot.

Warren Buffet tops the list with an estimated worth of $62 billion. Slim has $60 billion while Microsoft owner Bill Gates, who has topped the list for more than a decade, is ranked third with $58 billion.

November 1, 2007

Carlos Slim, the world’s richest man, is the figurehead of a Latin American trend of family
businesses ascending to powerful global positions. And many believe that, despite concerns about corruption, this trend will continue if the environment for business improves at the current rate. Melanie Stern analyses the state of play for the region’s business families

Melanie Stern is a freelance journalist based in the UK.

Carlos Slim, the world's richest man, is the figurehead of a Latin American trend of family businesses ascending to powerful global positions. And many believe that, despite concerns about corruption, this trend will continue if the environment for business improves at the current rate. Melanie Stern analyses the state of play for the region's business families

ARGENTINA
Population: 39.0 million
GDP (at market exchange rates): $214.3 billion

September 1, 2003

Mexican family businesses enjoyed public protection, subsidies and the trappings of wealth until the 1980s when globalisation and free trade brought an end to their dominant position within the economy

Ilya Adler is Principal and Vice-President for Latin American
Operations for Kochman Mavrelis Associates, and Professor of Business
at Alliant International University.

Mexican family businesses enjoyed public protection, subsidies and the trappings of wealth until the 1980s when globalisation and free trade brought an end to their dominant position within the economy

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